Education Matters

Achieve Hartford!: Reborn as a Startup

After working for 10 years to close the achievement gap between Hartford Public Schools’ students and their peers in surrounding districts, Achieve Hartford! has reorganized and shifted its approach away from advocacy and driving accountability and towards solving problems. While retaining its goal to increase high school and college graduation rates, Achieve Hartford! has taken…

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The New Weaver High School Comes into View

The Weaver Steering Committee achieved its first goal – developing 30 plus recommendations for the new Weaver High School. It’s been a little over a year since a community driven partnership with the Hartford Public Schools to design the new Weaver High School began.  The co-led design process marshalled the collective talents of some sixty…

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How is Hartford Faring Under the Statewide Standards?

Connecticut Next Generation Accountability System Background Per the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE)1: “Connecticut’s Next Generation Accountability System is a broad set of 12 indicators that help tell the story of how well a school is preparing its students for success in college, careers and life. The system moves beyond test scores and graduation…

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