EDUCATION & YOUTH
‘A new American birthright’: Baby Bonds bill sees support from Elicker, state officials

Introduced by the state treasurer, the legislation would set up $5,000 savings accounts for Connecticut children enrolled in HUSKY that unfreeze when they turn 18.

The CT State Capitol in the sunlight
BOE discusses 2020-21 magnet school lottery results, non-magnet school reputations

The Board discussed how to improve NHPS’s school choice lottery program and change negative perceptions of non-magnet schools.

A screenshot from the presentation at the BOE meeting.
Looking for a summer youth program in New Haven? Here are some options

More than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, local nonprofits, New Haven Public Schools and the city’s Youth and Recreation Department have made tentative […]

BOE passes recommendation to keep school resource officers, invest in psychologists, social workers

After nearly a year-long debate over the fate of school resource officers, or SROs, in New Haven Public Schools, the Board of Education has accepted […]

UP CLOSE | Teachers in a pandemic: Adapting and innovating in an unorthodox school year

NHPS superintendent recommends federal dollars go to temporary hires, educational programming

After receiving feedback from about 775 stakeholders in the New Haven Public Schools community, Assistant Superintendent Keisha Redd-Hannans presented the Board of Education with NHPS’ […]

The steps of New Haven City Hall
New Haveners take action to cancel student loan debt

On Tuesday, student loan borrowers and elected officials gathered over Zoom to discuss the burden that student loan debt has placed on their communities and […]

City Youth and Recreation Department works to reconnect with students and families following a disconnected year

This summer, New Haven youth could see increased opportunities for jobs and programming, along with increased student outreach during the school year.  On Wednesday, the […]

Alders and community members gather on Zoom for the workshop.
Despite pandemic limitations, some New Haven high school sports teams play on

Amid a pandemic that led to virtual classes, quarantines and the discomfort of wearing masks during high-intensity competition, local high school sports teams have still […]

‘It was kinda like the first day of school’: NHPS high schools reopen

After more than a year of remote learning for New Haven high schools, eager students and teachers were welcomed back to school for optional in-person […]

School buses at Co-op high school in New Haven
NHPS, Yale students to rollout new High School English Language Learner tutoring program

For New Haven Public School high schoolers learning English, the pandemic has meant a lack of exposure to the language. To address this challenge, NHPS […]