Education Matters

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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Issue 01 – Introducing the New Education Matters!

Welcome to the New Education Matters Paul Diego Holzer Executive Director of Achieve Hartford Our Education Matters! newsletter has been keeping you informed on the progress and challenges in the Hartford Public School District for the past seven years.  Providing a window into so many of Hartford’s reform efforts, we have largely been in the…

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From Harvard to Hartford: Welcoming Our New Team Member Daiana

For Achieve Hartford’s newest staff member Daiana Lambrecht, the long road to Connecticut’s capital started in her native Argentina and continued with educational and professional experiences across five U.S. states and a year in China. Whether it was teaching 5th graders as a Teach For America Corps Member in San Antonio, Texas, coaching teachers to…

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Being Accepted to College is Not Enough

Thousands of recent high school graduates across the U.S. are now enjoying their last summer before beginning college in the fall. While many will diligently complete the enrollment process by submitting deposits, selecting courses, and preparing for a move potentially far away from home, significant numbers of students from low-income communities who have been accepted…

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