Tag Archive: Education

  1. Foreign Affairs to host baby GS program at Yale

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    This summer, Foreign Affairs will host a two-week American foreign policy camp for high school students right here at Yale.

    Participants will study American foreign policy, play foreign policy war games and visit the United Nations and the Council on Foreign Relations, according to the Washington Post.

    “No issues are more important, no time is too soon to start learning about them, and there is no better way to do so than through this introduction to American foreign policy taught by the staff of Foreign Affairs,” Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, told the Post.

    The camp is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, and will cost $4,275 for tuition, room and board. Can you say Studies in Grand Strategy.

  2. Fair Haven principal on leave after “cinnamon challenge” incident

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    A spoonful of sugar, sure, but cinnamon? That’s a little tougher.

    The principal of Clinton Avenue School, Carmen Ana Rodriguez, has been placed on administrative leave after she saw some students taking the “cinnamon challenge” at lunch, the New Haven Register reported Monday. Apparently the young people are going crazy over the fad, which has gone viral via YouTube videos in which young people try to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon and start coughing violently, gasping for air and sometimes vomiting.

    Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families is investigating the matter, and Assistant Principal Sandra Kaliszewski is in charge of the school while Rodriguez is on leave, Chief Operating Officer William Clark told the Register on Monday.

  3. New Haven announces second year of school tiering

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    Stressing their commitment to increasing test scores and graduation rates, New Haven officials announced the city’s second year of school tiering in a Monday press release.

    The “vast majority” of schools have shown improvement, according to the release. New Haven Public Schools Superintendent Reggie Mayo cited the city’s ongoing school reform campaign as a factor in the district’s progress.

    “The tiering shows that our schools have the momentum of sustained growth over the last few years, and that we are making continuing to make good progress to our school reform goals,” Mayo said. “We talk a great deal about growth, and that is what we are seeing in all key measures and in virtually all of our schools”

    Ten of 12 New Haven high schools got more students on track to graduate following the implementation of tiers, while nine schools increased their graduation rate. In K-8 schools, nearly 80 percent increased the proportion of students performing at the target level.

    School tiering is “the annual process in New Haven’s school reform effort, by which the different schools are categorized according to the performance of students,” according to the release. Schools in Tier I, the highest ranking, have consistently high student performance, whereas Tier II schools offer average student achievement and Tier III schools score poorly on student achievement. Tier III schools are subject to district intervention and requirements that Tier I and Tier II schools are not.