by Sam Gurwitt | Mar 22, 2019 7:39 am
As Hamden prepares plans for school building projects that state officials have said they hope will serve as a model for other Connecticut towns, the June grant application deadline is fast approaching — and some parts of the plans remain uncertain.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 19, 2019 3:39 pm | Comments (7)
A school that New Haven hasn’t built yet might have to accept students midway through next year from a school that New Haven can’t afford to keep open.
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by Brian Slattery | Mar 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Usnavi runs a bodega in his neighborhood. He keeps giving free coffee to Vanessa, the woman he has a crush on and can’t bring himself to ask out. Everyone in the neighborhood buys lottery tickets at his spot. One day he realizes someone in the neighborhood has bought a winning ticket. He looks up the amount. How much could it be for? $1,000? $2,000?
He stops short. It’s for $96,000, the kind of money that goes a long way. It can change the course of someone’s life. Who won the money? And what are they going to do with it?
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 18, 2019 7:55 am | Comments (15)
Nour Al Zouabi, a Syrian refugee, has come far fast in learning a new language — and is now about to prove her facility in two languages, as part of a new wave of New Haven high school students seeking to earn a state-sanctioned “seal of biliteracy.”
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by Allan Appel | Mar 18, 2019 7:53 am | Comments (9)
With the help of $1 million, a new group called NH ChILD has kicked off a 10-year effort to transform the landscape of early child education in New Haven.
If all goes according to ambitious plans, the initiative will provide access to top quality early learning for all of the city’s kids from birth to 8 years old.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 15, 2019 1:11 pm | Comments (44)
About to embark on a new era of school reforms, New Haven finds itself at a crossroads in deciding exactly who should drive the change — and how.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 15, 2019 7:37 am | Comments (39)
Don’t be fooled: Those towering, late-19th century red brick church buildings at Columbus Avenue and Cedar Street may look abandoned.
But they’re actually home to a thriving faith-based, tuition-free middle school that fully intends on staying in the Hill and building up the block.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 15, 2019 7:36 am | Comments (3)
While proposals that would nudge small school districts toward regionalization might have attracted the most attention at the Legislative Office Building this year, a slew of lesser-known education bills could change the way kids learn, from preschool all the way through college.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 14, 2019 11:49 am | Comments (3)
How will the school system close a potential $30 million deficit this coming fiscal year?
Not with the help of a bailout from the city or the state, according to city financial staff and the mayor’s proposed budget.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 13, 2019 1:28 pm | Comments (12)
More money to educate students with limited English or learning disabilities. A curriculum that teaches kids about the U.S.‘s long history of racial discrimination. More time for children to play and for teens to sleep in.
New Haven has its eye on state bills that seek to create those outcomes.
Continue reading ‘At Stake: Recess, Special Ed, Black History’