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'Everybody's Friend' Goes Back to School Commentary Editor Carolyn Lumsden speaks with John Motley, executive director for external affairs at the Hartford public schools. Before that, he was president of the St. Paul Travelers Connecticut Foundation. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 28, 2005
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_082805.asp

“At Times I Didn’t Know If I Could Make It” And Now I Am Headed To Harvard The Hartford Youth Scholars academic enrichment program and The Steppingstone Academy are academic enrichment and preparation programs designed to expose students to the academic rigor found at top independent schools. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: December 20, 2012
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_news_122012.asp

2004 Connecticut Kids Count Data Book: Family Economic Security: Investing in Families . . . Investing in Our Future The Connecticut Association for Human Services has released the 2004 Connecticut KIDS COUNT Data Book, Investing in Families...Investing in our Future, which highlights data and policy information related to family economics. "Connecticut's 2004 Data Book is hopeful - most kids in the state are doing well," says Jude Carroll, the Connecticut KIDS COUNT project director at CAHS, "but future economic success for the state will require responsible planning to take Connecticut to the next level." The Data Book focuses on a specific set of measures that relate to Family Economic Security issues: child poverty, family income, parental employment, homeownership, and more. The report features census and state agency data, recent trends in measures, and policy implications related to the findings. CAHS is the Connecticut grantee for the Annie E. Casey Foundation's national KIDS COUNT initiative. Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) ; Publication Date: May 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/wsd_05_2004.asp Related Link(s): Annie E. Casey Foundation: Kids Count ; Tale of Two Connecticut's: 2002-2003 Kids Count Data Book ; Moving From Risk to Opportunity: 2004 National Kids Count Report published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation

2005 Connecticut Kids Count Data Book: Helping Our Most Vulnerable Families Overcome Barriers to Work and Achieve Financial Success The 2005 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Helping Our Most Vulnerable Families Overcome Barriers to Work and Achieve Financial Success, highlights data and policy information related to family economics. The Data book features ten key measures of child well-being that it has used to track the well-being of children since 1990. The data is used to provide state profiles of child well-being and to rank the states. This edition also includes several background measures related to unemployed parents in each state. (Entire Print Friendly Document - 197 Pages, PDF Document) Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation ; Publication Date: July 27, 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/kidscount_2005.pdf Related Link(s): Kids Count Web Site

2006 Kids Count Data Book: Family, Friend and Neighbor Care: Strengthening a Critical Resource to Help Young Children Succeed The 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Family, Friend and Neighbor Care: Strengthening a Critical Resource to Help Young Children Succeed, highlights data and policy information related to child care provided by friends, family and neighbors. The Data book features ten key measures of child well-being that it has used to track the well-being of children since 1990. The data is used to provide state profiles of child well-being and to rank the states. This edition also includes several background measures related to child care in each state. (Entire Print Friendly Document - 188 Pages, PDF Document) Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation ; Publication Date: July 2006
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/kidscount_2006.pdf Related Link(s): Kids Count Web Site

2008 Public Sector Executive Of The Year: Louise Blalock: Chief Librarian Hartford Public Library The appeal and use of the Hartford Public Library has grown under the helm of retiring Chief Librarian Louise Blalock. This is the reason she has been named the 2008 Hartford Business Journal’s Public Sector Executive of the Year. Blalock’s 14-year tenure marks the end of an era of unmatched expansion and recognition of Hartford’s library system. In 2001, Blalock was named the National Librarian of the Year by the Library Journal, and in 2002 the library won the National Award for Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Service. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: November 20, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/hbj_112008.asp

2009 National KIDS COUNT Data Book The 2009 KIDS COUNT Data Book: Counting What Counts: Taking Results Seriously for Vulnerable Children and Families: The 20th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book profiles the well-being of America’s children on a state-by-state basis and ranks states on 10 key measures of child well-being. The Data Book essay calls for a “data revolution” that uses timely and reliable information to track the progress and improve the lives of vulnerable children. (PDF document, 148 pages) Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation ; Publication Date: July 28, 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/kidscount_2009.pdf

2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-being The data in this 21st edition of Kids Count present a rich but complex picture of American children. After showing improvement in the late 1990s, overall, child well-being has stagnated since 2000. (PDF document, 60 pages) Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation ; Publication Date: July 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/FamiliesandChildren/kidscount_2010.pdf

8.6 Million Coming to Coltsville Coltsville, the neighborhood around the historic Colt factory, is slated for more than $20 million in streetscape and infrastructure improvements. Congress passed a five-year transportation bill that includes $8.6 million for Coltsville. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 3, 2005
Document Link: /issues/documents/economicdevelopment/htfd_courant_080305.asp

A Bad Decision Made Even Worse Mike McGarry expresses the opinion that it’s now up to our state legislators to stop the madness on the corner of Farmington and Broad. City planners are trying to build Pathways to Technology Magnet School on that tiny spot. In addition, there is a proposed plan to change the roads around the space – despite tremendous public opposition. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: April 26 - May 3, 2006
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_news_042606.asp

A Bitter Development The Hartford Courant comments on the recent move by the city of Hartford to serve developer David Nyberg with more than a dozen cease-and-desist orders last month for a project involving a dozen apartment buildings in the city's Asylum Hill neighborhood. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 01, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/neighborhoods/htfd_courant_090108.asp

A Call to Action: Transforming High School for All Youth Six core principles are identified and strategies recommended that will foster high academic achievement, close the achievement gap, and promote civic and personal growth among all high-school-age youth in our high schools and communities. At the center of the framework is the Alliance' belief that the purpose of high school is to ensure that all high-schoolage students are ready for college, careers, and active civic participation. (PDF file, 16 pages) Published by National High School Alliance ; Publication Date: April 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/CalltoAction2005.pdf Related Link(s): Institute for Educational Leadership

A Call to Action: Transforming High School for All Youth Six core principles are identified and strategies recommended that will foster high academic achievement, close the achievement gap, and promote civic and personal growth among all high-school-age youth in our high schools and communities. At the center of the framework is the Alliance' belief that the purpose of high school is to ensure that all high-schoolage students are ready for college, careers, and active civic participation. (PDF file, 16 pages) Published by National High School Alliance ; Publication Date: April 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/CalltoAction2005.pdf Related Link(s): Institute for Educational Leadership

A Camp For Arts, Crafts And Self-Worth The campers at Hartford Friendship Kids' Camp are ready to tell you about themselves. It's part of the camp's focus to help the children discover themselves and the gifts they have to offer. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 4, 2006
Document Link: /issues/documents/FamiliesandChildren/htfd_courant_080406.asp

A Changed School The new principal at Betances School, Josephine Smith, has brought the school back to life, partly by introducing time management, partly by being very available and involved. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 22, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_112207.asp

A Clash Over Pay Between the Union and the Schoolbus Companies School bus monitors and drivers are making a living wage because of her union, CSEA SEIU Local 2001 and because of Hartford’s living-wage ordinance, strengthened by the city council in March 2010 to bring more companies under its umbrella. Yet before the school year started this year, two subcontractors moved 130 nonunion bus drivers out of the Hartford bus yard to a facility in East Hartford not covered by the city’s living-wage law. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: September 08, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/employment/htfd_advocate_090810.asp

A Class Move Two years ago, Aldene Burton was living under a bridge, sipping vodka from the bottle and eating beans from a can in zero-degree weather. But next month, Burton will be sitting in a lecture hall at Goodwin College, where he will take a course in public speaking. Goodwin College in East Hartford, known as a haven for nontraditional students, is offering free classes this September to people who are homeless or formerly homeless. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 18, 2013
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_081813.asp

A Class Struggle To comply with a landmark court case on educating children with learning disabilities or emotional problems, the Hartford public school system in September transferred 1,300 special education students from segregated programs to neighborhood schools. The massive movement convulsed the entire school system - which was, to some degree, expected. But six months later, teachers, parents and experts say, the system is still in crisis: Special education students are not getting the services they need, regular classrooms are being disrupted and teachers are exasperated. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 5, 2006
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_020506.asp

A College President Takes A Gamble When thousands of students converged on the campus at Eastern Connecticut State University for the beginning of another year, college President Elsa Nunez welcomed nine very special new students to campus. Among the incoming freshmen are these young men and women from Hartford who wouldn't be going to college if Nunez didn't insist, didn't remember that somebody has to start taking chances to change life for children in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 29, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_082908.asp

A Covenant to Succeed This Courant editorial expresses the opinion supporting a new private middle school for boys in Hartford. The name and location have changed, but the rigorous private middle school will still open next fall in the city. This is good news; the more positive options for city youngsters, the better. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 09, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_040908.asp

A Crisis Of Poverty Connecticut's Child Poverty and Prevention Council met with a panel of national experts recently to study recommendations to reduce persistent poverty in the state. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 08, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/familiesandchildren/htfd_courant_120807.asp

A Decade of Half Measures A decade after the court's decision that Hartford's schools would be integrated voluntarily, the 24,000-student school district remains 95 percent black and Latino, and most of the students are poor. While some city students now have better opportunities to be educated, most continue to languish in substandard public schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 23, 2006
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_072306.asp

A Disarray Of Uniforms In and around Hartford, thousands of parents of Hartford schoolchildren are hitting the stores looking for clothing that will satisfy the new policy in Hartford that requires students to wear school uniforms. The policy adopted by the school board is fairly straightforward, but there are minor variations from one school to another that have made for an interesting back-to-school shopping season in the city. Most of the confusion, officials say, is based on the optional color that each school is allowed to add to the standard uniform. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 24, 2006
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_082406.asp

A Dream For Weaver Superintendent Steven Adamowski has named a new Weaver renovation steering committee. The group of school employees, parents, students and community members will begin meeting in June to develop plans for renovating the struggling school in the city's Blue Hills neighborhood by 2016. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 31, 2011
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_053111.asp

A Few Students Get The SAT Just Right A new writing test on the SAT college entrance exam made the exam longer and, some believe, more difficult, but that didn't stop Connecticut high school graduates from posting strong writing scores in results released recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 30, 2006
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_083006.asp

A First Step: One School For Pre-K To 12th Grade In a bold start to a sweeping reorganization of Hartford schools, the board of education recently launched a plan to demolish one of the middle schools and replace it with one for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 20, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_062007_a.asp

A Frosh Approach Hartford's aggressive effort to turn around its alarming high school dropout rate began recently. Hard work was a common theme on opening day at Hartford Public's new ninth-grade academy, where freshmen this year will be the sole occupants of the school's third floor, kept separate from upperclassmen. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 30, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_083007.asp

