by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 24, 2014 1:23 pm | Comments (1)
When Rocio Barahona told her students she would bring out the “caracoles,” a wave of excitement rolled through the first-grade classroom.
“Caracoles! Caracoles!” they loudly whispered to each other, as their teacher pulled out tanks of small aquatic snails—and charted a new approach to bilingual education.
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 24, 2014 12:02 pm | Comments (8)
To figure out how to better support and evaluate teachers in and outside of the classroom, ask the teachers what they need.
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 22, 2014 1:43 pm | Comments (7)
Maybe they should have to write a short speech, or make a video. But students running for a seat on New Haven’s Board of Education shouldn’t have to earn B or C averages, citywide student council leaders concluded.
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 17, 2014 8:46 am | Comments (2)
Quinnipiac Elementary School students got a special reminder to show up for picture day the next morning — from their principal, who appeared at their doorsteps to personally deliver the announcement.
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 8, 2014 1:46 pm | Comments (3)
State and city administrators joined Elm City Montessori School students in semi-structured playtime Wednesday morning, during the school’s official opening six weeks after classes had begun.
by Josiah Brown | Oct 6, 2014 3:42 am
New Teacher-Developed Curricular Resources Available; Partnership Begins 38th Year
Curriculum units that teachers from 19 New Haven public schools developed as Fellows in four Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute seminars in 2014 are available at this website. (http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/)
by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 3, 2014 1:18 pm | Comments (1)
If a child graduates from a K-4 school and the only neighborhood middle school with available spots begins in sixth grade, where should that student go?
by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 23, 2014 8:55 am | Comments (9)
The student who sits on New Haven’s Board of Education may have to show up at school regularly—and may or may not have to maintain a C average.
Alders debated that proposition Monday night.
by Allan Appel | Sep 22, 2014 3:34 pm
Don’t panic, but when you wash your hands with soap and water, sing the Happy Birthday song twice. That’ll ensure you wash for at least 20 seconds.
by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 22, 2014 8:06 am | Comments (5)
Pending federal approval, New Haven teachers will soon be able to apply to live in public housing rent-free in exchange for providing after-school programs for students.