Struggling Danbury elementary school ...

Struggling Danbury elementary school gets an 'A' for effort

There are 14 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Nov 1, 2007, titled Struggling Danbury elementary school gets an 'A' for effort. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

Morris Street School is the little engine that could. It was the first public school in the region labeled as needing improvement because student test scores didn't satisfy the federal No Child Left Behind ...

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Zyx

Since: Oct 07

Danbury

#1 Nov 1, 2007
It is nice to know the school is improving. Do we thank NCLB for letting us know this?
mary

Shelton, CT

#2 Nov 1, 2007
This article begs to be commented on. First of all, this article is a prime example of irresponsible journalism. Does Ms. Fitzgerald realize the bees' nest that she has created by publishing this article? What message is she trying to send to the 800 plus educators in Danbury who do not get rewarded for doing their jobs day in and day out without any type of recognition? I understand the challenges that Morris Street School faces, but that school is one of several working under the same obstacles, yet their staffs are not recognized. Mr. Santasiero is correct in saying that, "... all children can learn". However, this is not a new concept and begs the question, "Why haven't the students at Morris Street School been learning prior to this"? Ms. Fitzgerald does not mention the money and resources that were poured into the school in order for it to comply with NCLB regulations. Will the district continue to single out this one school when it asks for its new budget next year to continue to provide the services it is receiving? Will resources continue to be directed to Morris Street School, or will all schools in the district be afforded the same opportunities before they reach the point that Morris Street School has? And what will happen to Morris Street School when the cavalry stops coming to the rescue?

Since: Oct 07

Danbury

#3 Nov 1, 2007
Mary, the kids at Morris Street HAVE been learning. I think it's wonderful that the staff get a small bone thrown to them. They work long hours in an emotionally-draining job. Fortunately for Morris Street, most of the staff consider it to be a career and not a job. Also, Morris Street hosts the Family Resource Center, which has played a huge role in getting these kids and their families to love school. Yes, other schools' staffs work hard, and I only wish there were enough $250 awards for everyone. Many corporations give their employees performance-based bonuses, and I sure wish Danbury could afford to do that. Maybe the next lottery winner will find the winnings a useful way to give back to the community.
mary

Shelton, CT

#4 Nov 1, 2007
ALL of the teachers in Danbury work long hours in emotionally draining jobs. Unfortunately, they must perform this work without the perks those at Morris Street get. Other teachers in the district are getting tired of not receiving the same materials, resources and monies.
43mpco

AOL

#5 Nov 1, 2007
Quote, What??????????
mary wrote:
This article begs to be commented on. First of all, this article is a prime example of irresponsible journalism. Does Ms. Fitzgerald realize the bees' nest that she has created by publishing this article? What message is she trying to send to the 800 plus educators in Danbury who do not get rewarded for doing their jobs day in and day out without any type of recognition? I understand the challenges that Morris Street School faces, but that school is one of several working under the same obstacles, yet their staffs are not recognized. Mr. Santasiero is correct in saying that, "... all children can learn". However, this is not a new concept and begs the question, "Why haven't the students at Morris Street School been learning prior to this"? Ms. Fitzgerald does not mention the money and resources that were poured into the school in order for it to comply with NCLB regulations. Will the district continue to single out this one school when it asks for its new budget next year to continue to provide the services it is receiving? Will resources continue to be directed to Morris Street School, or will all schools in the district be afforded the same opportunities before they reach the point that Morris Street School has? And what will happen to Morris Street School when the cavalry stops coming to the rescue?
CT NEWSWATCHER

Exeter, NH

#6 Nov 3, 2007
How can an inner city school achieve an award when it isn't off the official NCLB schools need improvement list?

Major questions continue to surround MSS and will be addressed in future publications.
CT NEWSWATCHER

Exeter, NH

#7 Nov 3, 2007
PS...JUST ASK FORMER MSS TEACHERS AND A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE WILL BE PRESENTED MAKING CURRENT ARTICLE BUT A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM SCENARIO...
inmemoryaddiegil lic

Danbury, CT

#10 Jul 2, 2012
ellenlynn wrote:
Mary, the kids at Morris Street HAVE been learning. I think it's wonderful that the staff get a small bone thrown to them. They work long hours in an emotionally-draining job. Fortunately for Morris Street, most of the staff consider it to be a career and not a job. Also, Morris Street hosts the Family Resource Center, which has played a huge role in getting these kids and their families to love school. Yes, other schools' staffs work hard, and I only wish there were enough $250 awards for everyone. Many corporations give their employees performance-based bonuses, and I sure wish Danbury could afford to do that. Maybe the next lottery winner will find the winnings a useful way to give back to the community.
addie gillich was a great teacher & when she exposed principal santarsiero for inappropriate behavior with one of her students she was sent to another school where she left an pass away - yet santarsiero's past hasn't
Excra_Scrimp

Westport, CT

#11 Jul 2, 2012
inmemoryaddiegillic wrote:
<quoted text>
addie gillich was a great teacher & when she exposed principal santarsiero for inappropriate behavior with one of her students she was sent to another school where she left an pass away - yet santarsiero's past hasn't
Too bad her son is a piece of shit white trash racist.
spooking

New Canaan, CT

#12 Jul 2, 2012
Excra_Scrimp wrote:
<quoted text>
Too bad her son is a piece of shit white trash racist.
why did he pick on the niguhs just asking
Excra_Scrimp

Westport, CT

#13 Jul 2, 2012
spooking wrote:
<quoted text> why did he pick on the niguhs just asking
"Asking" requires a question mark, you white trash moron.
Gay Black Lisping Blogger

United States

#14 Jul 2, 2012
Excra_Scrimp wrote:
<quoted text>
I love bending over for white trash morons.
yea squirms......we know....we know!
local grandpa

Westport, CT

#15 Jul 2, 2012
Excra_Scrimp wrote:
<quoted text>
Too bad her son is a piece of shit white trash racist.
That's true. The boy was always no good.
wannaknow

Danbury, CT

#16 Jul 4, 2012
local grandpa wrote:
<quoted text>
That's true. The boy was always no good.
true dr. richard gillich was and still is a bum;lover of big t and john mcgowan=should be thrown into canisters of trash etc.
addie died in arms of rich gillich and knew he was not the white knight=big t said = hehehaha

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