A Game, A Reunion The annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Weaver and Hartford Public high schools, fans say, is about more than just football. It is equal parts reunion, celebration and community gathering. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 23, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_112307.asp

A Gap In Learning That Won't Go Away The persistent achievement gap between black and white students in reading and math in Connecticut remains greater than the national average and is among the widest in the nation, according to a federal report released recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 15, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/region/htfd_courant_071509.asp

A Gift For City Students If all goes as planned, the old M. Swift & Sons building in Hartford will be reborn as a school where volunteer teachers mold children into scholars. The emerging story of Nativity Preparatory School is a sign that good ideas can lead to something. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 25, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_122507.asp

A Gift For Giving Hartford public school students won't miss out on the magic of the Connecticut Science Center when it opens in late 2008, thanks to the Robert and Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation of Avon. The foundation has graciously donated $100,000 to the center. The contribution will cover the admission fee, for at least two years, for virtually every Hartford child who visits the center with his or her class. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 25, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/artsandculture/htfd_courant_052507.asp

A Good First Step In its first ruling since Superintendent Steven J. Adamowski announced his massive overhaul of Hartford schools, the city board of education has left little doubt that its main priority from now on is closing the achievement gap. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 26, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_062607.asp

A Great Start on a Lifetime of Learning CRT Early Care and Education programs have been a constant presence for new generations of Hartford residents since their inception more than 40 years ago. Developed by a team from Yale University, CRT’s Head Start programs go beyond the traditional preschool classroom to encompass family services, nutrition, health screenings, special needs services, literacy initiatives and case management for all of its families. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: February 18, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_news_021810_2.asp

A Groundwork For Learning This editorial from the Courant expresses the opinion that community schools are designed to meet the challenges in poor urban neighborhoods, and Hartford needs more of them. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 21, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_022109_1.asp

A Guide to Hartford's Public Schools and Parent Resources - 2000-2001 A guide designed to help parents, caregivers and family members become more involved in their child's education and to become more involved as a citizen in the decisions that affect Hartford schools. (PDF file - 48 pages) Published by Connecticut Policy and Economic Council (CPEC) ; Publication Date: 2001
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Education/wsd_2001.asp Related Link(s): Directorio de Escuelas Públicas de Hartford y Recursos para las Familias (en Español) 2000-2001

A Lesson for Hartford, Via NOLA Helen Ubiñas writes that she was surpised on a recent trip to New Orleans when she saw a familiar face on the front page of the local newspaper. Accompanying a story about NOLA's changing educational landscape post Katrina was a photo of former Hartford Public School Superintendent, Anthony Amato. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 09, 2011
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_030911_1.asp

A Long Way From Fixing Our Schools Helen Ubiñas voices the opinion that the lawsuit between the State of Connecticut and the U.S. government over the No Child Left Behind Act that is currently in federal court in New Haven won't get us any closer to fixing the problems with Hartford schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 2, 2006
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_020206.asp

A Losing Battle, So Far An agreement hailed four years ago as a way to end the overwhelming racial isolation in Hartford's public schools has failed, a new independent review of the landmark Sheff v. O'Neill school desegregation case says. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 13, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_061307_a.asp

A Magnet for Success Hartford's new Sport and Medical Sciences Academy building on Huyshope Avenue entered its 12th year as it moved into its dazzling $79.1 million new home in the fall of 2008, sends a clear message to its seventh graders:'You're going to college and if you're not you need to look for another school.' Sport and Medical had a 100 percent graduation rate, and a 100 percent acceptance rate into two- and four-year colleges in 2007. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: September 25, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_advocate_092508.asp

A Magnificent Magnet The second in a series of editorials by the Hartford Courant concerning integration of the public school systems of Greater Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 13, 2001
Document Link: /issues/documents/educationfunding/htfd_courant_081301.asp

A Meeting Called For Answers Finds Few State Rep. Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey called the meeting to get some answers — and maybe, she said, work on the "antagonism" that has simmered between the board of education and many of the city's politicians. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 03, 2011
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_030311_2.asp

A Mentor With Vision Recently, a memorial and fundraiser was held dedicated to John Hunt, the former Travelers Group executive and student mentor, who died in March. Friends, family, students and admirers gathered at St. James Episcopal Church to continue fixing problems he had tackled at Sanchez School in Hartford. The main focus of the event - titled "Keeping the Vision Alive!" - was sustaining a program Hunt launched about seven years ago that has provided eye exams and glasses for about 500 students at Sanchez. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 11, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_061107.asp

A Mother Breaks The Cycle Of Teen Pregnancy Rick Green writes about a great story of a woman who broke the depressing cycle of teenage mothers which also cracks an ugly Hartford stereotype. Today, there's hope to be found in the latest initiative, "Breaking the Cycle" teen pregnancy program, which will link together a variety of community organizations and city hall to fight teen pregnancy. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 21, 2011
Document Link: /issues/documents/familiesandchildren/htfd_courant_062111.asp

A National Search For Superintendent Now? In this editorial, the Hartford Courant expresses the opinion that Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and the city's school board ought to salvage as much as they can from a derailed appointment process and name Christina Kishimoto, who was a search committee's choice, as the school district's next superintendent — if she'll still take the job. Forget a national search at this late date. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 24, 2011
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_022411_2.asp

A New City Resident: Superintendent Kishimoto Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, who had lived on a farm in Andover with her husband and daughter, has sold that home and has moved to the city's West End. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 17, 2011
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/cityline_081711.asp

A New School Subject: Fun Fewer kids are spending time at play or get the chance to let loose at school - but a group from UConn hopes to change that. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 10, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_061007_a.asp

A Night Of Well-Deserved Pride Hartford's Bulkeley High School Class of 2007 was nothing if not proud at their recent graduation in Central Connecticut State University's Welte Auditorium. That pride was deserved, Principal Miriam Morales-Taylor said in her welcome address Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 21, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_062107_a.asp

A Nursing Education at Capital Community College Recently, a group of business people from West Hartford toured the eighth floor Nursing Laboratories at Capital Community College on Main Street in Hartford. They admitted to being shocked by the state-of-the-art simulation equipment they saw and the history they learned about the program’s thirty-five years of excellence. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: May 02, 2013
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_news_050213_1.asp

A Painter At 100 Just a few months shy of turning 100, Alan Tompkins, a painter and intellectual, is the proud owner of a forever young, razor-sharp mind that issues well-honed thoughts about everything from art theory to art show openings. To celebrate his centenary, Tompkins, who was director of the Hartford Art School at the time of the historic merger that produced the University of Hartford, presents an exhibition of his paintings at the Art School's Silpe Gallery. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 29, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/artsandculture/htfd_courant_072907.asp

A Part to Play: Hartford Conservatory Should Have A Place In City's Cultural Future In this op-ed, the author discusses the history of the Hartford Conservatory, and its future. She suggests that to root for the city of Hartford is to root for the arts; the post-industrial city will be an arts center if it will be anything. There ought to be a role for the conservatory in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 25, 2006
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_062506.asp

A Passion for Hartford Schools John H. Motley, who long played the role of the Hartford School District's patron saint as president of the St. Paul Travelers Connecticut Foundation, is expected to take a job for the school district. Motley will take on a broad array of assignments that include lobbying the state legislature and serving as one of the school district's liaisons to the business community and the city council. He may also work to douse political eruptions around the district and free Superintendent of Schools Robert Henry to concentrate on school improvement. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 31, 2005
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_033105.asp

A Pat On The Back Can Go A Long Way More than 300 kids at John C. Clark Elementary School in Hartford have been participating in an ambitious reading project: The goal was to read 10,000 books by May 1, 2009. Let the record show that in 10-plus weeks, 9,807 books were read. The goal wasn't attained. But the momentum and new enthusiasm for reading are immeasurable. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 02, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/literacy/htfd_courant_050209.asp

A Pathetic, Uncaring Decision Stan Simpson comments on the Hartford Public Library's decision to shutter both the Mark Twain and Blue Hills branches to close a budget gap of about $870,000. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 02, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/neighborhoods/htfd_courant_070208.asp

A Personal Approach to Teaching Each year in Hartford, only about half of the freshman class gets promoted to be sophomores. While some students transfer to other schools or districts, most of the rest of the other half stays back or drops out of high school. The Hartford School District is turning to the idea of small learning communities within the schools to reduce truancy, failure and the frustration that contributes to students dropping out of school. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 14, 2005
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_031405.asp Related Link(s): One Third of a Nation: Rising Dropout Rates and Declining Opportunities

A Pied Piper Of Children's Stories Librarian Spencer Shaw, the first African-American librarian at the Hartford Public Library and in the US, became a pioneer in storytelling and collecting folk tales. He died recently at the age of 93. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 18, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/history/htfd_courant_071810.asp

A Pied Piper Of Jazz Is Remembered A recent ceremony was held at the Artists Collective, the nationally recognized arts center in Hartford's North End to honor and recognize Jackie McLean's vision and passion for teaching music to Hartford children. On the day he would have turned 75, musicians, community leaders, family and former students celebrated McLean's life through music and prayer. Speakers remembered him not just for his musical genius, but for the profound impact he had on thousands of youngsters who came through the Collective's front doors. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 18, 2006
Document Link: /issues/documents/artsandculture/htfd_courant_051806.asp

A Plan To Can The Soda A compromise by Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell and the Senate's top Democrat could yield some of the nation's strongest restrictions on junk food in public schools - one of last year's most contentious legislative issues. Legislative leaders and the Rell administration announced an effort recently to ban soda and encourage healthier snacks and meals in schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 2, 2006
Document Link: /issues/documents/Health/htfd_courant_020206.asp

A Plan to Reduce School Suspensions In response to intense community pressure, Hartford Superintendent of Schools Robert Henry announced a five-point plan to reduce suspensions and expulsions next year. The strategy includes in-school suspension rooms in many schools, training for teachers in classroom management and dealing with anti-social behavior and training for parents on ways to support teachers' discipline methods at home. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 3, 2005
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_080305.asp

A Private University, A Public Purpose We recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the day Gov. Abraham Ribicoff signed a special act creating the University of Hartford. From its very beginning, the university has had a clearly defined mission: to be a private university with a public purpose. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 11, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_021107_a.asp

A Punishing School Debate Some of Connecticut's most troubled public schools suspended misbehaving students so often last year that more than one-third of their students were thrown out at least once, state figures show. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 2, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_050207.asp

