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Gov. Dannel Malloy with Hamden elementary school students at the trout-stocking of Lake Wintergreen on April 3, 2014. Flickr.com photo.
Thomas Alegi April 3, 2014 at 01:50 pm
It's nice to see school kids from Hamden enjoying themselves. Correct me if I am wrong, Gov. MalloyRead More has started his reelection campaign? Mayor Jackson you are wearing out this words: "win-win situation for Hamden" not everything is a win-win situation for Hamden. Example the increase in the mill rate (property tax) you sent to the L/C.
Barbara Heins (Editor) April 3, 2014 at 03:11 pm
The governor and lieutenant governor announced last week that they'll be seeking reelection. In caseRead More you missed the story: http://hamden.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/hes-in-malloy-declares-run-for-ct-governor
cheryl April 4, 2014 at 08:04 am
indoctrination first hand.
C-HIT campers work on their stories in the UConn journalism lab.
JudithAnn March 16, 2014 at 09:41 am
I would love to know just what us being taught to journalists today. Do they cover things likeRead More "Biased reporting 101" or "Never Insert yourself or your personal views into your reporting" or make sure you verify both sides of an issue with at least 3 credible sources?" Or most important : you are the advocats of The People first and always seek the truth whether or not it's what you the reporter wants to believe or your editor wants you to write. Just curious.
Kate Farrish March 17, 2014 at 08:40 am
I teach journalism at UConn and at these workshops for high school students. I can tell you that myRead More students are taught to leave themselves and their opinions out of stories, to generally verify information with at least two credible sources, to interview people on all sides of an issue and that their aim is to serve the public. Thank you for your interest.
Tom March 18, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Maybe they could tackle the subject of whether it is ethical and legal to have gender-specificRead More programs that exclude one sex for another in publicly funded schools which are geared toward cariculum in the sciences. Nothing like picking and choosing winners and violating civil rights at the same time..
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Linda C March 27, 2014 at 11:16 am
James you have just proved my point. Of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers, just as anyRead More statement doesn't always apply to ALL! However I am stating FACTS and it does apply to more than it should; but just the mentioning of a Fact has you feeling uncomfortable. Ergo that is exactly why the problems will never be addressed; because the mere mention of it makes you feel guilty, uncomfortable and or insecure about discussing it! And the so Called Community Leaders are counting on just that!
James Bond April 10, 2014 at 10:42 am
Linda, Sorry to react to your post so late,I was away( not prison ). I reacted to what you saidRead More earlier about unwed mothers. To which you had no disclaimer because it said unwed mothers only. Now you say," of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers".To me you're the one sounding like you want it both ways and that sounds more like our fumbling politicans,than my post. That said, I do understand where you're coming from and posts are not the easiest way to state it sometimes.Your attack on how I feel is unwarrented just because I pointed out a flaw in your post. Sorry about that hope to hear from you soon.
Linda C April 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm
James glad you found your way home lol. I truly wasn't trying to attack your comment, merely tryingRead More to clear up the confusion on my earlier posting. In a nut shell James, we are (as tax payers) being forced to pay for whatever little program pops in their heads. Unfortunately the ones already in place aren't cancelled, it's just a process of adding more and more programs that have been proven not to work, as well as picking up the pieces of those who aren't doing their jobs. I'm all for helping, but lets find out what works, along with squashing those that don't - not double programs only to find out none work!! Enjoy whatever up and coming holiday you chose to celebrate. Not sure about you, but I'm not finding this new improved Patch as stimulating as when it was more focused on our individual town issues, so haven't been on much either!
Graphic by Aaron Boyd.
mentor281 February 24, 2014 at 12:38 pm
I was thinking the same thing George.
John February 24, 2014 at 04:28 pm
The key to me is what is the percentage of $ spent on Classroom teachers and supplies and $ spent onRead More Administration costs (Dept Supervisors, etc).
