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How Lincoln Financial Actuaries are Supporting Student Achievement in Hartford

By Achieve Hartford | Apr 9, 2018

What if there was a way to analyze what prevents students from persisting to high school graduation and to a successful college experience?  And what if educators could put interventions in place to give students timely, targeted support to increase the likelihood that they’ll complete college? A new collaborative effort between Hartford Public Schools (HPS),…

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Liz Dozier Shares Two Big Ideas at Inspire Hartford

By Achieve Hartford | Apr 9, 2018

Hartford business leaders, non-profit partners, educators and students were among the 200 attendees at Achieve Hartford’s annual “inspiration”- raiser, Inspire Hartford.  Presented by UnitedHealthcare – and showcasing the work of students from the Academy of Engineering and Green Technology, Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, and Milner School – the Inspire Hartford event offered a…

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Here’s How One All In! Action Team is Improving for Greater Impact:

By Achieve Hartford | Mar 9, 2018

A Summer Melt Update Last year, the Summer Melt Action Team (part of the All In! coalition) made their first attempt to increase the rate of Hartford Public Schools (HPS) students enrolling in college in the fall immediately following their graduation. After selecting and intervening with a cohort of 127 students from the class of…

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How Can Change Happen In Hartford?:

By Achieve Hartford | Mar 9, 2018

Can We Be the Change We Seek? “If students aren’t in school, they can’t learn.” The diagnosis was simple; the fix for many students in Hartford’s North End facing particularly difficult conditions and challenges…less so. That is, until a group of pubic-private leaders and organizations came together to offer a solution to this problem of…

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Nearlies

By Achieve Hartford | Jan 26, 2018

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?

By Nyesha McCauley | Jan 26, 2018

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?

By Achieve Hartford | Jan 26, 2018

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

By Achieve Hartford | Dec 22, 2017

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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What Happens When the Community Shares the Lead on School Design?

By Achieve Hartford | Dec 22, 2017

On the surface nothing in particular stands out for those arriving at a recent meeting in the atrium of Journalism & Media Academy. Walking into the building, one would have found a typical meeting space—rows of chairs and tables assembled in circles. The 20-people assembled on this cold December evening are taking part in a…

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