A Road To Recovery: Let's Fast-Track Trams In this opinion piece, the author suggests that Connecticut should build trolley lines when it spends expected federal stimulus money. Modern trams would spur jobs in town centers and get cars off the roads. If we have the chance to bring back streetcars across the state, we should do so. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 14, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/transportation/htfd_courant_121408_1.asp

A Rock-Solid Education The Greater Hartford Arts Council's Neighborhood Studios program selects area young people to participate in a paid-apprenticeship program and exposes them to jobs in the arts. This year, 120 are participating in the six-week program. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 22, 2005
Document Link: /issues/documents/Artsandculture/htfd_courant_072205.asp Related Link(s): Greater Hartford Arts Council Neighborhood Studios

A Ruling On Race A U.S. Supreme Court decision forbidding schools from enrolling children strictly on the basis of race threatens many voluntary desegregation plans throughout the nation, but experts believe that it will have little effect on school desegregation efforts in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 29, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_062907.asp

A Shepherd For Memories Ethel Bacon, semi-retired archivist at the University of Hartford, has seen the private university grow from the merger 50 years ago of the Hartt College of Music with Hillyer College and the Hartford Art School. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 21, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/Education/htfd_courant_022107_a.asp

A Shift Of Minorities In Schools In the early 1980s, as the state engaged in a school desegregation debate that would lead to the landmark 1989 Sheff v. O'Neill lawsuit, Bernice O'Neal's daughter was one of the few black children enrolled in Manchester's Verplanck Elementary School, where the minority student population was less than 20 percent. Today, O'Neal's granddaughter is among more than 220 minority students who make up about 70 percent of the pre-K through sixth-graders at Verplanck. While not much has changed in Hartford in the 18 years since Sheff was filed, dozens of schools in the region look much different than they did then. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 26, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_122607.asp

A Shifting School Strategy In Hartford Public Schools, power and money are being pushed out to individual schools rather than being kept in the central administration, but there have already been some unintended consequences. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: May 08, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_advocate_050808.asp

A Signature Site Elizabeth Brad Noel writes about the construction of the new Pathways to Technology Magnet School. She is convinced that the historic Hartford High location is a signature site because it provides easy access to employment opportunities. And it provides an attractive city location for suburban students, which will help meet the Sheff-O'Neill diversity mandate. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 4, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/Neighborhoods/htfd_courant_020407.asp

A Smaller Generation A new study shows that the number of students in Connecticut's schools will drop 17 percent in the next dozen years. The study by the Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut shows enrollments falling gradually. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 27, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_062708.asp

A Smarter Alternative To New Magnet Schools Children in Hartford deserve a good education. And taxpayers deserve to have their money used wisely. Clearly we can do both, but not by building new magnet schools when we have empty capacity in existing public schools. It's time for the state to use more common sense and fewer common cents. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 07, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_020710.asp

A Special Place to Write UCONN students, who are enrolled in a tutoring practicum at the university are training Hartford Public students to be writing tutors for their peers. They meet at the Writing Room at Hartford Public High. Results from the 2003-04 Connecticut Academic Performance Test show that only 17.3 percent of Hartford Public's sophomores met the state goal on the writing portion of the test, whereas 25.6 percent of sophomores at schools within similar cities and 53.7 percent statewide met the writing goal that school year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 26, 2005
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A Story Of Faith, Resilience Stan Simpson expresses the opinion that the best social workers are the ones that can connect with their clients because they lived through the drama — and overcame it. He relates the story of Shanda McClendon who has overcome poverty and teen pregnancy to become a clinical social worker who is earning a doctorate. It is a story of faith, resilience and strong support. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 11, 2008
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A Superior Education for Connecticut's 21st Century Learners: Five-year Comprehensive Plan for Education 2006-2011 This 2006-2011 comprehensive plan for education in Connecticut emphasizes three priority areas: high-quality preschool education for all students, high academic achievement of all students in reading, writing, mathematics and science, and high school reform. (PDF document, 24 pages) Published by Connecticut State Board of Education ; Publication Date: January 3, 2009
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A Tragedy, And Now A Triumph The names of Mary O'Neil, Mackenzie Murphy and Lisa Pinatti sound like those of the young immigrant women who could have worked at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory at the time of its tragic fire in 1911. But they are seventh-graders who made it to the Connecticut History Day competition in Hartford recently with their documentary about the horrific fire that changed New York City's fire code and the insensitivity toward female garment workers for all time. Mary, Mackenzie and Lisa took first place in the group documentary category for middle schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 29, 2007
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A Twist — Not Really — in Trinity Assault Case It has been confirmed by a high ranking employee of the college that all suspects in the assault on Chris Kenny are students from Trinity. It is expected that the Hartford Police Department will be making arrests after students return from Spring Break. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: March 22, 2012
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A Winning City School Plan In this editorial, the Courant expresses the opinion that, as with previous overhauls of the Hartford public schools, the success of Superintendent Steven J. Adamowski's ambitious plan to convert to a high-performance "all-choice" system will depend on how it is implemented. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 29, 2007
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A World of Choices... Six years ago, Hartford schools began implementation of a reform strategy to improve low performing schools, increase graduation rates, improve state test scores, and most importantly create students who are ready for college and career. Hartford introduced new school models transforming traditionally large public schools into smaller academies, each with its own theme. With the creation of an entire portfolio of schools, students were no longer limited to attending the school within their neighborhood, and given instead the Choice application and lottery system. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: January 10, 2013
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A Wreath for Emmett Till: One Book One Hartford The images of Emmett Till’s unrecognizable, horribly brutalized body have not been locked out of public view since his murder in 1955. One Book One Hartford is reading and discussion of “A Wreath for Emmet Till” by Marilyn Nelson. At the Hartford Public Library memorabilia and documents, photographs, and ephemera like political buttons and magazines, are on display documenting the life and death of Emmett Till, and the larger context the Civil Rights Movement’s story. There are, however, pieces missing from an otherwise extensive exhibit displayed as part of One Book One Hartford. Originally, a photo of the deceased Till was installed on the third floor of the downtown library’s exhibit, but was later removed after the Hartford History Center’s curator found it and other images inappropriate because there was no explanation provided for them. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: October 18, 2012
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Abolish Old Ways In Schools Rick Green expresses the opinion that Steven Adamowski's gift to Hartford could be the end of high school as we know it. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 25, 2007
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Academy Students Will Study Journalism In CT Public Broadcasting Partnership With School The parent company of Connecticut Public Television and WNPR recently signed a formal agreement with the Hartford school system that establishes an educational center at the network's Asylum Hill headquarters — a "hands-on" immersion lab that will serve as a capstone of the city's Journalism and Media Academy. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 20, 2011
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Achieve Hartford! As we stand at the beginning of a new decade, the state of public education in Hartford is greatly improved from where it stood ten years earlier, but a long way from where it needs to be ten years from now. The achievement gap remains large and the graduation rate stands at 42 percent. But, for the first time in many years, meaningful reform efforts seem to be working. Sustained reform is best created when the community as a whole is the owner. That need was the catalyst behind the creation of Achieve Hartford!, an independent, nonprofit organization of business and community leaders, started in 2008. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: February 18, 2010
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Achieve Hartford! Achieve Hartford! is an independent, nonprofit organization of business and community leaders that focuses on student achievement and supporting effective and sustained school reform in the Hartford Public Schools. Published by Achieve Hartford!
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Achieve Hartford! Appoints New Executive Director Achieve Hartford! has named Paul Diego Holzer as its executive director, the second leader in the school reform advocacy group's young history. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 03, 2012
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Achieve Hartford! Hires Advisers: Parents To Help Explain School Choice Applications And Registering To Other Parents The Hartford Public Schools system recently launched a $183,500 media campaign to promote its school choice program. The advertisements all remind parents of a Jan. 31 deadline to apply. But getting parents to understand their options -- and mobilizing them to fill out the city's choice application -- has been a massive undertaking for Achieve Hartford!, a reform advocacy group that has partnered with the city and school system to help parents navigate the complex market of school choice. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 30, 2011
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Achieve Hartford! Hires Parent Advisers To Help With Choice The Hartford Public School system recently launched a $183,500 media campaign to promote its school choice program in TV, radio and print. The advertisements all remind parents of a Jan. 31 deadline to apply. But getting parents to understand their options — and mobilizing them to fill out the city's choice application — has been a massive undertaking for Achieve Hartford!, a reform advocacy group that has partnered with the city and school system to help parents navigate the complex market of school choice. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 20, 2011
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Achieve Hartford! Report on Hartford Public Schools Strategic School Profile The recent annual release of School and District Profiles by the State Department of Education provides an opportunity for comparing the Hartford Public Schools with its district peer group and with other districts statewide. This summary provides highlights and observations based on the profile, as well as additional information gathered from other sources. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Achieve Hartford! ; Publication Date: January 28, 2010
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Achievement First Pledges To Do Better With Disabled Students A new federal civil rights agreement aims to get better and more appropriate services for children with disabilities who have been continually suspended or excluded from class at Achievement First Hartford Academy Middle School for disciplinary reasons. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 11, 2013
