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Our Lady of Mercy School was named the winner of the Connecticut State Mock Trial Championship on March 12. Credit: OLM
rocklandwife March 20, 2014 at 07:23 am
GREAT JOB!! I know that was a lot of hard work :)
Patti Atwater March 20, 2014 at 09:09 am
Great job OLM! Proud to be a graduate! Patti Capaldo Atwater
Observor March 20, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Good luck with your race and congratulations to OLM.
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.
Matt March 3, 2014 at 07:12 pm
Another "news" "article" from Patch, that didn't actually require anyRead More journalism, reporting, or work. More regurgitated statistics. Next week they'll run the same article with the statistics reversed and call it new. And people wonder why Patch failed.
tom burland March 4, 2014 at 06:30 am
What is the url for the database
Gus R. Horvath March 4, 2014 at 11:41 am
Tom. Go to ct gov web site. Click on Executive, then on Education and then on School PerformanceRead More Reports. Madison did not meet the goals for students with free/reduced lunch, disabilities and high needs.
Graphic by Aaron Boyd.
Herb March 3, 2014 at 12:13 am
Gus -- As I suspected BUT for those of us that would like to see what in our own budget, both Ed andRead More Town are actually included, I would like to have a copy of the rules. I assume this is available as much weight is placed upon per pupil spending. Thanks
Gus R. Horvath March 3, 2014 at 01:17 pm
Herb. Sign in to the state web site and search for Connecticut General Statues. Look up SectionRead More 10-261(a) (3). "Net Current Expenditures includes all current public elementary and secondary expenditures from all sources, excluding regular education transportation, tuition revenue,capital expenditures from all sources for land, buildings and equipment and dept service. The items excluded tend to vary greatly from district to district and skew the averages.
Gus R. Horvath March 3, 2014 at 01:21 pm
Herb. Also have the numbers for the 2012- 2013 school year for all districts for comparison andRead More could e-mail to you. My "throw away" e-mail is G.R.Horvath@outlook.com
Graphic by Aaron Boyd.
Gus R. Horvath February 24, 2014 at 11:43 am
Matt. Check out the ad for the $14.95 dinner at the Wharf. Give me an update when you go.
Matt February 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm
I don't see the ad anywhere. I see a million other useless things, along with some news stories outRead More of western long island.
PRC February 25, 2014 at 09:33 am
When considering Per Pupil Expenditures, it is always important to put the figures into context.Read More Cross reference the school district with performance and student outcome measures (whether you prefer standardized tests, college acceptance, AP achievement, extracurricular involvement, etc.). I would imagine that certain New Haven area schools, when cross-referenced with these student achievement factors, would reveal an "Efficiency Ratio" much more significant than simply looking at "Highest and Lowest Expenditures"
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/
Pem McNerney (Editor) January 23, 2014 at 10:35 am
Thanks for the story idea JD
Jay D January 23, 2014 at 11:15 am
So what do the kids do in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine? Do they not have school during theRead More winter months?
Jay D January 28, 2014 at 07:31 pm
It was very cold this morning...why did the kids have school?
Daniel Hand High School's show choir did it again! Grand Champions! Photo credit: Photo provided by Ron Soja
Judy Varley January 19, 2014 at 08:37 am
Amazing! I congratulate all the singers & choral director! As an alumni from DHHS's class of '73Read More (40 yrs. ago which is a lifetime) I was in Waes Haeil (not sure of the spelling). Our choral director was the wonderful, Mr. Charles Quigley. We did a concert exchange with Martha Vineyard's chorus. It might have been the first ever. We never did any competitions but wish we had, I think it must be a blast. But, singing is such a part of my life & I also was a member of Capella Cantorum, a local 100+ choir here in Southeastern Ct. I was also in my church choir. Music & singing is in all of you & will continue with you all your life. Congratulations for a job well done. Just wondering, I had to audition for Waes Haeil, is your choral group the only one that you audition for & do you think that your choral group is the same basic type of choral group my Waes Haeil was in 1973?
Photo credit: Jill Lesage
Judy Varley January 20, 2014 at 10:13 am
I saw part of this movie & was so moved, just as I was with Schindler's List. God bless thisRead More man. If I can help by signing a petition for him to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, which he so deserves, I am willing to do it. My email is LPNJudy@gmail.com & name & address is Judy Varley 201 East Main St. Niantic, Ct. 06357 I graduated from the old DHHS building, now Poulson Middle School, in '73 after growing up in Madison. I am a night nurse at a nursing home but do hope to make it to the film. Good Luck, Judy
The University of Connecticut is embarking on a process to create a new master plan for its campus. Credit: Corey Fyke
Fred December 26, 2013 at 01:42 pm
"Look and feel" may well be an important thing for any university campus, but the State isRead More insolvent at the moment, and just cannot afford to upgrade the look and feel of the UConn campus.
AP Photo/Steve Ruark
Amanda Butler December 8, 2013 at 04:12 pm
My son is currently being taught common core and it's a horror. Please stop it while you can. AnRead More example of math is that they aren't allowed to add 7+8. Instead it has to be changed to 10+5. They are also taught to add before they subtract and vice versa. My son went from doing math in his head to not knowing the difference between a plus sign and minus sign since sometimes he is forced to do the opposite.
Lisa December 8, 2013 at 05:36 pm
CommonCore is evil, and parents all over the country are fighting this... Your kids are at stake...Read More and their freedom. I hope to take the time to view this... and there are so many others out there. CT..you'd better do your homework... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh0JrXU42EQ&feature=youtu.be
Red Lady December 9, 2013 at 08:30 am
As a grandparent, I'd urge parents to take the time to enlighten themselves on CC, then stand upRead More against this. My NY grandson had to read a book (pushed by CC) about soldiers killing children; it was the story about American soldiers killing Irag civilians. My daughter looked at the book when he seemed upset over the content....what the h*** is The government attempting it do here?
Scot Baren, center, has signed a letter of intent to attend Boston College. Photo credit: Daniel Hand High School
patricia donohue November 18, 2013 at 07:55 pm
Way to go Scott!!
Cathy Marsh November 19, 2013 at 06:59 am
All your hard work paid off! Congratulations!!!
Nancy Kahrimanis November 19, 2013 at 07:08 am
Congrats Braren!!! Continue to be amazing! -Miss K :)