by Christopher Peak | Oct 18, 2018 4:25 pm | Comments (8)
As a homeless student at Sound School, Michaelle Gonzalez often crashed at her friends’ houses, but she sometimes had to sleep outside, right behind the school. She missed a lot of days and was reprimanded when she did show up. She eventually dropped out.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 18, 2018 7:57 am | Comments (5)
Georges Clermont looks for the beauty in what’s damaged — whether the material is wood, or a young person who failed to thrive in other New Haven schools.
He has been turning beat-up wood into violins and neglected kids into craftsmen in a shop inside an alternative high school, but budget cuts have now cut his experiment short.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 17, 2018 8:24 am | Comments (5)
At the last minute, another challenger emerged in the heated contest for the presidency of the teachers union.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 12, 2018 1:54 pm | Comments (9)
The role of New Haven’s teachers union is being seriously debated for the first time in a decade, as its longtime president faces a challenge from within his ranks.
Continue reading ‘Union Challenge: Fight Or Collaborate?’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 11, 2018 8:13 am | Comments (3)
Tracey Davis-Massey might be the oldest person ever named as New Haven’s Student of the Month. She’s 45 years old, and she’s two months away from finally completing high school.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 10, 2018 8:10 am | Comments (4)
In one math class at John S. Martinez Sea & Sky STEM School, students no longer sit in neat, orderly rows. On new four-wheeled desks, they swivel around the classroom without a seating chart.
Continue reading ‘Scores Suggest Personalized Learning Pays’
by Christopher Peak | Oct 5, 2018 7:48 am | Comments (1)
Nearly 510 Clemente students took their classes to the streets Thursday, parading through the Hill to a nearby park.
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by Christopher Peak | Oct 4, 2018 8:09 am | Comments (17)
A Wilbur Cross employee dedicated to helping struggling youth lost his cool with one of the hardest-to-reach kids and ended up with a 15-day suspension without pay.
Continue reading ‘Schools: Youth Worker “Provoked” Fight’
by Sonya Schoenberger | Oct 3, 2018 4:37 pm | Comments (2)
Four New Haven schools Wednesday celebrated winning national recognition for becoming healthy places — while they also heard a warning about storm clouds brewing at the federal level.
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by Allan Appel | Sep 27, 2018 1:49 pm | Comments (8)
Unrepaired computers—some with pink Post-its quietly pleading “Windows has no sound”—were piled chest-high in the corner. Lights, microphones, and other recording equipment normally in regular use to produce the school news broadcast sat idle. Un-reshelved books filled up two carts.
Parents and teachers didn’t deliberately set up the room that way to make the case that they need their library and media specialist back full-time. But it didn’t hurt.
Continue reading ‘Daniels Parents Press Brass On Budget Cut’