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Achievement First-Hartford Struggles To Make Up For Missing State Funding The much-anticipated Achievement First-Hartford charter school is slated to open in August, but a lack of state money has left Hartford school officials scrambling to secure the funds to run it. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 06, 2008
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Achievement Gap Commission Hints At Upcoming Recommendations The governor's commission investigating ways to close Connecticut's education achievement gap, the nation's biggest, hinted recently at some of the recommendations it might make in its final report due in the fall of 2010. Although no specifics were given, the commission suggested that it is considering ideas ranging from how to recruit the best teachers to changing the way the state pays for public schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 31, 2010
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Achievement Gap Defies A One-Size-Fits-All Fix To the surprise of no one, an advocacy group has determined that Connecticut’s educational ‘achievement gap’ between white students and minorities continues right through high school graduation. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: December 06, 2010
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Achievement, Not Seniority In this editorial, the Hartford Courant expresses the opinion that improving Hartford Public School required making teachers accountable for student learning. A simple way is for Connecticut's General Assembly to pass a law that allows school boards to use performance, instead of seniority, in making layoff decisions. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 01, 2011
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ACLU, Sheff Attorneys Upset With Choose Hartford Campaign The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on the city to tone down the school system's "Choose Hartford" media campaign, which the group believes undermines the Sheff v. O'Neill court agreement by urging parents to enroll in city schools rather than "gamble" with other options. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 03, 2011
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Activist And Son: We Stood There For All The Kids Milo Sheff says his experience in the Hartford school system often depended on how each teacher viewed the lawsuit that bore his name in 1989. Signing on as the main plaintiff in the suit, then-10-year-old Sheff lent his name to the fight for equal education in Connecticut. But while thousands of students have benefited from the changes prompted by the lawsuit, Sheff said his own education suffered. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 27, 2009
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Adamowski Backs Up Call for Drastic Change Hartford School Superintendent Steven Adamowski met with members of Hartford’s Working Families Party (WFP) recently and said his plan for revamping the city’s school system is an absolute necessity. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: January 23, 2008
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Adamowski Leaving, But When? The city of Hartford is supposed to have a new schools superintendent by the end of the week. But as, Christina Kishimoto still doesn't have a contract and Mayor Pedro Segarra has gotten involved. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: June 28, 2011
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Adamowski Presentation Board of Education Workshop, March 17, 2009 A presentation concerning the 2009-2010 Hartford Public School budget given by Superintendent Steven Adamowski on March 17, 2009 (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools ; Publication Date: March 17, 2009
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ADL: Anti-Semitic Cases Rise In State The number of anti-Semitic incidents reported last year increased in Connecticut, but declined nationwide, according to figures to be released today by the Anti-Defamation League. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 14, 2007
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Adult Education Dilemma – 40,000 Adults in Hartford Do Not Have Their High School Diploma At a recent Board of Education workshop, Superintendent Christina Kishimoto discussed plans to move the Adult Education Center from Washington Street to 960 Main Street, home to both Capital Community College and the Hartford Public School District office. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: December 13, 2013
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Advanced, Says Who? About 130,000 teachers nationally were asked to submit a detailed course syllabus and other documentation to the College Board, which is conducting an audit of AP courses. The audit was prompted by concerns that some high schools might be labeling classes as advanced placement without following prescribed content or even intending to offer AP exams. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 7, 2007
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Advisory Council Reaches Compromise On Teachers' Evaluations With two members in disagreement, a state advisory council reached a complicated compromise recently on the hotly-disputed role of considering students' test scores in teacher evaluations. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 31, 2012
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Advisory Council Sends Teacher Evaluation Guidelines To State Education Board Despite some members' reservations, a state advisory council agreed recently on guidelines for the evaluation of teachers and principals and planned to forward those guidelines to the state Board of Education. The guidelines, which the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council has been developing for the past few months, provide details on the new evaluation system but also leave much to the discretion of local school districts. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 21, 2012
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After Citywide Test, Poor SAT Scores For Hartford Students For the first time, the city's school system mandated that all high school juniors take the SAT this spring to help prepare them for the possibility of college. The results for 868 students offered a glimpse into Hartford's struggles. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 03, 2012
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After Federal Probe, Hartford Schools Agree To Improve Services For English Language Learners Facing a federal civil rights complaint, the Hartford school system has agreed to overhaul services for students whose native language is not English. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 22, 2013
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After Parent Complaint, Hartford Revises School Uniform Policy The Hartford Board of Education recently revised its student attire policy to make school uniforms more affordable for families, and revoked a clause that had allowed schools to keep students out of the classroom for a uniform violation. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 16, 2013
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After Robotics Wins, Hartford's 'Birds of Prey' Headed To St. Louis In the "Rebound Rumble," the Birds of Prey swooped in and won another robotics competition, the team's second in a month. Now the Hartford students need to prepare for an 18-hour bus ride to St. Louis. The top finishers, who qualify for the FIRST Robotics National Championship in St. Louis that begins April 25, consisted of the three-team alliance of Southington's Cyber Knights, Hartford's Birds of Prey and the Rocketeers of Clifton Park, N.Y. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 02, 2012
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After Tough Times, A Gift Latisha Wilson, of Hartford, is one of 38 students from throughout the country selected by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to receive a scholarship worth up to $30,000 a year to complete her bachelor's degree at any college or university of her choice. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 29, 2006
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Again, Good Test Scores Connecticut's fourth-graders remain among the nation's best readers, but children in several other states are catching up. In one state - Massachusetts - they are clearly out in front, test results released recently show. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 26, 2007
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Against The Odds, Hartford Pop Warner Football Team Headed To National Championships The Hartford Hurricanes posed for team photos in the bitter cold recently, all smiles and runny noses and anticipation of warmer days. After a perfect 13-0 record this season, and against the odds, the 25 pee wee football players then boarded a bus for their trip to the Pop Warner National Championships in Orlando, Fla. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 30, 2012
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Agenda: For Public Schools In this editorial, the Hartford Courant expresses the opinion that Connecticut state does well in schooling better-off suburban children. But it fails low-income children, who are mostly concentrated in city schools. The state should offer districts incentives to negotiate union contracts that tie teacher job evaluations to student progress on test scores. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 27, 2010
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Agreement Could Keep Chabad House Open A dispute may be nearing a close in the fight over whether an orthodox Jewish center for University of Hartford Students can stay open. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: March 15, 2011
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Al-Ghani No Longer At Diggs Construction Diggs Construction has always had a contract requirement to oversee the various minority contractors working on the city's schools. The last person to do that work was an outside consultant -- D. Anwar Al-Ghani, one of the six people on a panel that unanimously picked Diggs in 2001 to oversee Hartford's massive school construction project. But his contract expired in April 2009. And now, Diggs says it doesn't need an outside contractor to do the work anymore. It can handle the work itself. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 26, 2009
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Albert Alissi, Professor, Humanitarian, Dies Advocates for Hartford's destitute, together with colleagues at the University of Connecticut, mourned the loss on August 21, 2007 of Albert Alissi, a longtime UConn professor of social work who for many years served on the board of trustees of the Open Hearth agency for homeless men. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 22, 2007
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All-Around Winner The double shot of a gymnastics championship and a gymnastics trade show in downtown Hartford is expected to draw total attendance of 40,000, about the same as this spring's collegiate basketball tournament. The economic benefit of the events is forecasted to be as much as $7 million, more than triple the $2.1 million generated by the old Big East women's basketball tournament. Although both have strong fan bases, the gymnastics events draw from a broader geographic area, doubling the number of hotel bookings. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 12, 2013
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Allegro’s: The Tradition Continues Allegro’s Restaurant, a popular Franklin Avenue eatery, has moved on after the death of its founder. Giuseppe Misseri opened Allegro’s almost 35 years ago, and worked behind the counter for over 20 years and continued to work almost every day until his passing on February 21, 2009. John Speziale, his son-in-law, vows that the family will continue the tradition of service to the community – ready with hot coffee and a good breakfast or lunch no matter what the weather. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: February 26, 2009
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Alliance For Excellence in Education: Understanding High School Graduation Rates This web site explains the intricacies of calculating graduation rates, state-by-state, and evaluates the accuracy of the method used in Connecticut. Published by Alliance for Excellence in Education ; Publication Date: June 25, 2007
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Allyn Street Property Proposed For UConn Relocation A two-acre parking lot on the north side of Allyn Street — the proposed location for a 42-story office tower in the 1980s — is another of the 13 proposed sites for relocating UConn’s Greater Hartford campus to downtown Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 06, 2013
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American Community Survey 2003 Data Profiles 2003 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, economic, and housing topics for over 800 geographical areas in both tabular and narrative format. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: August 26, 2004
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American Community Survey 2004 Data Profiles 2004 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, economic, and housing topics for over 800 geographical areas in both tabular and narrative format. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: August 30, 2005
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Education/wsd_083005.asp HartfordInfo Data: Direct links to relevant tables from HartfordInfo.org

