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High School in the Community

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...

Gay Rights 'Social Justice Teach-In' 'Hit Home' For Students

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Picture this: You're changing in the locker room. Another student, who is gay, walks into...

Teen Commutes 4 Hours In The Dark For School: 'It's Like You're Never Finished"

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Think you have a long commute? Nikita Rodriguez spent three and a half hours traveling ho...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Teachers Will Run Community's 6th Turnaround School

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. New Haven's turning one of its low-performing schools over to its teachers and the teache...