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Paul Diego Holzer Joins Comcast Newsmakers

By Nyesha McCauley | May 9, 2016

Achieve Hartford provides education advocacy rooted in the belief that strong schools leads to a strong future. Executive Director, Paul Holzer, joins Newsmakers to discuss how critical shared responsibly is when it comes to educating our children.  

Urban Students Provide Quality Talent Pipeline

By Nyesha McCauley | November 30, 2015

For the average small and large businesses located in Greater Hartford, the notion that their future workforce will come from graduates of urban high schools is often more of a hypothetical scenario than a reality. But what if a business had a partner agency that worked with urban youth … Read the whole story.

Achieve Hartford Featured in Hartford Business Journal

By Nyesha McCauley | April 27, 2015

Finding top talent is a challenge. Retaining top talent is the challenge that comes after that. It is one of the toughest facing the public and private sectors right now, extending from government to nonprofits, and equally applicable to any Fortune 500 company. Read article.

Education Matters

Issue 03 – The New Way for Achieve Hartford!

By Achieve Hartford | November 21, 2017

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…

Issue 02 – Partnerships We Love and Performance We Can’t Ignore

By Achieve Hartford | October 27, 2017

In This Edition Today, we take another look at the recently released SBAC scores for grades 3-8 and see how Hartford students are faring on what is a much more rigorous battery of tests than the CMT of years past.  The results are sobering, and urgency is high.  In addition, we take a look at…

Issue 01 – Introducing the New Education Matters!

By Achieve Hartford | October 6, 2017

Welcome to the New Education Matters 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 position of reacting to board of education and…

Press Releases

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

By Nyesha McCauley | September 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…

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

By Nyesha McCauley | September 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…

Achieve Hartford! Inaugural event – Inspire Hartford

By Nyesha McCauley | February 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…