Skyler Inman
Staff Reporter
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Sandy Hook Commission advises on school security, mental health

Two years and two months after the fatal shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the 16-person Sandy Hook Advisory Commission has released a draft of its final report suggesting changes to school security and mental health policies across the state.

Community debates proposed charter school

Parents, educators, students and local officials convened in the auditorium of John S. Martinez Magnet School on Monday evening for the Board of Education’s community hearing regarding New Haven Public Schools’ controversial proposition for a collaboration with the charter school group Achievement First.

“The dream is very much alive”

Yale MFA Grad wins support for social justice project

After being named one of this year’s Creative Capital Artists earlier this month, New York and New Haven-based painter Titus Kaphar ART ’06 has garnered financial and critical support for his newest undertaking: The Jerome Project.

Mother appeals to DeLauro for son’s release from Bahrain

Although she herself is a Bahraini citizen, Amina al-Maidan is appealing to Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro —a Democrat who represents Connecticut’s third district, which includes New Haven — to aid in the release of her New Haven-born son from a Bahraini prison.

NHFT opposes new charter school

In the wake of an announcement earlier this month outlining New Haven-based charter school group Achievement First’s collaboration with New Haven Public Schools on a proposed experimental charter school, old tensions between the city’s teachers’ union and its charter schools have risen to the surface.

City seeks Promise Zone distinction

After submitting an application late last month urging the federal government to recognize New Haven as a “Promise Zone,” the Elm City’s anti-poverty workers now await a decision from Capitol Hill.

A Sweet Deal

On Oct. 25, the PEZ Visitor Center in Orange, Connecticut, declared it an early Halloween. In honor of the upcoming holiday, the factory, which doubles […]

New Haven Promise hosts national conference

About 200 education and economic development experts from across the country gathered in the Yale University Art Gallery on Wednesday evening to celebrate the first night of PromiseNet 2014 — a three-day national education conference.

Malloy pushed on education reform

Following Gov. Dannel Malloy’s reelection last week, Connecticut’s education experts are urging the governor to ramp up efforts on education reform — particularly in regard to the state’s most obsolete school finance laws.

Parent University offers education roadmap

Mayor Toni Harp offered words of praise to the attendees of Parent University for showing up despite the rain on Saturday. About 200 parents, grandparents […]