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Board of Education Briefs: April 15, 2014

Vicki Baker, who teaches science at Alvarado Middle 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. Darrell Rumple, who works in the District’s Corporation Yard, was named Classified Employee of the Year.

The Board also recognized Teachers of the Year and Classified Employees of the Year from each District school and worksite. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: March 11, 2014

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received a report from the external evaluation team that reviewed initial implementation of New Haven’s Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) grant. The District, one of only 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s RTT-D competition, 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. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Feb. 18, 2014

The Board of Education on Tuesday night, received a report on academic progress and an update on the District’s plans for upcoming changes to the state’s testing program for students. 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… »»

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… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Nov. 19, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received a presentation from the District’s Equity Task Force, a group of students, teachers, administrators and community members working to identify and recommend ways that the District can be a more equitable place for all.

Using data from student and teacher surveys and parent focus groups, the Task Force cited the need for culturally responsive teaching and culturally relevant curriculum and suggested two priority areas: Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013

More than 30 people spoke to the Board of Education during a public hearing Tuesday night on a petition calling for the creation of a charter school within the boundaries of the New Haven Unified School District. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Oct. 1, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received a presentation outlining the work of the Union City Kids’ Zone, a partnership between the District and more than a dozen other local agencies, designed to provide cradle-to career services for the District’s most vulnerable students and their families. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Sept. 10, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night approved the appointment of Quiauna Scott as Director for K-12 Programs.

Ms. Scott, who replaces Dr. Olivia Lynch in the Division of Teaching & Learning, comes to New Haven after serving as principal at Carquinez Middle School in Crocket. Former vice principal at Deer Valley High School in Antioch, she also served as principal of James Madison Middle School in Oakland.

Also on Tuesday night, the Board:

• Approved the annual investment report for 2012-13.
• Approved the unaudited actuals financial report for 2012-13.

Board of Education Briefs: June 18, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received the annual Student Achievement Report from the Division of Teaching and Learning. Among the highlights: Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: May 21, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received a report on Gov. Brown’s revised state budget for 2013-14 and its impact on funding for California schools. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: May 7, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night accepted 11 proposals from developers interested in purchasing surplus property, specifically, the campus of the former Cabello Elementary School. Offers range from $6.4 million to $14.7 million. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: April 16, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night approved the renaming of Alvarado Middle School to Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School, effective September 2015. The name change honors the memory of Filipino-American labor leaders Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz.

The Board instructed District staff to formulate an implementation plan and secure funds to cover costs before the name change takes effect. Community groups have pledged to cover the costs, estimated at approximately $15,000. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: March 19, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night approved the second interim budget for 2013-13, as well as budget projections for 2013-14 and 2014-15 that maintain austerity measures implemented during the past few years. 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… »»

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