City | 8:30 pm | October 9, 2012 | By Monica Disare

City leaders praise new teacher evaluation system

Superintendent Reginald Mayo

New Haven’s educational system finished the year with a strong showing: 90 percent of teachers scored within the top three categories — “exemplary,” “strong” or “effective” — a sign that city representatives say indicates the success of the city’s new teacher evaluation system. The new method of evaluation takes a top-to-bottom approach and focuses on »

University | 9:30 pm | October 1, 2012 | By Amy Wang

Urry discusses gender biases in sciences

Meg Urry published an op-ed on CNN on Monday.

In an opinion piece published by CNN on Monday, Physics Department Chair Meg Urry argued that the discrepancy in the number of female faculty members in the sciences can be largely traced back to unconscious biases. Urry cited evidence from social research that shows how women in STEM fields — which represents science, technology, engineering »

City | 7:38 pm | August 21, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

White House honors teachers’ union president

David Cicarella, president of the New Haven Federation of Teachers, was honored by the White House Tuesday for his contributions to the city's education reform efforts.

New Haven teachers’ union leader David Cicarella was honored at the White House Tuesday for his role in the city’s progress on education reform. Cicarella, the president of the New Haven Federation of teachers since 2007, was named a “White House Champion of Change” by President Barack Obama for his efforts in bringing about the »

University | 5:49 pm | February 9, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

Foreign Affairs to host baby GS program at Yale

Could the next Hillary Rodham Clinton LAW '73 be coming to campus this summer?

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 »

City | 7:48 pm | February 1, 2012 | By Andrew Giambrone

Fair Haven principal on leave after “cinnamon challenge” incident


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 »