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Paul Diego Holzer Joins Comcast Newsmakers

By Nyesha McCauley | May 9, 2016

Achieve Hartford provides education advocacy rooted in the belief that strong schools leads to a strong future. Executive Director, Paul Holzer, joins Newsmakers to discuss how critical shared responsibly is when it comes to educating our children.  

Urban Students Provide Quality Talent Pipeline

By Nyesha McCauley | November 30, 2015

For the average small and large businesses located in Greater Hartford, the notion that their future workforce will come from graduates of urban high schools is often more of a hypothetical scenario than a reality. But what if a business had a partner agency that worked with urban youth … Read the whole story.

Achieve Hartford Featured in Hartford Business Journal

By Nyesha McCauley | April 27, 2015

Finding top talent is a challenge. Retaining top talent is the challenge that comes after that. It is one of the toughest facing the public and private sectors right now, extending from government to nonprofits, and equally applicable to any Fortune 500 company. Read article.

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Budget Be Damned

By Achieve Hartford | April 13, 2017

Making the case for fighting for Hartford kids, we would like to suggest that when the consequential budget hearings unfold next week, a few questions ought to be not just on the table … but at its center.   The annual Hartford Public Schools budget development process runs a gauntlet of public hearings and debates…

Yale Conference Shines a Light on the Ripple Effects of a Divided Society

By Achieve Hartford | April 13, 2017

At the 2017 Yale conference on educational leadership last week, parent empowerment, bitter partisanship, and cultural competence were amplified as roadblock issues.  We are mapping out a multi-part series of articles to illuminate each of these important considerations, which range from necessary improvements in classroom cultural competence to the closely-related realms of contracting, community building,…

Hartford Voices: A New School Option Puts “Community First”

By Achieve Hartford | April 13, 2017

How could there be so much buzz about a new school option when it doesn’t even exist yet? How can the founders of this neighborhood school feel so much hope, when already so much effort toward neighborhood schools in Hartford continues to come up short?  And what’s the meaning of a school called “Community First”…

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Achieve Hartford! Issues Statement on the Resignation of Hartford Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez

By Nyesha McCauley | September 9, 2016

Hartford, Connecticut (September 9, 2016) – Achieve Hartford! issued a statement today on the abrupt resignation of the Hartford Superintendent. Yesterday’s announcement by Superintendent Narvaez of her resignation sent a shock wave throughout our school system and our community.  While the tendency right now would be to let the resignation of our city’s education leader…

Achieve Hartford! Urges Legislative Action To Make New State School Finance Equity Ruling Stick

By Nyesha McCauley | September 8, 2016

Hartford, Connecticut (September 8, 2016) – Achieve Hartford! announced today it stands behind yesterday’s call by Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher for a complete – and long overdue – re-do on school financing in our state, which he correctly identified as riddled with policies “so befuddled or misdirected as to be irrational.” Here is…

Achieve Hartford! Inaugural event – Inspire Hartford

By Nyesha McCauley | February 1, 2016

Achieve Hartford! is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for Inspire Hartford, a celebration of the city’s highest achievers—it’s students. Attendees will experience an education transformation and see 21st century learning in action as they support improvement in Hartford’s schools. This inaugural event will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at…

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