Last year the New Haven school district was named one of 12 Connecticut districts that the No Child Left Behind Act deemed “in need of improvement.” Yesterday, the Connecticut Board of Education unanimously passed a plan to help these schools improve. According to New Haven school officials, the New Haven Register reported, by 2011 the plan will improve test scores by 20 percent, reduce out-of-school suspensions by 50 percent, close the grade gap between black and white students to no more than 10 percent and reduce the drop-out rate to no more than 10 percent.