High Needs

*This article first appeared at News@Fairfield on September 12th, 2013. For the 65 Bassick High School teachers who gathered in Fairfield University’s Oak Room in late August, it was all about literacy—teaching their students to write, to read, and to communicate clearly, effectively, and reflectively. The morning began with a light breakfast and greetings by University President Jeffrey von Arx...
Jeffrey P. von Arx, President of Fairfield University, welcomed over 75 teachers to campus yesterday during a back-to-school kick-off for Bassick High School. With funds from a National Writing Project SEED (Supporting Effective Educator Development) grant, the day focused on community, the importance of university/district relations, and the importance of teaching writing across the content...