RTT-D Update on Project 5: Grading and Assessment

Project 5, Grading and Assessment, is the continuation of the district’s ongoing efforts and process to restructure how grading and assessment take place, both in preparation for CCSS implementation, and as a result of our drive toward educational equity throughout our District. The grading and assessment task force has been meeting together for nearly two years, working to develop, test, analyze, improve, and implement a grading and assessment system based on our educational reforms and the CCSS. RTT-D funds are now being used to support this work. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: March 5, 2013

The Board of Education held a public hearing Tuesday night on the possible renaming of Alvarado Middle School. Read More… »»

E-News: March 5, 2013

RACE TO THE TOP UPDATE: PROJECT 2
In December, the New Haven Unified School District was named one of 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) competition. The District will receive more than $29 million over the next 4½ years, to personalize student learning, improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare all students to succeed in college and careers. Read More… »»

RTT-D Update on Project 2-Community Connections

This week, our RTT-D focus project is Project 2: Community Connections. Nancy George, Executive Director of the Kids' Zone, is the leader of the project. Much of the work in the project is an extension of the work Nancy and her partners have been working on for a while. Two of the main focus areas for the work in Project 2 are parent and youth engagement and ramping up the work of Kids' Zone.

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E-News: Feb. 26, 2013

RACE TO THE TOP UPDATE: PROJECT 4
In December, the New Haven Unified School District was named one of 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) competition. The District will receive more than $29 million over the next 4½ years, to personalize student learning, improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare all students to succeed in college and careers. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Feb. 19, 2013

Catherine Schoon, a longtime kindergarten teacher at Pioneer Elementary School, has been selected as the New Haven Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year, it was announced during the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. Robin Hernandez, who works at the Educational Services Center coordinating substitute teachers throughout the District, was named Classified Employee of the Year. Read More… »»

E-News: Feb. 19, 2013

RACE TO THE TOP
In December, the New Haven Unified School District was named one of 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) competition. The District will receive more than $29 million over the next 4½ years, to personalize student learning, improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare all students to succeed in college and careers. Read More… »»

E-News: Feb. 12, 2013

WALKIN’ AND ROLLIN’ AT PIONEER
Pioneer Elementary students are encouraged to walk, skate or ride bicycles or skateboards to school Thursday (Feb. 14) for Walk & Roll to School Day. Students also are being encouraged to submit a haiku about getting to and from school without using the family car." Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Feb. 5, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night approved a District-wide door-lock replacement initiative -- begun last June -- that involved retrofitting classrooms at all 11 New Haven schools with door-locking devices and new peep holes. As part of the project, the District also identified and replaced sub-standard and damaged doors to enhance safety and security. Read More… »»

E-News: Feb. 5, 2013

OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY AT LOGAN HEALTH CENTER
The Logan Health Center, which makes available a variety of medical services for James Logan High School students, is inviting the community to an Open House on Thursday (Feb. 7) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Health Center, which underwent a summer renovation, is part of the Logan campus at 1800 H St.

Free blood pressure checks will be available, and aguas frescas and tostadas will be served. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 29, 2013

Olympians Make Annual Visit This Week

Olympic veterans including high jumper Dick Fosbury, long jumper Mike Powell, sprinter Eddie Hart, hurdlers Reynaldo Brown and Andre Phillips, discus champions Wolfgang Schmidt, Rink Babka and Stephanie Brown and javelin thrower Karin Smith will take part Saturday (Feb. 2) in the annual Willie Davenport Olympian Track and Field Clinic at James Logan High School. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 22, 2013

Deadline is Friday for Foundation Gala
Time is running out to secure your berth "On a Mississippi Riverboat" for the New Haven Schools Foundation’s second annual “Casino Night” gala. This Friday (Jan. 25) is the deadline to get on board for to enjoy a gourmet southern buffet dinner and an evening of casino games Saturday, Feb. 2
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E-News: Jan. 15, 2013

Logan Hosts MLK Tourney This Weekend
Hundreds of speech and debate students from schools across the country will gather at James Logan High School this weekend (Jan. 18-20) for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Forensics Tournament.
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Students to Start Reaping Benefits From Race to the Top Grant

UNION CITY (Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013) – Students in the New Haven Unified School District will have only to visit their school’s library to start seeing the benefits of the District’s successful pursuit of a $29.4 million Race to the Top-District grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  
 
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E-News: Jan. 8, 2013

PASE Plans Sandy Hook Benefit
The New Haven Unified School District's Pilipino American Society for Education (PASE) will help sponsor a benefit concert Saturday, Jan. 26, in memory of the victims of the school shooting last month in Newtown, Conn.
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