Education Matters

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Many of us may be familiar with the popular idiom, “a day late and a dollar short” by way of a personal experience. The heart ache from this teachable moment is tinged with a sense of injustice knowing that if you had only acted sooner, an opportunity for reward would not have been missed. Richard…

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Can an Art Exhibition Lead to a Better School?

Daiana and I felt like fish out of water when meeting with Amanda Roy, community programs manager at the Greater Hartford Arts Council.  But when the idea formed for putting on a Weaver High School Redesign-themed art exhibition, we knew we needed a little guidance. Up until now, engagement efforts around the redesign of one…

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Who Will be Inspired this Year?

Now in its third year, Inspire Hartford has become a destination and a journey into 21st century learning and what’s possible for Hartford students. But this year marks the beginning of what we hope will become a deeply engaged, thoughtful community of collaborators, willing to use their time, talent, and resources to seeing nothing less…

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A Pathway to Equity: Remaking HPS

Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez’s school consolidation plan reflects a comprehensive, research -based recommendation reflecting input from teachers, parents and guardians, students, faith leaders and community leaders, say school board leaders. Unlike an earlier plan proposed by the prior superintendent, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez’s approach is comprehensive and based on multiple factors, notes parent Tiffany Glanville, vice chair of…

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Issue 03 – The New Way for Achieve Hartford!

Pursuing Educational Equity Why Education Matters: “Despite our city’s challenges, we need more than ever to intensely focus on activities that will advance student achievement. I am eager to help invigorate the next era of opportunity in our capital city.” Phil Waldeck Chair of the Achieve Hartford! Board of Directors When Phil Waldeck became chairperson…

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