Charter Didn’t Work; Then He Found Wings

by Christopher Peak | Jun 15, 2018 1:02 pm | Comments (7)

Christopher Peak PhotoD’Angelo Rivera, whose family could barely afford clothes, was repeatedly disciplined for wearing the wrong-colored socks to the Amistad High charter school and eventually felt pushed out of the charter school.

Three years later, he finished his high-school education Thursday night in the last class to graduate from New Horizons, an alternative school offering an intimate, personalized learning experience that will be closed by month’s end.

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Yes They Did!

by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 14, 2018 6:51 pm | Comments (9)

Markeshia Ricks PhotoWith a shout of “Yes we can!” and the toss of some dirt, politicians and city officials launched the building of what will be the Barack H. Obama Magnet University School on the Southern Connecticut State University campus.

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Real-Life “Superheroes” Finish High School

by Christopher Peak | Jun 8, 2018 2:02 pm

Christopher Peak PhotoWhen Daniel Hernandez Torres was living on the streets for several years, he kept one comic book with him, read its color-splotched pages over and over again until it fell apart.

On Thursday evening, when Torres delivered a speech to his friends at the New Haven Adult & Continuing Education Center just before receiving a high school equivalency, he quoted a few lines that Flash Gordon speaks as he battles against The Thinker.

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Teen Hospitalized; Administrator Let Go

by Christopher Peak | Jun 8, 2018 8:20 am | Comments (19)

Christopher Peak PhotoTwo months after her 14-year-old ended up gasping for air as a peanut allergy constricted his throat, a mother still hasn’t received a full explanation of what happened to her son.

No one running Engineering & Science University Magnet School told the mom that an assistant principal had handed out nut-filled candy, and was eventually let go.

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