American Community Survey 2005 Data Profiles 2005 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, economic, and housing topics for the city of Hartford. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: August 2006
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American Community Survey 2005-2009 Data Profiles 2005-2009 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, economic and housing topics for the city of Hartford. The profiles are provided by U.S. Census Bureau. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: December 15, 2010
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American Community Survey 2006 Data Profiles 2006 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, economic, and housing topics for the city of Hartford. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: August 29, 2007
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American Community Survey 2007 Data Profiles 2007 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, economic, and housing topics for the city of Hartford. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: September 23, 2008
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American Community Survey 2008 Data Profiles 2008 Data Profiles provide data on demographic, social, and housing topics for the city of Hartford. Published by U.S. Census Bureau ; Publication Date: September 22, 2009
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Americans' Reading, Reading Comprehension Declines A survey released recently by the National Endowment for the Arts on the reading habits of Americans of all ages confirms and expands conclusions reported by the NEA three years ago about adults: We are reading less, and we are reading less well — and the consequences are troubling. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 19, 2007
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An Act Concerning Educational Competitiveness (SB 24) This is the text of Governor Malloy's bill concerning education reform. (PDF document, 163 pages) Published by Connecticut General Assembly ; Publication Date: February 2012
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An Activist Librarian In this editorial, the Courant expresses the opinion that some in city government think the librarian's role is simply to hand out books. Chief Librarian Louise Blalock took a broader view. She made the library a cultural and intellectual center of the community. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 07, 2008
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An All-Choice System of Schools A presentation by Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Steven Adamowski to the Board of Education on May 23, 2007 of a proposal for a multi-year plan to establish an all-choice system for the Hartford Public Schools. Parents of all students would eventually have a choice in the schools their children attend. The goal is to improve the quality of the schools by creating a portfolio of high-performing schools of choice. (PDF Document, 13 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools ; Publication Date: May 23, 2007
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An Awkward Battle Over Right To Pre-School Pre-school for children from low-income families is widely acknowledged to be a vital component if the state has any hope of closing the academic achievement gap between poor and upper-income children. But lawsuits have a way of making strange adversaries. Recently, a group of early childhood education advocates — who have praised Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as a champion of early childhood education —hand-delivered letters to Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen urging the state to withdraw its motion in a school-funding lawsuit. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 07, 2011
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An Education in Social Justice The new Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, which includes 230 children in grades 6-12 from Hartford and suburban towns, focuses on a theme of social justice and features a longer school day - 8:30 a.m. until 3:21 p.m., plus mandatory activities. The school's principal says the school's goal is to teach the children the habits of effective learning. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 30, 2005
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An Educator's Balancing Act Steve Perry is one busy guy. He flies around the country speaking at universities and corporate gatherings as many as 20 times a year. He's just finished his fifth book. He appears so frequently on CNN that the cable news network installed a minicam and studio lighting in his office so he can more easily make guest appearances. That office is in the Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, where Perry is the principal. Some might feel that the travel, the multitasking and the time spent away from his wife and two young children would be too much. But not for Perry, who regularly puts in a full day as principal. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 29, 2011
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An Example Of Drive There was a time when Jay Blake could see and smell and taste, but those days are 10 years gone. Today, he is blind. But blindness hasn't kept him down. Blake now manages a drag-racing team sponsored by Permatex Inc., a Hartford-based producer of adhesives, sealants and lubricants for the automotive industry. He and his car came to the Alfred E. Burr School on Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 9, 2007
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An Extra Week Of College Prep About half of the Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School's 40 seniors gave up a week of vacation. One of their teachers, John Hill, cut short his own vacation. All for college applications. Every day for a week in August, the students were in the school's library working on college essays, reviewing for the SATs, listening to presentations from college admissions officers and planning group trips to college campuses. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 27, 2006
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An Interview With Christina Kishimoto, Hartford's Next Schools Chief The Hartford Board of Education recently selected Christina Kishimoto to be its next superintendent of schools. She's taking over for Steven Adamowski, who's stepping down after five years. Kishimoto has been a leader in the district's effort to reform its schools and improve it's test scores. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: March 24, 2011
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An Issue Looms For Lawmakers: How To Make Education Substantially Equal In All School Districts How will the state pay for a "suitable and substantially equal" education for all children attending public schools? That's the big question lawmakers will ultimately face, with the requirements dependent on the outcome of a lawsuit that could force the state to spend as much as $2 billion more a year to shore up low-performing school systems — nearly double what it now spends on education. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 13, 2010
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An Unforgettable Night with Julie Julie Powell, author of Julie & Julia, was recently the special guest at One Unforgettable Big Summer Night, Hartford Public Library’s annual fundraiser. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: May 17, 2010
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An Upbeat Opening Day Along with the 22,500-student Hartford system, about one-fourth of the state's public school districts are starting classes this week. Most others started before Labor Day, according to the state Department of Education. In Hartford, classes opened at half a dozen new or remodeled buildings, including Breakthrough, Burr, Classical Magnet, Rawson, Naylor and Webster schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 6, 2006
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And the Winners Are - Here is the list of officers recently elected by the Hartford Board of Education. The new boss is the same as the old boss as Ada Miranda maintained her chairwomanship. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 17, 2010
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Angels Restore Hartford's George Washington Painting School carpenters were awaiting the arrival of the father of our country on recently at Hartford Public High School, and talk turned to hardware. After years of collecting donations and calling in favors, alumni alliances and anonymous donors, a historic painting of George Washington had been painstakingly restored, and was set to return to one of the country's oldest high schools to occupy a place of honor in the Lewis Fox Memorial Library Media Center. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 04, 2012
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Annie Fisher Magnet School To Have Role in Final Space Shuttle Flight The Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School is barely in its first year of existence. But the students learned this week that it soon will be a footnote in American space flight history. Students recently got the news that they will create an experiment and a mission patch that will fly on the NASA shuttle next month. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 06, 2011
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Another City School Debacle A lot of people walked away from the Hartford school superintendent debacle looking pretty pathetic. But boiled down, it points to one sad truth: Mayor Pedro Segarra failed miserably as a leader. It's not that his concerns weren't valid. Maybe, as he said during his press conference, the selection process could have been more transparent. Maybe a national search would have encouraged more competition and quieted conspiracy theorists. But it was Segarra's job to make those points in a timely way that would have been productive and useful. Instead, he waited until the 11th hour to create a mess and worse, another embarrassment for a city that's had more than its share. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 24, 2011
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Another Field Of Broken Promises Helen Ubiñas writes about the baseball field at Hartford Public High School which has been trashed by a recent construction project. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 14, 2009
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Another Meeting About Milner’s Fate The community had the opportunity on recently to discuss how Jumoke Academy may be partnering with the Milner Core Knowledge Academy in the 2012-2013 school year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 28, 2012
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Anthony Griffin: Words Of Hope Anthony Griffin, a Hartford clothier and entrepreneur, founded Affection New Thoughts (ANT), which provides city youth with a 15 week training course in entrepreneurship. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 29, 2007
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Any Immigration Reform Must Address Skills Gap After years of debate and discussion about the need to update our nation's immigration system, the issue is finally on the so-called “front burner” on Capitol Hill and comprehensive reform is on the horizon in 2013. From a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens to border security, there are a number of challenging issues our leaders in Washington must tackle. There is, however, an additional issue that any comprehensive immigration reform plan should also address: the shortage of educated, highly-skilled workers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: April 15, 2013
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ANYWHERE: Child Brings Weapon to School If you search the internet for weapons in Connecticut schools, the first stories that appear are mostly related to the recent incident involving a student at the Latino Academy at Burns Elementary School. But, a little searching of the Connecticut State Department of Education website indicates that the incident at Burns Elementary was in fact blown out of proportion by the media. Numbers of incidents state-wide tell us is that youth across the state make bad decisions. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: November 20, 2010
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AP Test Results: State Ranks Fourth In U.S. Connecticut has the fourth-highest rate of all high school seniors in the nation who have taken and passed at least one Advanced Placement exam, according to a report The College Board released recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 10, 2011
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Approach Teaches ‘Joyful Reading' Sally M. Reis thinks she has a key to a problem that has long vexed educators: how best to teach kids, including those from struggling urban districts, to read. It's not only how children learn to read, it's what they read, the University of Connecticut researcher says in a study published recently. Reis has developed an approach that allows children to read at length from books of their own choosing. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 29, 2006
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Architects Unveil Designs For School Expansion Architects offered their first peek at expansion designs for the Mary Hooker Environmental Studies Magnet School in Hartford recently, showing renditions that featured a butterfly vivarium, a greenhouse, a planetarium, an aquatic lab and a living ecosystem in the lobby beneath a soaring glass ceiling. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 18, 2008
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Arciniegas Denies Her Vote Was Influenced Milly Arciniegas had a lot to say in a story about the superintendent search upheaval. As a parent representative on the selection committee to pick Steven Adamowski's successor, Arciniegas said she was angry about Mayor Pedro Segarra swooping in "like Superman" and forcing the board's hand three hours before a vote to appoint Christina Kishimoto. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 24, 2011
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Arciniegas Joins The Ranks Of School Board Candidates Parents in the city know Milly Arciniegas as their Number One advocate in her role as president of the Hartford Parents Organization, a coalition of school PTOs. Now she's hoping to add another venue from which to champion for city kids, parents and schools. Arciniegas has joined the endorsed slate of Parents Choice party candidates for a position on the Hartford Board of Education. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 05, 2009
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Are Teachers' Unions Interfering With America's Education? Steve Perry’s high-performing school, of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, has a new building, but old issues remain. Perry is also still talking about another subject on which he has been very outspoken — his belief that teachers’ unions are holding back the progress of American education by putting job security ahead of student results. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: September 14, 2010
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Array Of State Science Programs Targets Middle School Girls When Hartford Public High School opened themed academies this fall, the Engineering and Green Technologies Academy quickly filled with mostly boys, while the Nursing Academy enrolled mostly girls. That trend — boys prefer certain classes, girls others — has prompted several new programs in the state to balance the normally male-dominated STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Education in STEM subjects has long been considered important to boosting Connecticut's workforce, but educators are now specifically wooing middle school girls. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 07, 2009
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Arresting Developments A report by the American Civil Liberties Union indicates some school districts with sworn police officers — known as school resource officers — may be providing security at the expense of their core mission. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 29, 2008
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Arrests In Schools Becoming Far Too Common This month, the Connecticut State Board of Education released a report showing that school suspension and expulsion are widespread for rather minor missteps. Minority, special education and charter school students are especially likely to face what we call "exclusionary discipline," punishments that result in a kid missing significant classroom time. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 21, 2013
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Art Center Opens in Upper Albany The $22 million University of Hartford’s Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center officially opened on the site of the former car dealerships recently in a ceremony that included performances by some of the students who will be studying at the center. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: September 18, 2008
