by Christopher Peak | Feb 21, 2018 4:37 pm | Comments (12)
The Board of Education’s first conversation about where to cut $10 million showed just how painful it will be to balance next year’s budget without a city bailout, leading one board member to say he felt “disgusted” at some proposed cuts.
Meanwhile, a school official sought to prevent reporters from allowing students to weigh in on potential school closings.
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by Allan Appel | Feb 20, 2018 2:01 pm | Comments (25)
Science teacher Intisar Khan challenged her first-graders to build a dome, the way Roman engineers combined the arch and the circle and the way Bucky Fuller built his geodesic version two millennia later.
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by Christopher Peak | Feb 20, 2018 8:00 am | Comments (4)
After-school “enrichment” at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School involves not just learning, but eating supper — a meal many students might not otherwise get.
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by Staff | Feb 19, 2018 6:12 am | Comments (11)
Former Fair Haven Alder Joseph Rodriguez will return to City Hall — this time to answer, not ask questions; and to be voted on, rather than to cast votes.
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by Staff | Feb 16, 2018 12:51 pm | Comments (5)
As the Board of Education considers $10 million in cuts (about 5.1 percent of next year’s total budget), a new citizen watchdog group weighed in with some advice.
Pushing for more accountability from the school board, the group issued a statement Friday urging officials to spare classrooms from cuts, hire auditors, appoint community members to review the budget, and release information about hires and contracts. Read the full statement below, in English and Spanish:
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by Christopher Peak | Feb 16, 2018 7:42 am | Comments (4)
Mediaka Ntungu, a junior at Hillhouse High School, never thought he’d get the chance to meet New Haven’s mayor. Then, on Thursday, Toni Harp personally congratulated him on a stellar performance in his upper-level computer science and chemistry classes.
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by Christopher Peak | Feb 14, 2018 2:46 pm | Comments (1)
Rarely-recognized moms who keep families going received the thanks they deserve in Newhallville, with a party, prizes, and information about how to connect more with the school and their community.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 13, 2018 7:52 pm | Comments (16)
Hartford — Wilbur Cross High School student Hazel Mencos came to the state Capitol Tuesday and exercised a right that many American citizens never use: She testified in a public hearing in favor of a bill, answered questions from a lawmaker, and had her view entered into the public records.
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by Christopher Peak | Feb 13, 2018 8:22 am | Comments (18)
Expressing a willingness to make tough decisions, the Board of Education voted for staff to come up with $10 million in possible cuts for next year — even if that means closing schools.
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by Christopher Peak | Feb 12, 2018 3:07 pm | Comments (18)
A new push for accountability in the Board of Education’s multi-million-dollar contracting process led members to table multiple items at a committee meeting, including funding for a new program for foster youth run by former Alder Sergio Rodriguez.
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