Cuts Claim Miracle Woodshop

by Christopher Peak | Oct 18, 2018 7:57 am | Comments (5)

Christopher Peak PhotoGeorges 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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Daniels Parents Press Brass On Budget Cut

by Allan Appel | Sep 27, 2018 1:49 pm | Comments (8)

Allan Appel PhotoUnrepaired 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.

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