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Art Supplies for Bulkeley High Ismael “Arten” Cuadros noticed the lack of art supplies when he attended Bulkeley High School . Not surprising. Whenever school funding is an issue, the arts are the first to go. Recently, Cuadros received a micro-grant that will enable him to purchase materials such as canvas and acrylic paint for Bulkeley High students. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: November 12, 2010
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Art Teacher's Inspiration Charms Students at Wish Elementary School Carolyn Lyman, an art teacher at Wish Elementary School makes and hides charms (beads) throughout the school. She came up with the idea as her artistic contribution to the school's character education curriculum. Each charm has a message written on it, which offers parents and teachers a chance to discuss good character traits. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 31, 2005
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Art Without Walls or a Local Zip Code That Brian Cook left Connecticut is not unusual. The media has been fixated on how many people in his generation are moving out of state. Where Cook is unique is that he continues to actively contribute to the arts and culture of Hartford, which is more than some artists do while living just a few blocks over the city line. Now — besides creating posters for events and beloved local coffee shops — Cook is trying to get funding for a project designed to encourage museum attendance by Hartford youth. The Hartford Museum Passports are themselves part art, part bribery. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: May 31, 2011
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Arthur C. Banks Jr. Dies At 91 Arthur C. Banks Jr. of Wethersfield, founding president and president emeritus of Greater Hartford Community College, now Capital Community College, died July 1, 2007 at Hartford Hospital. He was 91. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 7, 2007
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Artist As Businessman For Joe Young, a nationally recognized cartoonist and founder of the Hartford Animation Institute, business comes first. He may don an artist's beret on cold days and wield a mean felt-tip marker when he's teaching children to draw, but the daily planning and production schedules he creates shout businessman, time manager and stickler for detail, said Geannetta Bennett, the institute's planning coordinator. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 24, 2007
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Artist, Educator Alan Tompkins, prolific artist, educator and a key figure in forming the University of Hartford, has died. He was 100. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 07, 2007
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Arts Called Essential To Education In Hartford Educators need to know that teaching the arts in Hartford public schools is critical to improving student test scores and keeping kids engaged, capital region arts advocates said during a recent symposium. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 17, 2008
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Arts Center Funds Pledged The last promised piece of the funding puzzle needed to turn the old Thomas Cadillac site into the new University of Hartford Performing Arts Center has been put in place. Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced recently that the State Bond Commission is likely to approve the $4 million at its meeting later this month. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 21, 2007
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Arts Seeds Nurtured In Jackie's Way The city of Hartford recently officially recognized a section of Woodland St. as "Jackie McLean's Way." With McLean's spirit and consciousness, the University of Hartford Performance Arts Center and the Artists Collective will serve as bookends to an emerging city cultural corridor. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 19, 2007
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As Gap Widens, A Push For Learning For Under-Threes A persistent gap that can affect a child's success through school and beyond is widening from 2011 to 2012, according to Connecticut Voices for Children. The percentage of kindergartners in poor communities who had attended preschool fell from 69.5 percent in the 2010-11 school year to 65.9 percent in 2011-12. For children in wealthy communities the percentage rose from 94.9 percent to 97.4 percent. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 09, 2013
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As More Connecticut Students Take SAT, Scores Remain Steady The percentage of Connecticut students taking the SAT and their diversity continued to climb with the Class of 2011, while test scores remained steady. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 14, 2011
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Assault Still Haunts Trinity As Trinity College students were packing to return to school in late August, president James F. Jones Jr. was sending an email to the Trinity community outlining several steps the school was taking to improve campus security. The highlight was the hiring of former New Haven police chief and Yale University security director Francisco Ortiz, by all accounts an excellent choice to head campus security. Other measures include a study of campus security, more training for campus police officers, more bicycle officers and the hiring of a private security firm to augment the campus police force. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 07, 2012
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Assets and Opportunity Scorecard The Assets and Opportunity Scorecard measures the financial security of families in the U.S., ranking the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 31 performance and 38 policy measures in the areas of Financial Security, Business Development, Homeownership, Health Care, Education, and Tax Policy. Published by CFED ; Publication Date: May 17, 2005
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Assistant Principal Files Racial Discrimination Suit A year after she was passed over for the job of principal at Hartford's Simpson-Waverly Classical Magnet School, Jane Pertillar has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging racial discrimination. In her lawsuit against the school district Pertillar demands, among other things, to be installed as principal at Simpson-Waverly. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 18, 2005
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Assistant Superintendent Plans To Apply For Adamowski Job At press conferences and public meetings promoting the overhaul of city schools, there is one district administrator whom Superintendent Steven Adamowski routinely mentions in his praise. Christina Kishimoto is a policymaker with one of the largest and most complex school portfolios in Connecticut. As an assistant superintendent, she developed Hartford's school choice program and has directed the redesign of low-performing schools into themed, career-oriented academies that have emerged in recent years. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 26, 2011
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At 85, Doc's Going Strong: Celebration Honors Hurley's Dedication Doc Hurley was in posh surroundings recently at the Connecticut Convention Center where 450 people gathered to celebrate his 85th birthday and honor his legacy. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 31, 2007
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At Charter School, It's Achievement First And Foremost At the new Achievement First Hartford High School, the bar is high for the 62 ninth-graders who make up the inaugural group of students that entered the public charter high school in late August. One graduation requirement, with few exceptions, is acceptance into a four-year college or university. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 17, 2012
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At Core Knowledge Academy, Important Subjects Enhanced Several Hartford schools have seen major changes under Superintendent Steven J. Adamowski's district reform plan. This is the last in a series looking at schools that have undergone major changes this academic year. The Core Knowledge Academy at Thirman L. Milner School follows guidelines set by the Core Knowledge Foundation, a nonprofit education organization, on what students should learn at each grade level. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 26, 2009
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At Hartford Academy, Students Work Hard, Aim High, Aren't Always Sure What They're Getting Into Modeled after a similar program in Boston and funded almost entirely by foundations and donors, Steppingstone Academy, run by the Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation, amounted to 14 months of extra school — spanning the summer after seventh grade through the summer before high school. There were lessons in math, study skills and literature, most on the campus of Trinity College. The students all know it is for one goal: getting to college. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 05, 2009
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At Hartford Public High School, A Day Reserved For Healthy Relationships A recent day was Healthy Relationships Day at Hartford Public High School's Law and Government Academy, where administrators decided to cancel academic classes in favor of wellness sessions and frank conversations on issues ranging from body image to sexual health. One school security officer led a workshop for teenage boys on how to be a man with integrity. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 16, 2013
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At Hartford Public High, Reforms Creating Positive Change This year, several Hartford schools have seen major changes under Superintendent Steven J. Adamowski's district reform plan: Some underperforming schools were shut down, new schools were created and other schools have been restructured. This series looks at individual schools that have undergone major changes this academic year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 06, 2008
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At Hartford Public High: Engineering and Green Technologies Academy The Academy of Engineering and Green Technologies at Hartford Public High School and several other new Hartford schools opened this year under a district-wide reformation. An engineering design class, where the students make polyhedrons to calculate material costs, is one of a handful of engineering courses that will be offered there. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 17, 2008
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At Hartford's Annie Fisher School, Seeing The Results Of Shuttle Experiment The Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School's science experiment — the effect of microgravity on tomato growth — recently flew the final mission of NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 25, 2011
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At Hartford's Breakthrough Magnet School, Finding Peace In MLK And Meditation Scores of children gathered in their sun-lit school gymnasium recently for a weekly meeting on character. The schoolmates were Latino, Asian, black and white, hailing from Hartford and nearby towns. Breakthrough Magnet School teaches character education every day, so its recent celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King before the federal holiday was meant to be special. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 18, 2013
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At Hartford's Bulkeley High School, A Push To Preserve The Past Morgan Gardner Bulkeley was the city's mayor, the state's governor, a U.S. senator and president of Aetna before his death in 1922. Bulkeley High School opened four years later in Hartford's South End. A committee of Bulkeley staff and alumni plans to raise $60,000 this year to establish the Morgan Gardner Bulkeley Historical Center on the school's second floor, which will feature a portrait and history of the man, a wall of display cases for trophies and memorabilia, a conference table for meetings and the school crest printed on the hardwood floor. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 06, 2013
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At Hartford's Burns School, New Principal Looks To Parents To Support Change More than 200 parents and students arrived within the first hour that festivities got underway recently at the Latino Studies Academy at Burns. To begin transforming one of the city's lowest-performing schools, the new principal of Burns, Monica Brase, believes engaging parents in their children's education is key. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 24, 2012
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At Hartford's Classical Magnet, Frustration Over Leadership Change Classical Magnet School parents, students and faculty met with Superintendent Christina Kishimoto recently to air their frustrations over the mid-year transfer of their principal. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 14, 2012
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At Hartford's Journalism and Media School, A Call For Students To Enroll The "On Air" signs are turned on inside the new Journalism and Media Magnet Academy on Tower Avenue. Steps away from the high school's soaring entrance is a TV studio with a bright lime green screen, awaiting cameras and engineering equipment. Across the hall is a radio station, and nearby is a screening room for student presentations. About 200 Hartford students attended the Journalism and Media Academy at Weaver last school year. With the move to Tower Avenue, the school will no longer be part of Weaver's academic program, although students can still play for Weaver sports teams. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 16, 2013
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At Hartford's University High School, Students Writing History — Literally At the University High School of Science and Engineering, students in Theresa Vara-Dannen's American Studies class have researched and written about figures, and others, from Hartford's past — their work has become part of the historical record. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 04, 2013
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At Hartford's West Middle School, Keeping Ties To Karen Culture The four Karen children swayed softly, crossed their arms and passed around the microphone as they performed "Mother's Tears" on the West Middle Elementary School stage recently. As they sang the popular Karen tune, a group of relatives murmured with endearment in one of the auditorium's back rows. West Middle's multicultural student assembly featured a salsa number, a Nepalese dance and, in a sign of the school's growing diversity, several performances and skits honoring the Karen culture. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 06, 2013
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At Hartford's Wish School, A Math Lesson On Taxes And Fun At Wish Elementary School, the sixth-graders in Sherri Ziplow's classroom participated in a time-tested American activity: trying to outsmart the "Taxman." The Taxman math game requires students to work with fractions, least common multiples and greatest common factors in an attempt to defeat the tax collector. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 24, 2012
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At Pathways To Technology Magnet School, Students To Develop Mobile Apps Got an app for that? In Windsor, the answer at Pathways to Technology Magnet High School is: We're working on it. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 03, 2012
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At Prudential, Elsewhere, Job Applicants Need Exact Match In today’s job market, there is some work available, but job applicant’s skill set or experience had better match the position exactly or they are out of luck. Prudential Retirement was hiring 40 people to staff a new call center in downtown Hartford, but most of the jobs required licenses to sell various financial products. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 25, 2009
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Attention To Prevention In this editorial, the Hartford Courant expresses the opinion that Connecticut has one of the lowest rates of teen pregnancy in the country, for which all should be thankful. But the state numbers can mask the fact that in some urban areas, notably Hartford, the problem is still rampant. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 02, 2011
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Award Recognition For Sullivan, City Magnet Schools Here's a press release that includes recognition for Tim Sullivan, the principal of Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School, and one of candidates who was interviewed for the superintendent's job, which in the end went to Christine Kishimoto. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 25, 2011
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Bad Higher-Ed Deal Done In The Dark In this opinion piece, the author suggests that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently announced his "deal" to reorganize most of Connecticut's public higher education. It was crafted by one political appointee and one legislator. It's typical of such "deals" done in the dark — it's bad public policy. It's even worse educational policy. It's not the way our elected representatives should allow laws to be made. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 08, 2011
