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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...

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'...

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...

Arrest In Horrific New Haven House Fire That Killed 3

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 09.18.2012 | Crime

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut man has been indicted on federal charges he set a house fire that killed an 8-year-old boy and two of the boy's...

Union President Blasts 'Not Credible' Data Dump

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 07.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. New Haven's teachers union president Wednesday boycotted the unveiling of new school data...

New Turnaround Teacher 'Trying To Get It Right' In Tough School

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. "Is Ganesh an elephant or a man?" Jason Schneider asked his 7th graders. As they delve...

Prison Guard's Help Needed Back At School

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. "Mr. LeSane, Jason needs you!" the assistant principal called out across the cafeteria. ...

Future Principal Tackles Hallway Hangouts

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. The problem: middle-schoolers are hanging out in the halls, coming late to class. The sol...

Breakfast In The Classroom Changing Student Performance

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 06.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. In the first month of a new experiment inside a Dixwell school, the number of kids eating...

Schools Find Time For Art Amid Test Prep, Education Reform

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Arts leaders who fear that testing is squeezing out creative learning may find some hope ...

New Evaluation System Forces Out 34 Teachers

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. New Haven, CT -- New Haven's new method of grading teachers spurred low performers to imp...

Desiree Fontaine, TV Personality, Charged With Shoplifting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Desiree Fontaine, a TV personality in New Haven, Conn., was arrested this weekend after being accused of shoplifting. Fontaine allegedly shoplifted...

Chimp owner: Conn. woman was mauled on the job

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — An attorney representing the owner of a chimpanzee that mauled and blinded a woman is calling the attack a work-related incident and said her family's case should be treated like a workers' compensation claim.

The strategy, if successful, would severely limit potential damages in the case and insulate the chimp owner from personal liability.

The 200-pound chimpanzee named Travis went berserk in February when his owner, Sandra Herold, asked her friend and employee Charla Nash to help lure him back into her house in Stamford. The animal ripped off Nash's hands, nose, lips and eyelids, and she remains in stable condition at the Cleveland Clinic.

Nash's family filed a $50 million lawsuit against Herold, saying she was negligent and reckless for lacking the ability to control "a wild animal with violent propensities."

But Herold's attorney, Robert Golger, says in recent court papers that Nash was working as an employee of Herold's tow truck company, Desire Me Motors, at the time of the attack. He argues that Travis was an integral part of the business, saying his picture was on the wrecker, he appeared at the garage daily and he attended numerous promotional events.

New Haven Police Find Pipe Bombs, Explosives In Man's Car

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Two Connecticut men face charges of bomb making and other offenses after police say they found them in a Mercedes with explos...

Is There a Fort Hood-New Haven Connection?

Aimee Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Aimee Liu

Could it be that there is something about the steady exposure to stories of the horror of war that twists the psyche?

Police arrest Raymond Clark in case of murder of Yale student Annie Le

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut -- A Yale University lab technician was arrested today and charged with the suffocation death of a graduate student whos...

Newspaper Boy: Announcing Ross Douthat Watch

Linda Hirshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Hirshman

Douthat may be pulling the discourse rightward from his high perch for a very long time. The Chief Justice John Roberts of punditry.