Press Releases

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

By Nyesha McCauley | Sep 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…

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

By Nyesha McCauley | Sep 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…

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Achieve Hartford! Inaugural event – Inspire Hartford

By Nyesha McCauley | Feb 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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Achieve Hartford! Receives Grant from the Travelers Foundation for Accountability

By Nyesha McCauley | Aug 14, 2015

Community Engagement, and Research Programming (August 14, 2015) – Hartford, Connecticut (August 14, 2015) – Achieve Hartford! announced today that the Travelers Foundation has awarded the organization $150,000 for its strategy: Accountability, Community Engagement, and Research. “Partnering with Achieve Hartford! is a natural fit for us,” said Erin Haberman, Program Officer, Travelers Foundation. “Travelers is…

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Achieve Hartford! Appoints Katharine Chaney-Jones to Board

By Nyesha McCauley | May 27, 2015

Katharine Chaney-Jones, a Financial Services Representative with the Barnum Financial Group, an office of MetLife and part of the MetLife Premier Client Group, has been named to the Achieve Hartford! Board of Directors, the non-profit education advocacy organization announced today. “Katharine has had a highly successful business career marked by a strong commitment to improving…

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Joint Press Conference

By Nyesha McCauley | Apr 1, 2015

Achieve Hartford! today released its latest edfocus issue brief, entitled “Standing by Our Principals: Why Hartford Principals Leave – and What Can Be Done to Keep Our Best.” Here is the news release.

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Achieve Hartford! Launches New Website to…

By Nyesha McCauley | Jan 29, 2015

…Help Parents Select Best School for their Child. More 01/29/15

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Webster Bank Supports …

By Nyesha McCauley | Jun 19, 2014

… Achieve Hartford!’s 8th Annual Community Spelling Bee and Parent Engagement Work

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Thirty-five Communities Added to Lumina Foundation’s …

By Nyesha McCauley | Jun 5, 2014

… Community-based Post-secondary Education Attainment Strategy  

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