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The institutional advancement report, with increased support and programs touching students, is here
Here are the performance targets
for the Hartford Public Schools, as revised December 18, 2012.
The successful application
by Hartford Public Schools for a $5 million grant from the Boll & Melinda Gates Foundation and the reviewers' comments
as well as the District's news release
on the Race to the Top application that achieved finalist status but ultimately did not win.
Our September 14, 2012 presentation to the MetroHartford Alliance is here
The Hartford Public Schools' Strategic Alignment for closing the achievement gap graphic is here
The list of Hartford School Principals is here
See the set of questions we have submitted to City Council with respect to the Board of Education Appointments by the Mayor.
Read our comments delivered at the January 17, 2012 meeting of the Hartford Board of Education; also our comments delivered at the December 20, 2011 Board meeting.
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Press Releases and Commentary
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Please find links below on relevant articles referencing Achieve Hartford!
OP-ED article written by Michelle Morey, Board Member of Achieve Hartford! on the third year of improvement of Hartford Reform Measures.
Hartford Business Journal discusses educational reform with Jim Starr, Executive Director of Achieve Hartford!
This is a letter to the Editor of Hartford Courant explaining the importance of innovative approaches to improve student achievement.
OP-Ed article written by James Starr, Executive Director and Mayra Esquilin, Board Member of Achieve Hartford!
Recent Public Commentaries
Achieve Hartford! is committed to providing an independent, credible perspective on issues that impact Hartford Public Schools. See below for public commentaries on relevant issues in various venues.
Announcing the Cohort Gain Report as an Alternative View; Inviting Everyone to the 6th Annual Community Spelling Bee
Celebrating a Great Start to the 2012-13 School Year - and Setting Goals
Discussing the new Student-Based Budgeting Report and Related Issues
This overview covers What Achieve Hartford! does; the recent gains in student performance and in the graduation rate; and areas of further focus.
We will be issuing reports on the Choice Education Program and School Governing Councils and have offered a preview for the Board of Education.
These comments encompass long-term and short-term recommendations, and raise some specific questions concerning budget trade-off decisions that could affect student learning.
With respect to state education funding solutions, Achieve Hartford! is advocating a comprehensive - not piecemeal - approach to the revamping effort; so as to not negatively impact students.
These comments emphasize the need for great leadership from the Board of Education not just in maintaining the reform, but in working with the new administration to take an active and very public role in communicating and advancing the reform benefits and outcomes to all Hartford residents.
These comments concern the Community Input Sessions Achieve Hartford! conducted to gather stakeholder views about what is needed from the next Hartford Schools' superintendent and the recommendations of the Governor's Ciommission on Educational Achievement.
This commentary reviews the Board action on Leadership Succession and other matters.
This commentary addresses the process of the Succession Planning Policy.
This commentary highlights 2010's performance, and indicates support for the second reading of the succession planning policy, and notes support for the Parent Involvement Policy while suggesting that additional enhancements may be necessary.
This commentary addresses the report on Choice and Enrolment, applauds the Board's Parent & Community Policy and Policy on Leadership Succession.
This commentary outlines important ways to close the achievement gap in Hartford Public Schools.
The passing of Education bill 431 in the CT state legislature is highlighted and how it relates to Hartford is illustrated in this commentary.
This commentary discusses the Board of Education budget.
Appeal to sustain school reform and request state intervention.
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