Grant ‘Makes a Difference’ for Hamden Special Education Students

Special education students in Hamden playing on their school’s softball team will soon have new pride in their school and their abilities thanks to a grant from California Casualty. Whitney High School East/West vocational teacher and local association co-president Bill Jacobs submitted an application that has allowed the school to receive a $2,000 grant to purchase…

“It’s Like When Dorothy Lands in Oz and the World is Changed from Black and White to Color”

Why do teachers need to get involved and advocate for their own profession? Cromwell fifth-grade teacher and 2013 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Blaise Messinger says that, before he was named teacher of the year, he mostly shut his classroom door and tried to be the best teacher he could be. Being exposed to the…

Problems with SBAC Focus of State Department of Education Meeting

Students and educators who came to the State Department of Education this afternoon to share their experiences with the state’s High School Assessment Working Group said that SBAC is taking away valuable learning time, lacks relevance to students, and places a significant burden on eleventh graders — many of whom are left taking a considerable…