Day: September 15, 2020

New Haven to reopen classrooms for some special education students


NEW HAVEN — The school district will reopen 11 special education classrooms for in-person learning despite the rest of the buildings remaining closed for the first 10 weeks of the semester.

The Board of Education’s vote to allow schools to reopen for 11 special education classrooms is a step toward loosening its directive to keep schools closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Director of Student Services Typhanie Jackson appealed to the board for the change as the state mandates specific evaluations for special education students and the state Department of Education has not granted waivers, so

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Ryan Fitzpatrick’s remarkable career continues with another start vs. Patriots Sunday

‘“It’s not something I take for granted. It’s why I love the game so much. I’m honored and I’m really excited to be able to lead this team out there on Sunday.”’

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick probably will never hear his name in the conversation for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But he has had one of the more remarkable NFL careers of the past two decades.

Fitzpatrick is the rare seventh-round pick who made it 16 seasons, yet he has never quite “made it.” He is the only quarterback to throw a touchdown pass for eight different teams. And in 15 NFL seasons, he has not played in a single playoff game. Fitzpatrick’s record as a starter is 55-83-1, for a 39.9 winning percentage.

But it’s hard not to love Fitzpatrick. He’s “The Amish Rifle,” a gunslinger with a long beard and a penchant for interceptions. His career

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Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence gives college football season validation it needs

The nitpicking started when Trevor Lawrence took a sack on third down for a 16-yard loss and a three-and-out on Clemson’s first possession Saturday night against Wake Forest.  

The junior quarterback left little to overscrutinize after that. He backed his billing as the best player in college football as the No. 1 Tigers (1-0, 1-0 ACC) flexed in a 37-13 victory, a result that wasn’t exactly shocking considering they were 33.5-point favorites coming in.

Lawrence (22-of-28 passing, 351 yards, three total touchdowns) also backed up what he did off the field in the offseason, when he established himself as a leading voice in the push to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

BENDER: Can Notre Dame be a worthy challenger to Clemson in ACC? 

It was Lawrence, who threw five interceptions in his first three starts last season, who drove home the point about his on-field standing by showing no early-season

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