J D C February 24, 2014 at 06:09 pm
An educated guess- 66% of these schools grade out higher than at least 80% of the top 10 spenders.
State Rep. Larry Cafero, a Norwalk Republican and Minority Leader in the state House of Representatives, says he wants a public hearing on Common Core education standards. (Photo from Cafero's official statehouse website)
Danielle Bolliger April 1, 2014 at 09:14 am
I also came across this yesterday. There are 3 videos. The third one is a very concerned parentRead More from Arkansas. I hope more parents stand up to get rid of Common Core. http://patriotaction.net/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A6635270&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
How about actually going to the Common Core website to find out what the CC Standards are? ThatRead More parent in Arkansas is an idiot. She's complaining about the Singapore math curriculum--it has nothing to do with the implementation of Common Core. Common Core does not specify the use of any of the techniques, procedures, methods or formulas that people like the Arkansas mother are complaining about.
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
Please read the standards: http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/
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J D C February 13, 2014 at 11:56 am
Len they just passed the "law" for high profile vehicles to clean off the vehicles,Read More ESPECIALLY the roofs or its up to $1,000 ticket! Yeah RIGHT LMFBO I must have seen 100 without their sh*t cleaned off the LAST storm, never mind the last how many years since they invented the soccer mommy mini vans! They are the WORST! Gas and GO! Thats their motto. Somebody came into my kids place the other day with a smashed windshield from ICE on a roof of a veh. Its DANGEROUS and IRRESPONSIBLE to drive like that.
J D C February 13, 2014 at 11:57 am
I had a bad word in the last one I had to fix it! LOL
Larry February 14, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Winter storm pax? Should have been named winter storm paxel. Because that's what I'm gonna need.Read More after this winter.I hate that groundhog.I hope he has to dig himself out of his hole a thousand times as I did digging my driveway out every time the plow driver came by. But, what can i expect its New England. I shouldn't complain I moved here. and the plow monsters must do there jobs.
Supt. of Schools Fran Rabinowitz at a Hamden High School graduation. Patch File Photo.
J D C January 23, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Hey I bet if Christie didnt let that "Bridgegate" incident happen people wouldn't haveRead More DIED in Benghazi! And Oblundercare is ALL Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin's fault. And if John McCain didnt go and get CAPTURED no Vietcong would have been killed!
Larry January 23, 2014 at 07:52 pm
i was agimatced in the shamden shool syetem .thx, noy i kan injoy mi slef.
Larry January 23, 2014 at 07:53 pm
sorry, i wuz edumaction in the shamden shool sistem.
Hamden Supt. of Schools Fran Rabinowitz.
Thomas Alegi January 23, 2014 at 07:20 pm
Yes Len, there are enough steps and sidewalks for hundreds of people to gather on. There is evenRead More enough light post for a good number of Dogs to use. Progress at it best! LOL
Marjorie B. January 28, 2014 at 07:59 am
No one but police personnel can park in that lot at the current time. The upper levels are notRead More finished. So....the public still cannot easily access THEIR monument to government.
Len January 28, 2014 at 08:36 am
I was, and am, in favor of a new town hall and police station. We needed it badly! It turned outRead More that the lowest bidder on the design and archetect was also as about as sharp as a bowling ball. My 4 year old has designed better layouts with his legos in her playroom
Hamden Hall students have taken on a school-wide project making Valentines to be sent to soldiers in Afghanistan. Credit: Contributed.
Mario January 25, 2014 at 03:33 pm
Great to see some positive news coming out of our schools. Keep up the great work!
Thomas Alegi January 25, 2014 at 07:05 pm
Mario, the VA hospital in West Haven has letters from school kids thanking Veterans for theirRead More service, posted on inpatient room walls. I stop and read as many as I can, they are so up lifting.
Mario January 26, 2014 at 07:43 am
When I was a middle school teacher we would visit the VA hospital and sing Christmas carols to theRead More veterans. One of the highlights of the year...I wish more schools would do it.