E-News: Feb. 11, 2014

RACE TO THE TOP UPDATE
As one of only 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) competition, New Haven Unified is receiving more than $29 million over a 4½-year period, to personalize student learning, improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare all students to succeed in college and careers. District RTTT-D Director Lisa Metzinger is updating staff regularly on how the grant is being implemented, and E-News is sharing Ms. Metzinger’s updates with the larger community. The latest update: Read More… »»

E-News: Feb. 4, 2014

COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON NEW FUNDING, ACCOUNTABILITY PLANS
Emanuele and Hillview Crest elementary schools will play host Wednesday (Feb. 5) to the next in a series of meetings designed to offer the New Haven community an opportunity to learn how the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plan will affect public education. Read More… »»

RTTT-D Updates

January 28, 2014

Some big changes are happening in the 9th grade Algebra 1 classes at Logan, thanks to the hard work and dedication of teachers and students. This amazing team of teachers is working to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to succeed in Algebra. The changes they've made fall into three main areas: equitable practices and policies; implementing the Common Core and Math Studio; and collaboration. This work is part of Project 1 (Literacy and Common Core) and Project 5 (Grading and Assessment) in the RTTT-D grant. Read More… »»

LCAP Meetings

Gov. Brown’s budget proposal for 2014-15 and the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) will affect public education.

LCFF was designed to correct historical inequities in school funding and increase flexibility, to provide additional resources for schools serving low-income students, English learners and foster youth, increase the level of local decision-making and align budget and accountability plans. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 28, 2014

RACE TO THE TOP UPDATE
As one of only 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) competition, New Haven Unified is receiving more than $29 million over a 4½-year period, to personalize student learning, improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare all students to succeed in college and careers. District RTTT-D Director Lisa Metzinger is updating staff regularly on how the grant is being implemented, and E-News is sharing Ms. Metzinger’s updates with the greater community. The latest update: Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Jan. 21, 2014

The Board of Education on Tuesday night, received reports on how Gov. Brown’s budget proposal for 2014-15 and the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) will affect public education. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 21, 2014

GUY EMANUELE MEMORIAL SERVICE IS THURSDAY
A public memorial service for former superintendent Guy Emanuele is scheduled Thursday (Jan. 23), starting at 4:30 p.m., at Guy Emanuele Pavilion at James Logan High School.

Mr. Emanuele, who died Jan. 5 at age 83, served as superintendent from 1976 to 1998 and generally is regarded as the most influential individual in New Haven Unified School District history. A champion of athletics, arts and other activities as vehicles for keeping students engaged in academics, he also founded the New Haven Schools Foundation, to support such programs. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 14, 2014

FOUNDATION NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Veteran marketing professional and longtime community leader Helen Kennedy as been selected to serve as executive director of the New Haven Schools Foundation, it was announced last week. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 7, 2014

MEMORIAL SERVICE SCHEDULED FOR GUY EMANUELE
A public memorial service for former superintendent Guy Emanuele has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Guy Emanuele Pavilion at James Logan High School, Principal Amy McNamara confirmed today.

Mr. Emanuele, who died Sunday at age 83, served as superintendent from 1976 to 1998 and generally is regarded as the most influential individual in the District’s history. Read More… »»

Former Superintendent Emanuele Dead at 83

UNION CITY (Monday, Jan. 6, 2014) -- Former superintendent Guy Emanuele, “the most important person” in the history of the New Haven Unified School District, died early Sunday morning after a long illness. He was 83.

Final arrangements are pending and will be announced when they are finalized. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 2, 2014

ADOPT-A-SCHOOL
Local businesses interested in supporting New Haven schools and students are invited to take part in the District’s new Adopt-A-School program. Read More… »»

E-News: Dec. 26, 2013

ANTI-BULLYING EFFORTS REWARDED AT HILLVIEW CREST
The Parent-Teacher Club at Hillview Crest Elementary has received a $3,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to help support anti-bullying initiatives at the school, PTC secretary Kathy Miedema reports.

Walmart’s Local Facility Giving Program grants are designed to help schools and organizations promote important work in their communities. Hillview Crest’s application, prepared by PTC vice president Jamila Williams, outlined the work that the PTC has done around bullying prevention and building a positive school climate. Read More… »»

E-News: Dec. 17, 2013

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS GET CHROMEBOOKS
Students at Alvarado and Cesar Chavez middle schools will receive their long-awaited Chromebooks this week at informational meetings for the students and their parents.

To make it as convenient as possible for families, there will be two meetings at each school, at 6 o’clock tonight (Tuesday) and Wednesday. Parents of students in those classes that are part of the initial rollout have been notified by school principals and invited to attend the informational meetings. Read More… »»

New Haven is now an Amazon Associates Partner

New Haven Unified School District is now an Amazon Associates partner, and by purchasing on Amazon.com through the New Haven link, you support the district.

Here's how it works:

Instead of going directly to Amazon, click the New Haven Amazon Associates link instead. Every time you click through, you'll get the same Amazon purchasing and pricing you've always received, but you'll earn referral fees for New Haven - a win-win for you and the district. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Dec. 10, 2013

Jonas Dino, who in the midst of his fourth term is the longest-serving member of the Board of Education, was elected by his colleagues Tuesday night to serve as Board President through December 2014. Michelle Matthews was elected clerk.

Also on Tuesday night, the Board approved the first interim budget report for 2013-14 as well as multi-year projections for 2014-15 and 2015-16. Read More… »»

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