New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) recently received its second five-year VPSC grant to expand its robust public school choice program--specifically targeting students attending Title I schools in need of improvement in the New Haven metropolitan area.
There are many choice options in New Haven, including "Project Choice," an urban-suburban transfer program involving 16 school districts; "Suburban Interdistrict Magnets," which offer high-quality curriculum with a range of themes and teaching philosophies; "Lighthouse Schools," neighborhood elementary (mainly K-8) schools started under the first VPSC grant that provide a themed approach and an emphasis on strengthening literacy instruction; and charter schools, including the high-performing Amistad Academy and Elm City College Preparatory School.
A key innovation is the NHPS Lighthouse Schools' concept created under the first VPSC grant cycle.
Local VPSC program evaluator David Kikoler poses with Bob Canelli, project director for New Haven's VPSC grant program.
Alcatel's solution will enable VPSC to significantly expand our capacity to handle a variety of traffic and increase our ability to offer our customers enhanced broadband services," said Gregg Kamper, vice president-Telecommunications, VPSC.
VPSC is a subsidiary of Virginia Power, and both are part of Dominion, which provides natural gas and electricity to more than 4 million customers in five states.
Kamper, Vice President and General Manager, VPSC Communications.
Optinex is the obvious platform for regional carriers like VPSC who need increased flexibility and performance to meet its growing transport demands," said Kent Novak, Vice President of Marketing for Alcatel Optics.