by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 30, 2015 12:09 pm | Comments (7)
As other students read through their own worksheets, Natenen Conde sprang from her seat and rushed up to her principal with a declaration: “I finished everything.”
by Allan Appel | Jan 30, 2015 8:49 am | Comments (2)
As the national touring company of the latest Broadway production of Matilda forms up for its debut at the Shubert Theatre this spring, the talented second-graders at the Worthington Hooker School on Canner Street made their own contribution, a Matilda spin-off production.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 29, 2015 8:49 am | Comments (13)
The president of the teachers union sent a letter urging union teachers not to support a proposed Board of Education financial partnership with Achievement First (AF) charter on an experimental new school.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 26, 2015 3:24 pm | Comments (3)
Lazlo Sedenszki, a junior at Metropolitan Business Academy, was the only student in the room who admitted to having ever “vaped.” But everyone in the room said they knew someone who had tried it.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 26, 2015 7:50 am | Comments (9)
A proposed code of conduct would keep kids in school rather than suspend or expel them, requiring them to work through their issues rather than punishing them for acting out.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 23, 2015 8:52 am | Comments (15)
Update 5 p.m. Friday: Superintendent Garth Harries said the Board of Education has decided to postpone discussion on Elm City Imagine until a later date, likely the subsequent full board meeting Feb. 9.
The Achievement First (AF) charter organization is taking steps to start a new experimental school—while its proposed financial partner, New Haven Public Schools, hasn’t yet officially decided to participate.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 21, 2015 9:11 am | Comments (13)
When Common Core came to New Haven, Garfield Pilliner told a gathering in Dixwell, his classroom changed.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 20, 2015 8:19 am | Comments (2)
If a school principal calculated the New Haven’s Board of Ed attendance records, President Carlos Torre would get a gold star for showing up to class. Alex Johnston would advance to the next grade, but with a “needs improvement” warning.
by Josiah Brown | Jan 14, 2015 2:58 pm | Comments (1)
New Haven Public School teachers and Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute seminar leaders—members of the Yale faculty—gathered to discuss the program’s seminars, application process, and curricular and professional development opportunities.
The following account was contributed by the program’s Josiah Brown.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 13, 2015 11:33 am | Comments (18)
An Achievement First principal-in-residence, Michelle Bonora, expected to gradually ease into her first job as principal with the help of a mentor. She started Monday as the new interim principal of Troup Magnet School—a far from gradual transition.