Isabel Bysiewicz
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Birks unveils five-month transition plan

Welcomed on stage by a full jazz band, Carol Birks, the new superintendent of New Haven Public Schools, publicly kicked off her tenure before a […]

Activists criticize Trump DACA tweets

In a series of tweets over the Easter holiday, President Donald Trump declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — an Obama-era executive action […]

State Senate rejects Malloy’s chief justice pick

Following a month of controversy, recriminations and marathon hearings, the Connecticut Senate on Tuesday voted down the nomination of Andrew McDonald as the chief justice […]

Birks presents three-month plan to school board

Superintendent of Schools Carol Birks presented her three-part plan to move the district forward amid tough financial times to the New Haven Board of Education […]

NRA fundraiser held 30 miles from Newtown

A fundraiser held for the National Rifle Association at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Connecticut, on March 23 stirred controversy among gun-control advocates. Activists […]

Birks begins work as first female superintendent

Carol Birks made history on Monday, becoming the first female superintendent of New Haven Public Schools. In her first day on the job, Birks kicked […]

Yale keycard system malfunctions

Students on campus for spring break could not swipe into their residential colleges or other campus facilities throughout Wednesday after Yale’s keycard system malfunctioned.

New Haven students stage walkouts to protest gun violence

Joining a nationwide demonstration, New Haven public school students walked out of their classrooms on Wednesday morning to protest gun violence. To mark the one-month […]

School board discusses transparency, college-readiness

At Reginald Mayo’s last Board of Education meeting as New Haven Public Schools’ interim superintendent on Monday evening, the school board continued its efforts to […]

City responds to DOJ suit against California

As the federal government continues to send warning signs to cities with so-called sanctuary status, local officials and activists are standing firm in their support […]

New Haven contends with snowstorm

While Yale undergraduates enjoyed an afternoon without class on Wednesday, New Haven officials and emergency services were working to keep the Elm City operating.