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Education Matters! is Achieve Hartford!'s weekly e-mail publication that goes out to some 2,400 readers. It is our way of keeping policy makers, educators, parents, supporters and all stakeholders up to date and informed on issues that impact the Hartford Public School District and its reform efforts.
 
               Update on the Superintendent Search
 
               With previews of the constituent forums April 16
               Top Two Super Finalists, Clark Revival, Yale Conference Insights
               Superintendent Search, Clark Update, Charter School Expansions
               Transitions, More on the Clark Saga, United Way Top Award
               Hartford Promise, Superintendent Search, Board Actions Wrap-up
               Vision for an Educated City, Common Core Debate
               Youth Employment Pipeline, Adult Education Reconsidered
               Board Chair Changeover, Finding - and Keeping - Great Teachers
               Lighthouse School Initiative, 'Flying for Clark,' Video: Superintendent Search
               Common Core Update, Hartford Performs, New Deputy Director Sandra Ward
               Superintendent Search Update, Latino Studies with Leguizamo, Myths vs. Facts
               Hartford Parent University, Common Core Update, Kindergarten Bus Tour
               Legacy View of High Expectations, Expanded Choice Partnerships, Dr. Perry
               High Level Leadership Changes, New Views on the Board
               A Meeting that Highlighted the Chasm, Looking at Housing and School Segregation
               Calls for School Turnarounds, Sheff Agreement, Superintendent Search Update
               School Expansion Sites, New School Performance Reports, Annual Appeal
               Threading the Needle of School Reform, Hartford Performs, SmartChoices
               Multiple Redesign Efforts, A Say for SAND Parents, Thanks to All Advocates
               SAND School Plan off the Table, Clark Redesign Goes to Committee
               Integrated & Dual-Language Education, Absenteeism, Top CFO
               November 5th Election Results - Including Turnout, Update on the AF-Clark Proposal
               What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate; Board Election is November 5th 
               Burns Latino Studies Academy Tranformation, HPS Communications Plan Framework
               Superintentendent Search Committee Named, Weaver Renovation Examined
               Another Way Culture Counters Poverty, Beeing Thankful to 2013 Bee Supporters
               The Gap Behind the Gap: ELL, The New JMA, Taking College Prep Up a Notch
               Board of Education Election Awareness Campaign, Does Equity = Access?
               MetroHartford Alliance Panel, Common Core Implementation, Leadership Succession Policy
               Innovative Teams Pursue Reform, Character Education Approach
               New Superintendent Search and Addressing Chronic Student Absences
               Pivotal Board of Education Meeting and Back-to-School Optimism
               Spotlight on Pre-K and Communications Challenges
               Flat: The State Test Scores are Released, Bee Features Ernst & Young and Javier Colon
               The Common Core Is Here, New Heart-toHART Partnership
August 2, 2013 Special Edition of Education Matters! - Coverage of the Hartford Board of Education Retreat
               Comparing Notes on the New Haven Search, Trades Require Postsecondary, Our Coverage
               Board of Education Candidates, Voting Patterns, Top Stories of the Month
               Bringing the Debate over Teacher Quality Home, Another Look at Board Members' Voting
               Board of Education Attendance, CT Science Center Academy, Proposed Charter Revision
               Leadership: One Week Later, One Steady Habit CT Doesn't Need, and Three Great Stories
               Board Rejects Contract Renewal, Turnaround Students, New Principals
               Travelers EDGE Star, Video Professional Development, Graduation: Rites of Passage for Reform
               Teacher of the Year, SGCs, and Hartford Parent University Graduation
               Students Query Leaders on School Safety, Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Hears about Jumoke-Milner
               Passion Rears Its Beautiful Head: Parent Advocates at the Board of Education
               We're not Sandy Hook, Students Discuss Gun Violence, Resident Principal Model
               Community Schools Award, Sheff Agreement, Skills Gap Discussion
                Equity Elephant in the Room, Promise Scholarships, Parent Connections
               SOS, Grabbing Urban Poverty by the Horns, Top Stories
               Keeping Great Teachers, Discussing the Dual Language Concept, Budget Hearing
               Ultimate Lesson on Policy, Climate-Connectedness Report, Budget Proposed
               Parent Workshop Series, ELLs, New Chief Development Officer
               Student - and Parent - Pre-K Readiness, Top Stories of the Month
               Exemplar in a Tight-Budget World, New Magnet Schools, Dual Language Concepts
               Board of Ed Election Turnout, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Readership Survey Results
               Talent Management, Faith-Based Community Outreach, and a New Era of Parent Engagement?
               Student Viewpoints, Cultural Competence, and College Readiness Planning
               New Blood - Student and Adult Leaders - and Familiar Challenges, Montessori Movement
               Honoring a Great Teacher, Two Successful Schools, Keeping an Eye on the Budget
               Dual Language Discussion, Turnaround Schools' Progress, and Travelers' Support
               NYU Professor's Recipe for Reform, After-School Enrichment, and Prudential's Support
               The Hartford Promise, Institutional Advancement, and a View of Student Commitment
               Mid-Year Audit of Jumoke-at-Milner, Protest over Proposed Change of Adult Education Site, Thanks to the Bank
               Seven in 10 Parents of Eighth Graders Have Not Yet Completed HPS Choice Applications
              Articles on the State of Reform in Hartford, in the Context of a Conversation with Dr. Howard Fuller
Articles on Research-Based Intervention, the new School Performance Index, and Patricia Salner
Articles on Performance Targets, Aetna's Corporate Citizenship, and the Newtown Massacre
Articles on the new State School Performance Index, Race to the Top, and Hartford Youth Scholars
Articles on the Gates grant, Adult Education planning, and our look at reform ...
 
