Teachers have until May 16 to decide whether they want to stay at one of New Haven’s most challenging schools as it enters its next chapter—with a new twist on how to rebuild.
Melissa Bailey, New Haven Independent
Web-based taxi cab competitors hit streets of New Haven
New Haven — One trip, with a new Web-based service in town called Lyft, represented the future. The other, with an old-school taxi, represented the past
Charter network CEO: Common Core tests may reveal ‘middle-class crisis’
When students start taking Common Core exams, the results will “expose that we have a middle-class crisis in this country,” said the CEO of a charter school network at Monday’s annual Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference.
New Haven evaluations push out 20 more teachers
New Haven’s method of evaluating its teachers is being closely watched elsewhere as governments seek to find the best ways to weed out low-performing teachers while helping others improve and succeed.
Obama taps Yale psychologist for national education panel
New Haven — Modern-day school reformers focus too much on standardized tests and too little on kids’ hearts and minds, a legendary Yale child psychologist said as he prepares to advise the president.
Dr. James P. Comer made the remarks in an interview this week in his office at the Yale Child Study Center. President Obama in January named Comer one of 15 appointees to a new President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
Eco-friendly New Haven businessman says state ruined him
New Haven — Bruno Suraci, an organic farmer who drives an electric car and recycles the waste from his New Haven painting company, recently got a call from a friend in California. He Googled his name and found it next to a Haz-mat sign—as the Public Enemy Number One of environmental investigators. The news came […]
State helping to turbo-charge business innovation
New Haven — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy popped into one of New Haven’s hotbeds of innovation Thursday to announce that he’s helping it more than double in size—and become part of a new turbo-charged statewide network of startup centers. The hotbed is a coworking space called The Grove at 71 Orange St. in downtown’s Ninth […]
Work to start on adding track, tripling train traffic by 2016
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Monday officially accepted $121 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to turn the north-south corridor that cuts through the middle of the state into a high-speed rail line. The money, announced in 2010 and officially disbursed Monday in a ceremony at the Meriden train station, will pay to boost the “almost […]
A ‘bittersweet’ end: Historic merger creates one of the nation’s largest hospitals
New Haven — A beloved Catholic hospital ended a 105-year run, and one of the nation’s largest hospitals was born, as officials signed papers Tuesday afternoon to have Yale-New Haven Hospital take over the Hospital of Saint Raphael. Two St. Raphael’s nurses called the occasion “bittersweet” as they posed for one last time with the […]