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Bad Report Card For 12 Districts For the fourth year in a row, a dozen school districts, including those in the state's largest cities, landed on an academic warning list because too many of their students failed to meet proficiency standards in reading or mathematics or both. Those districts now face potential shake-ups as they review curriculum or look for other ways to bolster academic performance among their overall student populations under requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 27, 2006
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Bailout For Tech School Sports Athletes at the state's technical high schools will get to compete in fall sports after all. Mark Linabury, spokesman for acting Education Commissioner George Coleman, said recently that because of conference deadlines for committing to games, the state would find the money to fund sports in the coming season. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 04, 2011
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Ball Field Is Back Because Of Coach's Persistence Helen Ubiñas writes that recently, for the first time in seven years, the Hartford Public High Owls baseball team played their first home game since construction work began on a $100 million renovation of the school. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 08, 2010
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Banking at Bulkeley Hartford's Bulkeley High School is the first in the city to open a Franklin Trust Federal Credit Union branch, but it won't be the last Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: April 26, 2007
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Banned Books Readout Video A video of the September 30, 2010 community program, Banned Books Readout, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by Hartford Public Library ; Publication Date: September 30, 2010
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Banned Books Week Readout: Celebrating the Freedom to Read Video A video recording of the September 29, 2009 community program, Banned Books Week Readout, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: September 29, 2009
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Baseball Rescued Likely Dropout Charná Maldonado struggled for four years at Hartford Public High School — with grades, girlfriends, security officers, teachers, himself. Then the fifth-year senior made the Owls baseball team and found his game. Baseball connected Maldonado to the school, gave him something to feel good about, a reason to stick with his studies and graduate. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 16, 2008
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Battle Lines Drawn On Military School The new superintendent of schools, Steven J. Adamowski, suggests the district should consider a public military magnet school. Ditto for Mayor Eddie A. Perez, chairman of the school board, who also suggests a role for boot camp, a residential reform school and perhaps some other residential magnet school if funding can be identified. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 4, 2006
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Battle Over School Site Raged Out Of View Hartford officials' effort to build a new home for a magnet school collapsed in recent weeks after loud and public criticism by the city's representatives in the state legislature, who said heavy traffic made the location unsafe. But another force, not loud or public, has been working against the site: the combined efforts of influential Hartford lawyer-lobbyist Thomas D. Ritter and his onetime client, the landlord of a building in Windsor where the school rents space. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 28, 2007
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Before More Kids Fail, Try School Vouchers Rick Green writes that Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch isn't crazy about school vouchers. But the inequality of our failed system of urban education is even less appealing. Finch, a liberal Democrat and former state senator in his first term as mayor, stunned observers not long ago when he unexpectedly suggested that using public money to pay for children to go to private schools might help his financially strapped city out -- and provide some hope for poor, minority children. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 21, 2009
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Behind the Phantom Mask: Kevin Gray at Hartt School Kevin Gray has taken off the mask. As the youngest actor to have played the title role in Broadway's "The Phantom of the Opera" — not to mention scores of other leading roles in New York and beyond — the Westport native and resident decided to show a new face and take a different career path, that of educator. Gray began this fall as associate professor of theater, teaching music-theater and actor-training majors at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 04, 2011
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Bellizzi Students Make Film What happens when you give youth a camera? Ask five Hartford students participating in SLAM (Students Learning About Media & Service), an after school program at Bellizzi Middle School, supported by Hartford Public Allies. The students spent the last four months learning how to make real positive changes in their communities by volunteering at local service organizations such as Peter’s Retreat, a congregate housing program for people living with HIV / AIDS, and participating in leadership building activities. Their experiences became the focus of their mini-documentary. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: May 28, 2009
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Beware of the Book - A reading of banned books A video of the September 26, 2011 community program, Beware of the Book, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: September 26, 2011
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Beware The Myths Muddying The Debate On Education Reform Rick Green writes that as Connecticut moves toward education reform, it is important to seek impartial opinions. We need, more than anything, to pay more attention to what works. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 21, 2012
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Big Enrollment Jump Strains State's Community Colleges Pressure is growing on the state's community colleges as heavy enrollment continues in an ailing economy. As of mid-July, enrollment at the 12 community campuses had increased about 10 percent over the same time last year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 28, 2010
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Bill To Raise Kindergarten Starting Age Revived The co-chairmen of the legislature's education committee have quietly resurrected a bill to raise the starting age for kindergarten in Connecticut, but this time schools would be required to provide preschool for thousands of 4-year-olds affected by the change. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 14, 2011
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Billings Forge Opens New Cafe Billings Forge, a fixture in the Frog Hollow neighborhood, has expanded into the city's downtown with a new cafe in the Hartford Public Library. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 29, 2013
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Bills Reflect Education Priorities The Education Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly evaluates bills related to early childhood education, magnet schools, school lunches, and charter schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 9, 2005
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Black & Puerto Rican Caucus Offers 10-Point Plan To Close School Achievement Gap Tired of waiting for schools to improve on their own, legislators from the Black & Puerto Rican Caucus said recently they are filing legislation that theyt hope will close Connecticut's academic achievement gap. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 12, 2010
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Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Members Speak Out On Education Reform The leaders of the legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus spoke out recently about education reform, calling for legislation that gives the education commissioner a strong hand and ample flexibility to turn around low-performing schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 03, 2012
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Black Males Need Schooling To Stay Out Of Jail Stan Simpson writes that a few years ago, the national dropout rate for African American males was 70 percent. Today, the high school graduation rate for black boys is about 50 percent. The viability of the multibillion-dollar prison industry is sustained by underperforming urban schools. These dropout factories produce a precious prison commodity: uneducated urban boys. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 06, 2012
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Black Student At Trinity Wrote Racially Offensive Web Posting The anonymous, racially offensive Web posting that inspired a rally against racism at Trinity College last month was written by a black student who wanted to see how her schoolmates would respond. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 08, 2008
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Black, Hispanic 4th-Graders Close Gaps Black and Hispanic fourth-graders in Connecticut made bigger gains in reading and mathematics over the past 13 years than their white classmates did on a national test, according to a study released recently. According to a study by the newspaper Education Week in the annual "Quality Counts" report, blacks and Hispanics made encouraging gains and are closing the performance gap. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 5, 2006
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Black, Hispanic Parents Say They Don't Feel Welcome In Schools Black and Hispanic parents and community leaders said they often don't feel welcome in schools and expressed frustration with uninterested teachers at the first of several town hall-style meetings Thursday organized by a new coalition of legislators and activists called Campaign LEARN. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 20, 2009
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Blue Hills Library Branch Closed The Blue Hills Avenue branch of the Hartford Public Library closed in March 2009 for several weeks. But neighborhood residents didn’t storm city hall or demand the heads of library officials, because this closure had nothing to do with politics or budgets. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 19, 2009
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Blues For Jackie Jackie McLean, the internationally known jazz alto saxophonist, composer, and educator whose life and career had a positive impact on countless city youngsters and numerous proteges, died recently at his home in Hartford after a long illness. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 1, 2006
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Blumenthal Appeals No Child Left Behind Suit Dismissal Attorney General Richard Blumenthal recently appealed a federal judge's dismissal of the state's lawsuit challenging the No Child Left Behind Act, pledging to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. The lawsuit, filed in 2005, challenged the way the 2002 school reform law is funded. Blumenthal argued that the law imposes costs on the state and towns that violate the act's own prohibition against unfunded mandates. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 15, 2008
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Blumenthal: Magnet School Site No Good What started out four years ago as happy plan to build a magnet school called Pathways to Technology, which would train students for technology jobs and help to desegregate Hartford schools, has devolved into a political standoff extraordinaire. Recently, the state attorney general said the city can't build a magnet school on an oddly shaped lot the state gave the city - even though ground has already been broken. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 2, 2007
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Board Adding New Members To Search Committee The board of education has voted to add five new members to its superintendent search committee, but not without some controversy and a delay over the panel's racial composition. The board last month had planned on appointing four people from the schools and community who would help eight board members choose a successor to Superintendent Steven Adamowski. A few residents, however, raised objections at the Dec. 21 meeting about the lack of African Americans among the recommended appointees. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 14, 2011
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Board Adds Two Grades to City Elementary School In an effort to phase out middle schools in Hartford, the Annie Fisher Elementary School's board voted to add seventh and eighth grades in September. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 8, 2005
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Board Approves Renovation Of Hartford School The Hartford Board of Education has unanimously approved plans to renovate West Middle Elementary School through a $54.6 million project that supporters say is decades overdue. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 23, 2011
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Board Correct On Tracking In this editorial, the Hartford Courant expresses the opinion that schools are supposed to challenge all students, not just high-performing youngsters. But "tracking" sorts students by academic ability into learning paths such as college preparatory or vocational, often not challenging those in vocational paths. The State Board of Education voted unanimously this month to oppose the practice of tracking. We agree. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 17, 2010
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Board Discusses Application For Funds Holding its breath and jumping right in, the State Board of Education broached the controversial subject of connecting teacher evaluations to student performance recently as members discussed the state's application for funding under a new federal competition. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 08, 2009
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Board Forms Search Panel Hartford's school board recently created a search committee composed of a cast of stars to find a new superintendent of schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 8, 2006
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Board Gives Superintendent Low Marks The Board of Education is recommending that Dr. Kishimoto “pursue services offered for additional professional development,” to address areas in which she received low grades from the board in her annual performance evaluation. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: September 27, 2012
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Board Of Ed Chairman Disappointed In Segarra, Says He’s Considering Next Steps One day after Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra upended the search for a school superintendent at the last minute possible, the chairman of the city's board of education, David MacDonald, expressed his displeasure with Segarra's call for a national search. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: February 23, 2011
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Board of Education Candidates Forum Video A video of the October 27, 2009 community program, Board of Education Candidates Forum, held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: October 27, 2009
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Board of Education Public Hearing Tonight at Kinsella Superintendent Kishimoto recently proposed that what has been dubbed as a failing school for not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress be converted into some form of a charter school. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: April 17, 2012
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Board Of Education Recount It looks like there will be an automatic recount for the last seat on the city's board of education. Democrat Luis Rodriguez-Davila edged out Working Families Party candidate and current board member Sharon Patterson-Stallings by just 17 votes. That small margin of victory has triggered an automatic recount. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 04, 2009
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Board of Education Votes are In The special Committee of the Whole meeting of City Council which considered the appointees to the Hartford Board of Education offered no surprises. Rich Wareing and Cherita McIntye received yes votes from all present council members. Matt Poland and Dr. Jose Colon-Rivas both received seven votes in favor with Councilperson MacDonald abstaining. Mayor Segarra received seven votes in favor, with only Councilperson Cotto showing objection. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: February 02, 2012
