Board of Alders holds hearing on supporting LGBTQ+ youth in NHPS

Administration and citizens discuss advances in supporting LGBTQ+ youth, focusing on Gender Student Alliances, all-gender bathrooms and staff education in schools.

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Board of Ed clashes over stricter rules for classroom materials

Board of Education members debated the merits of a policy update aimed at reviewing how various ethnic, cultural, professional and gender identities are portrayed in classroom materials.

Children’s author reads ‘TUMBLE’ at library event

Adriana Hernández Bergstrom led an hour-long reading of and arts activity about her recent children's book, a vibrant portrait of the life cycle of a tumbleweed.

Elicker and Goldenberg clash over education policy

Mayoral candidates Justin Elicker and Tom Goldenberg spoke with the News about their plans to address absenteeism and literacy rates.

The Friends Center for Children expands free housing facilities for low-wage educators 

Two new single mothers and their children will move into the newest complex sponsored by the Teacher Housing Initiative.

New Haven students rally for ‘freedom to read’ 

New Haven students marched from the New Haven Green to the Beinecke Plaza on Thursday afternoon, displaying signs advocating for freedom of expression.

USAID and Career High School host a conference on environmental justice

USAID Counselor Clinton White returns to New Haven to emphasize the urgency of climate change and encourage young voices on the matter.

New Haven leaders announce $3.5 million for child care and early childhood education

The funds, which come from federal COVID-19 relief money, represent the largest investment in early childhood education in Connecticut, according to Mayor Justin Elicker.

New Haven Reads hosts 11th annual spelling bee fundraiser at Yale School of Management

The Yale Department of Linguistics won the 11th annual spelling bee hosted by New Haven Reads on Friday, Oct. 20.

Madeline Negrón breaks barriers as New Haven’s first Latina superintendent of schools

Negrón, named New Haven Public School superintendent in July, discusses her career and vision for New Haven Public Schools.

Alders approve state funding for youth programming

The $360,000 in state funding will allow the Youth and Recreation Department to advance their goal of reducing youth violence across New Haven.