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Student Ed Board Candidates Make Their Case

by Markeshia Ricks | May 20, 2015 1:35 pm | Comments (4)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Martin Clark is campaigning hard on two issues: smart boards, and smart sex.

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Discoveries Abound

by Paul Bass | May 19, 2015 5:17 pm

Paul Bass Photo Two budding housing designers were hard at work on Orchard Street and Legion Avenue.

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Lee Class Of ‘85 Reunites

by Staff | May 19, 2015 12:19 pm

Can you believe it’s been 30 years?

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Strong School Supporters Swarm City Hall

by Markeshia Ricks | May 19, 2015 8:00 am | Comments (19)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Supporters of a new $45 million home for Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet and Lab School pressed a reluctant Board of Alders, whose leaders remained firm in opposition while several others spoke up in support.

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Sea Change Comes To Worthington Hooker

by Lucy Gellman | May 15, 2015 4:12 pm

Hooker eighth-grader Melissa Cisija was acting out again. Seated against a backdrop of her favorite possessions — a globe, rocking softly to and fro from its stony shelf, an eyeglass, and a fork, formerly known as a dinglehopper — she crossed her arms, shook her head, and glared at the audience before her.

“I just want to belong!,” she exclaimed.

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Harp Swings Back

by Paul Bass & Markeshia Ricks | May 14, 2015 8:09 pm | Comments (32)

Paul Bass Photo Markeshia Ricks photoA day after alders voted to shoot down a $45 million new school and to deny her six new positions, Mayor Toni Harp accused them of speaking out of both sides of their mouths when it comes to creating jobs.

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Alders Tighten Purse Strings

by Markeshia Ricks | May 14, 2015 2:55 pm | Comments (10)

Markeshia Ricks PhotoIn a show of flexing its oversight muscles, the Board of Alders Finance Committee rejected new positions proposed by the mayor and put some departments’ money in escrow as it advanced the $506 million proposed new fiscal year budget.

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Cola Drinkers Prefer “Coke”

by Paul Bass | May 12, 2015 2:42 pm | Comments (1)

Paul Bass Photo What I learned on the first morning of this year’s citywide Science Fair as judges visited 235 exhibits mounted by public-school students from pre-K through 12 grade:

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Student Candidates Join Bilingual Debate

by Aliyya Swaby | May 12, 2015 12:03 pm | Comments (2)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Coral Ortiz felt pretty “connected” to the discussion topic at her first ever Board of Education meeting: how to improve bilingual education in New Haven.

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New Ed Commissioner Shops Summer Jobs

by Aliyya Swaby | May 11, 2015 4:10 pm | Comments (2)

Aliyya Swaby Photo When new state Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell dropped by Hillhouse High School, she received an assignment: Find more money for New Haven.

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