Current events and news articles - and past archived issues - are below.
 
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Education Matters! Extra, plus Current Events and News
 
As a supplement to our Education Matters! email, we also provide Education Matters! Extra, containing more extensive articles in the full text for each edition:
  • Click here for the April 17, 2014 Edition of Education Matters! Extra!
  • Click here for the April 10, 2014 Edition of Education Matters Extra!
  • Click here for the April 3, 2014 Edition of Education Matters Extra!
  • Click here for the March 27, 2014 Edition of Education Matters Extra!
  • Click here for the March 20, 2014 Edition of Education Matters Extra!
  • Click here for the March 13, 2014 Edition of Education Matters Extra!
  • Click here for the March 6, 2014 Edition of Education Mattrers Extra!
  • Click here for the February 27, 2014 Edition of Education Matters Extra!
  • Click here for the February 20, 2014 Edition of Education Matters Extra!
  • Click here for the February 13, 2014 Edition of Education Matters Extra!
  • Click here for the February 6, 2014 Edition of Education Matters! Extra
  • Click here for the Thursday, January 30, 2014 Edition of Education Matters! Extra
  • Click here for the Thursday, January 23, 2014 Edition of Education Matters! Extra
  • Click here for the Thursday, January 16, 2014 Edition of Education Matters! Extra
  • Click here for the Thursday, January 9, 2014 Edition of Education Matters! Extra
  • Click here for the Friday, December 20, 2013 Edition of Education Matters! Extra
  • Click here for the Thursday, December 12, 2013 Edition of Education Matters! Extra
  • Click here for the Thursday, December 5, 2013 Edition of Education Matters! Extra
  • Click here for the Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Edition of Education Matters! Extra
  • Click here for the Thursday, November 21, 2013, Edition of Education Matters Extra
  • Click here for the Thursday, November 14, 2013 Edition of Education Matters Extra

 Upcoming Events are listed here:

A special meeting of the Hartford Board of Education, to appoint the next superintendent, will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2014, at STEM School at Annie Fisher, 280 Plainfield Street.

The Hartford Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing on the 2014-15 Recommended Budget, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:30 p.m., R.J. Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts, 65 Van Block Avenue.

An essay contest, 'Voices of Hartford Success," will present the stories of Hartford's young people in their own words, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 6-8 p.m., hosted by Aetna at 151 Farmington Avenue.  RSVP by Friday, April 25th to: amymolinaro@ymail.com.  Please email Martin Estey for additional information.

 News Items of Interest are listed here:  

·        Hartford Superintendent Finalists Meet the Public, Vanessa de la Torre, Courant, April 17, 2014

·        State Taps 97 Teachers to Help Promote Common Core, Kathleen Megan, Courant, April 16, 2014

·        Up Next: Charter Group that Battled NYC Mayor Targets CT, Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, April 16, 2014

·        Hartford Schools Propose $423 Million Education Budget, Vanessa de la Torre, Courant, April 15, 2014

·        Competing Views of Teacher Tenure Are on Display in California Case, Jennifer Medina, New York Times, April 15, 2014

·        Out in Front, and Optimistic, about Online Education, D.D. Guttenplan, New York Times, April 13, 2014

·        Parent Involvement is Over-Rated, Keith Robinson and Angel Harris, New York Times, April 12, 2014

The Problem with Evidence-Based Policy: The Evidence, Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, April 10, 2014

·        Democrats Unveil Plan and Funding for Universal Pre-K, Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror, April 10, 2014

·        Why Performance Tests for New Teachers Make Sense, JoAnn Bartoletti, Gail Connelly, Daniel A. Domenech, and Sharon P. Robinson, Education Week, April 10, 2014

·        Hartford Superintendent Finalists to Be Announced Later this Week, Vanessa de la Torre, Courant, April 9, 2014

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