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Black and Brown Students of Achievement First Amistad High School Protest "We are More Than a Demerit System and College Acceptance Rate"

Gwen E. Samuel | Posted 06.03.2016 | Black Voices
Gwen E. Samuel

Yesterday, I visited a beautiful inspirational, fairly new high school in New Haven Connecticut called Amistad, an Achievement First charter school. T...

The 5 Teachers You Meet in Heaven: What It Really Takes to Save Our Schools

Yohuru Williams | Posted 07.15.2016 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Teachers, of course, can lead the way, not toward some false utopia embodied in the privatizing, anti-union, agenda of the testing moguls but in education's humanistic roots -- providing young people with multiple pathways to success.

The True Story of Public Education in America

Randi Weingarten | Posted 11.21.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Instead of starving our schools of critical funding and pushing market-based, test-driven policies that ultimately fail our kids, we should be relying on evidence and input from those closest to the classroom to find solutions that work.

Teacher Of The Year: Let Us Lead

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of the New Haven Independent. New Haven’s teacher of the year put on a “phosphorescent” shirt and lit up an O...

In Connecticut, Student Ask: What Does A High School Diploma Mean?

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. The school board has begun to tighten graduation requirements in effort to keep kids from...

In New Haven, A School Reform Drive With No Traction

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. New data detail the scope of a problem on which the city’s school reform drive has yet ...

Homeless Teen In Connecticut Finds His Way To College

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. After finishing his last class at Hillhouse High School, Joseph Marini navigated the O bu...

College-Going Program Expands In Connecticut High Schools

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 02.26.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. College-going boosters showed up at the city's biggest high school with a "secret sauce"-...

High School Nixes Letter Grades On Report Cards For 'Honest Appraisals'

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. When students showed up for report card night at High School in the Community, they didn'...

Connecticut Schools Report Card Reveals Black-Latino Graduation Gap

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Two-thirds of black students, but only half of Hispanics, graduated from Wilbur Cross Hig...

75 Percent Of Connecticut Town's TFA Recruits Leave Schools

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 12.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Kait moved out. Kate moved in. Same apartment, same job, same mission: To reach kids at o...

75 Percent Of Connecticut Town's TFA Recruits Leave Schools

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Kait moved out. Kate moved in. Same apartment, same job, same mission: To reach kids at o...

75 Percent Of Connecticut Town's TFA Recruits Leave Schools

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 02.05.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Kait moved out. Kate moved in. Same apartment, same job, same mission: To reach kids at o...

District Rejects High School's Democratic Vote To Overturn Dress Code

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. New Haven's superintendent of schools put his foot down on experimentation in New Haven "...

District Balks At High School's Democratic Vote To Overturn Dress Code

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Students and teachers at a "turnaround" school got a double lesson in democracy: They vot...

Connecticut Moms Shut Out Of Pre-K Spots Start Montessori Petition

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Parents who feel shut out of New Haven pre-K spots have proposed a school reform idea of ...

Students Debate Free Speech: Does The U.S. Constitution Protect Bad Hair Days?

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 12.29.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. A week before voters go to the polls, the two opposing campaigns squared off on a questio...

In Second Year, Teacher Evaluations Ease Out 28 Educators

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. NEW HAVEN, CONN. -- Of the 58 teachers flagged as low-performing last academic year, the ...

Turnaround School Takes History Class To The Streets

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Students led their teachers out of school, onto a city bus, and to a housing complex they...

Turnaround School Gives Struggling, 'Misfit' Students A Second Chance

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Alex Nembhard squeezed the vise grips to break free a rusted bolt on a kid's bicycle, as ...

In Connecticut Turnaround School, Teens Get To Assign Their Own Homework

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 09.18.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Solanlly Canas had to tackle some tough math problems at home—and she had herself to th...

School Now Run By Teachers, Union, Had Turbulent History

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 09.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. They set out to invent a new kind of school. They created a national model—then failed ...

Report: School Officials Led Cheating, Rule-Bending 'Culture'

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Officials dropped a bomb Monday night right before the opening of the academic year: They...

School Run By Teachers, Union, Ditches Factory 'Assembly Line' Learning

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Sixty-five freshmen are about to embark on a new journey to reimagine a high school educa...

City Mayor: College Scholarship Program Results 'Disappointing'

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Of the 115 city kids who scored New Haven Promise scholarships last year, 71 made it thro...