by Paul Bass | Feb 25, 2015 2:44 pm | Comments (26)
“Elm City Imagine” died Wednesday—at least the version that would have had New Haven’s Board of Ed entering into a partnership this year with the Achievement First charter network on a new school.
by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 20, 2015 9:09 am | Comments (7)
To run for a seat on New Haven’s reconstituted Board of Education, students will need to get 100 petition signatures from fellow students, including 50 from five different schools other than their own.
by Khadija Hussain | Feb 18, 2015 2:06 pm | Comments (5)
It seems Morgan Freeman isn’t the only one with an opinion about Black History month. In light of February’s black history commemoration, N’Zinga Shani organized an episode of her “One World Civic Engagment” public-access TV show for students to discuss the annual observance. Students discussed the stigma surrounding cultural celebrations, and the need— or lack thereof, in their opinion, for such events.
by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 18, 2015 9:13 am | Comments (59)
A controversial plan for New Haven public schools to create an experimental school with a charter network hit a roadblock Tuesday night, as two Board of Ed members peppered proponents with skeptical questions and declared themselves unprepared to vote yet.
by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 17, 2015 8:04 am | Comments (13)
New Haven’s teachers union president popped a question for his adversaries in the charter movement: If you want a new relationship, why should we pay you for it?
by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 16, 2015 12:18 pm | Comments (6)
Jennifer Ricker said she has no idea what her second-grade daughter is learning in school, when she has tests or whether she is on track for her grade level—because her teachers don’t send any of that information home.
by Brian Slattery | Feb 13, 2015 2:04 pm
For many actors, landing a role at Long Wharf Theater is a feather in their cap, a chance to walk the same stage as Al Pacino, Brian Dennehy, or Kathleen Turner. For Kelly McQuail, who’s making her debut there in the controversial Bad Jews — which opens next week and is apparently almost sold out — it is also a homecoming.
by David Sepulveda | Feb 11, 2015 12:05 pm | Comments (1)
Jack Paulishen, an award-winning teacher at James Hillhouse High School, didn’t mince words: “As some of you know, I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma this past August, and part of me knows that I would not be getting this award if I didn’t have cancer. Having said that, if I was running this fundraiser (which I have in the past) I’d give me an award too. (Who wouldn’t buy a $25 ticket for a guy who has cancer? LOL.)”
by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 10, 2015 8:28 am | Comments (27)
After listening to 40 passionate speeches over four hours, Mayor Toni Harp proclaimed herself “not opposed” to a controversial proposed financial partnership between Achievement First (AF) charter network and the Board of Ed to create an experimental school called Elm City Imagine. But she added she is “not ready to sign on the dotted line” until kinks are worked out.
by Staff | Feb 9, 2015 2:49 pm | Comments (24)
Achievement First (AF) charter network sent a letter to the New Haven Board of Education with 50 signatures from community leaders in support of the proposed charter school Elm City Imagine—in advance of Monday night’s scheduled board discussion on whether the New Haven Public Schools should serve as a financial partner.