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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.

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Board Votes to End Superintendent's Contract

UNION CITY (Friday, Nov. 8, 2013) – The Board of Education of the New Haven Unified School District voted this week to end the contract of Superintendent Kari McVeigh. Chief Academic Officer Dr. Arlando Smith and Chief Business Officer Akur Varadarajan, who have served as interim co-superintendent’s since Aug. 23, will continue to do so, as the Board begins the process of identifying a new permanent superintendent. Read More… »»

Board Appoints Co-Interim Superintendents

UNION CITY (Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013) -- Chief Academic Officer Dr. Arlando Smith and Chief Business Officer Akur Varadarajan were appointed Friday night to serve as co-interim superintendents of the New Haven Unified School District. Read More… »»

Board to Establish Process to Find New Superintendent

UNION CITY (Thursday, June 6, 2013) – The New Haven Unified School District’s Board of Education will begin immediately the process of finding a new superintendent, Board President Linda Canlas said Wednesday, after Superintendent Kari McVeigh announced she will take an early retirement.

“I’d like to assure the New Haven community -- particularly our students, their parents and our employees – that we will establish and implement a thorough process and move quickly but carefully to find the right person for the very important job of leading our district,” Ms. Canlas said. Read More… »»

Superintendent McVeigh to Leave District

UNION CITY (Wednesday, June 5, 2013) – Citing differences with the Board of Education regarding its role in management decisions, Superintendent of Schools Kari McVeigh announced today that she has decided to take an early retirement from the New Haven Unified School District.

“I am proud of the progress that our District has made in the past four-and-a-half years,” Ms. McVeigh said, “but it has become painfully obvious to me that the Board and I have irreconcilable differences about the Board’s insistence on injecting itself into management decisions. Read More… »»

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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New Haven Wins Race to the Top Grant

UNION CITY (Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012) – The New Haven Unified School District was named today one of 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) competition.
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Matthews, Dino, Ritchie Retain Board Seats; Superintendent Hails Passage of Prop 30

UNION CITY (Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012) -- New Haven Unified School District voters have re-elected Michelle Matthews and Jonas Dino to the Board of Education and given Michael Ritchie a full term on the Board.
 
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Alvarado Middle School Receives $30,000 Donation for Media Center

UNION CITY (Friday, Oct. 26, 2012) – For the second time in less than a month, generous donors have written sizeable checks to help restore library hours in the New Haven Unified School District.
 
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Grief Counseling Available at Logan High Following Death of Veteran Teacher

UNION CITY (Friday, Oct. 12, 2012) – Grief counselors are being made available for students and staff at James Logan High School today after a veteran teacher was found dead Thursday in San Mateo County."
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District Sees More Evidence of Progress in Efforts to Close Achievement Gap

UNION CITY (Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012) – Test results released today show more evidence that efforts to close the “achievement gap” are succeeding in the New Haven Unified School District.
 
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New Haven Seeks Race to the Top Grant

UNION CITY (Monday, Oct. 8, 2012) – Eager to strengthen and expand educational initiatives already in place, the New Haven Unified School District is preparing an application for a federal Race to the Top grant that could bring the District up to $30 million in much-needed funding over the next four years.
 
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"Dictionary Day" is Friday

UNION CITY (Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012) – For the seventh successive year, local real estate agent Sunil Sethi is making certain that every third-grade student in the New Haven Unified School District has a dictionary.
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Logan Receives $60,000 Donation for Library

UNION CITY (Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012) – An anonymous donor has given $60,000 to James Logan High, to re-open the school library.
 
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Boosters Seek Help to Plan Fund-Raisers

UNION CITY (Friday, Sept. 7, 2012) – The New Haven Boosters Association, which is assisting the New Haven Schools Foundation with a $100,000 pledge to help save co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in the New Haven Unified School District, is inviting the community to a meeting Tuesday night to discuss fund-raising activities.
 
The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Educational Services Center, 34200 Alvarado-Niles Rd.
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