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NYC sees Amistad as model
by Natalie Missakian, New Haven Register
July 21, 2004
Amistad is applying to open as many as five new schools in New York City, part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's initiative to create 50 charter schools over the next five years.

Amistad Academy again nets impressive test scores
by Natalie Missakian, New Haven Register
June 6, 2004
Amistad Academy, hailed nationally as an urban school that works, accomplished the unlikely on the 2003 Connecticut Mastery Test.

Why Luis Can Read-Because he's not allowed not to
How Amistad Academy turns low-performing urban students into academic achievers
By Carole Bass, New Haven Advocate
April 8, 2004
E is for Enthusiasm. The students, all wearing blue Amistad Academy polo shirts and khaki pants or skirts, put away their Catcher in the Rye essays. It's time to start Hamlet.

Expert: Attitudes impact achievement
by Natalie Missakian, New Haven Register
June 3, 2004
The cultural attitudes of African Americans and Hispanics, more so than their income levels and social class, are a major factor contributing to lower academic achievement, a nationally recognized expert told the state Board of Education Wednesday.

State budget includes $1 million for new city charter school
by Natalie Missakian, New Haven Register
May 10, 2004
The uncertainty is over for parents seeking to enroll their children in a spin-off school to the highly successful Amistad Academy.

City Amistad pupils tutor Clinton peers
by Natalie Missakian, New Haven Register
March 15, 2004
The topic was close to the heart of any middle schooler: Should kids be able to grab a coke or a candy bar from a vending machine in the hallways of their public school?

Amistad founders get OK for 2nd school
by Natalie Missakian, New Haven Register
March 4, 2004
New Haven parents clamoring to get their children into the highly successful Amistad Academy charter school may have another chance this fall.

Charter school turns heads with test scores
by Natalie Missakian, New Haven Register
Sunday, February 16, 2003
Amistad Academy, already singled out by the state as a high-achieving urban school, posted spectacular gains for a second straight year on the annual Connecticut Mastery Test.

What they do for an Encore: At Amistad Academy it's art, music, dance, drama and sports
by Sandi Kahn Shelton, New Haven Register
November 18, 2002
It's almost 4 p.m. on a Tuesday, but Alex McKeithen, a seventh-grader from New Haven, hasn't even started to think about going home from school yet.

Amistad Academy a shining example
by Natalie Missakian, New Haven Register
Thursday, October 10, 2002
New Haven's Amistad Academy shares the same demographics as many of Connecticut's worst performing schools: Nearly all of its children are minorities, and most are poor.

Students thriving at Amistad
by Natalie Missakian, New Haven Register
Sunday, April 7, 2002
Long hours and hard work are the way of life at Amistad, where 193 children in grades five through eight attend classes from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., where the school day is highly structured and where chewing gum or cheering too loudly in recess will land you a detention.



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