News and information from Patch and your neighbors about schools in your towns. Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
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..
Patch File Photo
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.
Jay February 23, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Do these numbers include the bonding costs for any school building projects? These numbers areRead More often forgotten in these "surveys' and they make an enormous difference. For instance New Haven schools have been rebuilt at a cost of over a billion, yes Billion dollar over the last ten years. I also presume that state school aid numbers are included in the calculations as a Cost.
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/
Kylie's mom, Tonya Kershner, and her principal, Julie Phelps, tell us about Kylie's Make A Wish Party at Brown Middle School Friday. Video: Pem McNerney
David Sacco January 18, 2014 at 07:25 am
GOD Bless her and may she have a long Healthy Life !!!
Pem McNerney (Editor) January 18, 2014 at 09:08 am
Thank you for your kind wishes, David. I will pass them on to Kylie and her family. I'm guessingRead More they're packing up to go right now!
Donna Andrews January 20, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Very awesome!!! Miracles do happen and people on the Shoreline are wonderful people! We canRead More personally attest to this.
The following Jared Eliot students were selected this year: From L-R Katie Kozak (clarinet), Angela Recine (clarinet) Miles Waterbury (trumpet), and Ben Buzzeo (violin). Photo credit: Ross Tucker
Cheryl Waterbury December 17, 2013 at 07:57 am
Congratulations to Katie, Angela, Miles and Ben! Thank you to Mr. Tucker for leading anRead More outstanding program at Eliot and for his constant support and dedication to his students. Looking forward to the performance on March 1st.
Donna Marcinek December 17, 2013 at 12:44 pm
Great job! Parents should be very proud of these young folks.
Pem McNerney (Editor) December 10, 2013 at 10:27 am
Hi Michael. Good question. I just put in an inquiry about that to school officials. If I hear back,Read More I will let you know. The winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 p.m., so I am guessing that roads might be slick until at least then.
Pem McNerney (Editor) December 10, 2013 at 10:42 am
Hi Michael. I just heard back from Maryann at the school. She said: "Our after school eventsRead More are also cancelled today. Athletic contests are being rescheduled, and we will be rescheduling the Joel concert and Pierson parent conferences."
Michael Le December 10, 2013 at 10:43 am
April Godwin Shuman December 2, 2013 at 09:35 am
Please, whenever writing an article about Morgan, please refer to it by its proper name, THE MORGANRead More SCHOOL. It was only referred to as Morgan High when the original school building housed both an upper and lower school, and even then it was a rarity. Thank you for your attention to this key part of Morgan's history.
Credit unknown. If you know the source of this image, please email Catherine.Crawford@patch.com
Jonathan Sanders November 11, 2013 at 09:18 am
Well thank goodness we idiot parents have someone as "educated" as you to keep us informedRead More Jay.
Jay November 11, 2013 at 01:23 pm
In this country most have at least thirteen years and,by know, should be beginning to smell theRead More real limitations. Add in my experience as a father of a "special" student -in more than one school district, and one begins to learn that parents today are being mislead by the most selfish lobbyists in American history - outside of the defense industry. PS - Chinese parents are worse..
Jay November 11, 2013 at 01:59 pm
"education" is not what you think it is.. I have know many people with high school orRead More less that are a lot wiser - and functional - than I. You might consider that most of Harvard's students graduate with honors - magna, whatever. Sound impressive ? It is called grade inflation and most actually graduate - which is not true of less hyped colleges- could it mean Harvard and it's many imitators, are nothing more than tuition factories? Recommend