New Haven's teachers union president Wednesday boycotted the unveiling of new school data that he called a glossing-over of serious problems—and that district officials hailed as a sign of success, the New Haven Independent reports. The union president, David Cicarella, avoided a press conference Wednesday at Ross/Woodward School where top officials gathered to announce results of annual "school climate" surveys taken by parents, teachers, students and staff. The district initiated these surveys as a key way of evaluating the success of New Haven's ambitious school reform drive. (Click here to view school-by-school results.) Superintendent Reggie Mayo announced that...

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