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Board Plans to Appoint Kishimoto As Superintendent The board of education released a statement recently saying it plans to appoint Assistant Superintendent Christina Kishimoto as Steven Adamowski's successor at a special meeting. The board said it considered Mayor Pedro Segarra's request for a national search, but that the selection committee, which met to deliberate, "firmly stands behind the integrity of the search process" and its recommended choice in Kishimoto. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 01, 2011
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Board Postpones Search For New Chief City Librarian Citing a need to concentrate on the coming budget season, the board of directors of the Hartford Public Library has postponed a nationwide search for a new chief librarian. Instead, the library will continue to be led on an interim basis by Janet Benedict, deputy chief librarian for public services, and Matthew Poland, deputy administrator. Benedict and Poland assumed additional responsibilities in December 2008 with the retirement of Chief Librarian Louise Blalock. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 19, 2009
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Board To Alter Search Policy The city school board plans to form a selection committee to recommend a successor to Superintendent Christina Kishimoto by springtime. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 07, 2013
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Board To Vote On Kishimoto As Hartford Schools Chief A routine document released recently confirmed what had been one of the city's open secrets: The board of education plans to appoint Assistant Superintendent Christina Kishimoto as the next schools chief. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 19, 2011
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Board To Vote On New Charter School After meeting with Achievement First officials, the city school board plans to vote later this month on whether to allow the charter school organization to open its second elementary school in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 03, 2013
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Board to Vote on Weaver Next Year The board of education is expected to vote on the proposed Weaver High School renovation in February — after Mayor Pedro Segarra has appointed a potentially new majority to the board. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 13, 2011
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Board Urged to Preserve Afternoon School Afternoon school programs at Bulkeley and Weaver High are in jeopardy of being closed down due to cost concerns. Learn more in this October 6, 2004 Hartford Courant article. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 6, 2004
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Bob Long Was A Lifelong Friend To The Handicapped Bob Long's life revolved around his community, beginning in Dorchester, the Irish Catholic section of Boston where he grew up, and extending to the West End of Hartford, where he lived for more than 30 years. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 16, 2010
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BOE Candidate Focus: Albert Barrueco Albert Barrueco, an endorsed candidate with the Democratic party for the Hartford Board of Education, is profiled in this piece. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 15, 2009
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BOE Candidate Focus: Cherylann Perry Cherylann Perry, of the Parents Choice slate for the Hartford Board of Education, is profiled in this piece. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 19, 2009
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BOE Candidate Focus: Elizabeth Brad Noel Elizabeth Brad Noel, of the Working Families Party for the Hartford Board of Education, is profiled in this piece. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 20, 2009
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BOE Candidate Focus: Lillian Milly Arcinieagas Lillian "Milly" Arciniegas, an endorsed candidate with the Parents Choice Platform for the Hartford Board of Education, is profiled in this piece. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 14, 2009
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BOE Candidate Focus: Lori Hudson Lori Hudson, an endorsed candidate with the Democratic party for the Hartford Board of Education, is profiled in this piece. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 16, 2009
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BOE Candidate Focus: Luis Rodriguez-Davila Luis Rodriguez-Davila, of the Democratic Party for the Hartford Board of Education, is profiled in this piece. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 30, 2009
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BOE Candidate Focus: Michael Fryar Michael Fryar, of the Republican Party for the Hartford Board of Education, is profiled in this piece. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 27, 2009
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BOE Candidate Focus: Robert Cotto Jr. Robert Cotto Jr., of the Working Families Party for the Hartford Board of Education, is profiled in this piece. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 20, 2009
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BOE Election Results The Democratic and Working Families parties prevailed in the recent election to fill four open seats on the Hartford Board of Education. In an unofficial count Democrat Lori Hudson led the way with 1,461 votes, followed by Working Parties candidate Elizabeth Brad Noel with 1,430, Working Families candidate Robert Cotto with 1,258 and Democrat Luis Rodriguez-Davila with 1,196. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 03, 2009
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BOE Election Results Heather Brandon has published the results of yesterday’s Board of Education election on her blog, Urban Compass. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: November 04, 2009
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BOE Refuses To Renew School Superintendent’s Contract Changes at the top level of Hartford’s leadership continued recently when the Board of Education (BOE) rejected School Superintendent Christina Kishimoto’s re¬quest to extend her contract for two years. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: June 20, 2013
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Bonds Could Fund College A proposal that would allow towns to issue bonds to pay for college scholarships for its public school students was recently aired at the Hartford Public Library. The legislation is patterned after a program operating in Kalamazoo, Mich., which has been credited with increasing school enrollment and boosting high school graduation rates since it began in 2006. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 29, 2008
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Bottom Line On Hartford's Schools Chief In this editorial, the writer suggests that the superintendent of schools should be someone who doesn't need prodding, but an educational leader who understands that his primary job is enabling all students by any means necessary to get ahead academically and who doesn't allow process or protocol to bog him down. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 29, 2006
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Boys School In Works For Fall Hartford is poised to jump headlong into single-gender education, with an all-boys school being planned for the fall and a girls' school to follow a year later. They would become the first entirely single-gender public schools in Connecticut. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 09, 2008
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Brad's Beat Recently, a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony celebrating completion of the renovation of the Noah Webster Micro-Society Magnet School was held. The original historic building on the corner of Cone and Whitney Street has been upgraded and preserved while a modern addition has been added. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: May 16 - 23, 2007
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Brad's Beat Elizabeth Brad Noel, who writes Brad’s Beat, recently visited SAND elementary school and had an opportunity to visit Teach For America teachers’ classes there. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: December 23, 2009
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Brad’s Beat High School Inc., sometimes called the Insurance and Finance Academy is a “New Design” Hartford high school that opened in the fall of 2009 in the former Morse School of Business building on the corner of Asylum and Ann streets. The first class will graduate class in June 2012. The school is fortunate to have many corporate and organizational sponsors. The Travelers, one of 16 community partners, has made a major contribution. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: December 02, 2010
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Breaking the Cycle Breaking the Cycle is a community partnership of the City of Hartford, the Hartford Action Plan on Infant Health, and the Hartford Public Schools created to reduce teen pregnancy in Hartford. The web site includes teen pregnancy statistics for Hartford, descriptions of programs for adults & youth, healthcare initiatives, and more. Published by Hartford's Strategic Plan for Teen Pregnancy Prevention ; Publication Date: 2005
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Breaking The Cycle: College Graduates Who Beat The Odds Getting into and graduating from college is never easy, but there are factors that make it even harder: Growing up in poverty. Suffering neglect and abuse as a child. Having a child at an early age. Suffering mental illness. In this entry in a series, the Courant takes a look at four Hartford area students who succeeded against these great odds. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 30, 2010
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Breakthrough On Teacher Evaluations After about two years of wrangling, a group representing teachers, school administrators and school boards agreed on a new way to evaluate teachers that places a strong emphasis on student achievement. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 25, 2012
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Breakthrough School Is Educators' Dream Breakthrough Magnet School will move to the newly constructed building on Brookfield Street in Hartford over spring break in April 2006. It is the first city-run magnet school to move into digs built from the ground up just for them. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 11, 2006
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Bridging The Digital Divide In this editorial, the Courant expresses the opinion that Broadband company Comcast deserves credit for teaming with the educational nonprofit One Economy to bridge the digital divide in communities like Hartford by teaching teenagers skills that go beyond texting and e-mail. Their project, Digital Connectors, will help 40 lucky students here prepare for the 21st-century economy by training them in, for example, video editing and PowerPoint. Hopefully, the new skills will go viral. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 25, 2010
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Bridging Tough Times for Connecticut's Families: 2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book Connecticut children, in many cities and towns, are doing better than children in most other states. But high marks don’t necessarily carry over to our largest cities, rural towns, older suburbs, and even some homes in the wealthier parts of our state, particularly as the impacts of the recession continue unabated. The past two years have been a difficult time for many families, including many middle-income families. The seventeen indicators reported in the 2010 Connecticut KIDS COUNT Data Book show the situation of the children of Connecticut. (PDF document, 68 pages) Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services, Inc. ; Publication Date: December 2010
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Bristol Official Warns Of Fiscal Disaster For Urban Schools Warning that education in Connecticut's cities faces impending disaster, the chief of the Bristol school system is calling on state lawmakers to suspend standardized testing, shorten the school year and authorize teacher furloughs. Even with those emergency actions, Bristol — along with many other urban school systems across the state — will be short millions of dollars, and could be forced into layoffs and program cutbacks for the next two years, Superintendent Philip Streifer said recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 20, 2008
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Brookfield Couple Honored For Their Efforts To Encourage Teachers A Brookfield couple was honored recently for their funding of annual scholarships to minority students who want to become math or science teachers. Fred and Joan Weisman were honored by the board of governors for higher education. The couple has given a total of $130,000 since 2005 to fund the Weisman Program, which provides $5,000 a year for scholarships and $2,500 a year to help repay loans for students who go on to teach in Connecticut. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 19, 2009
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Budget Deal Set State budget negotiators reached a tentative agreement recently on a deal that would provide large spending increases for health care and public education, but little relief for taxpayers. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 19, 2007
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Budget Plan Aims To Put Money Right Into Schools Hartford Superintendent of Schools Steven J. Adamowski outlined details recently of a proposed budget that puts more money directly into schools, including an intensive new effort focused on high school freshmen. At a meeting of parents prior to a budget hearing, Adamowski said he intends to reduce the size of the school system's central administration, look for ways to end expensive building leases and bolster efforts to prepare high school students for college. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 9, 2007
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Budget Woes Snarl Hartford Tutoring Program More than 1,400 Hartford students will go without federally mandated tutoring for the next two weeks, while the school district figures out whether it has enough money to continue the services at the current level. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 27, 2009
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Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenges in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic: 2010 -2011 Annual Update American leaders in education, government, nonprofits and business have awakened to the individual, social and economic costs of the dropout crisis and are working together to solve it. This report documents that “dropout factories” — those high schools that graduate 60 percent or less of their students — has declined to 1,634 nationwide. This report is the first in a series of annual updates that will be provided through 2020. This year, all states, districts, and schools are required by law to calculate high school graduation rates according to a common formula and reporting standards. One of the findings in this report is that in Connecticut the number of high schools defined as “Drop Out Factories” declined from 14 to 1 between 2008 and 2009. (PDF document, 36 pages) Published by Civic Enterprises ; Publication Date: March 2011
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Bulkeley High School's Class Of 1944 To Hold 65th And Final Reunion The Bulkeley High School Class of 1944 may have started out a little slow in the annual reunion department — but it's sure finishing strong. The reunion at Wampanoag Country Club in West Hartford held on Sunday, September 27, 2009 marked the 65th — and final — formal reunion for the group. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 26, 2009
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Bulkeley High Senior Wins CRT Prom Nite Video Contest Vanessa Gonzalez, 17, a senior from Bulkeley High and Hartford resident, won the Community Renewal Team Healthy Teen Hartford Coalition's Prom Nite video contest, for her entry about how alcohol has affected her life personally. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 27, 2010
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Bulkeley Students Receive Scholarships Three Bulkeley High School students have received Ivan A. Backer Scholarships, offered by Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance. Backer served as president of the alliance for nearly 20 years and is the organization's education consultant. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 15, 2006
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Bulkeley Wins $20,000 For Going Green Bulkeley High School is going green. And getting green, too. A group of students in an advanced placement environmental class has landed $20,000 from CL&P for winning the utility's Live Green-Win Green contest, which challenges students to relate what their school is doing to become eco-friendly and to propose changes that would save energy and help preserve the environment. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 27, 2010
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Bullies Must Be Stopped Early Reeling from back-to-back student suicides, the apparent effects of relentless mistreatment by other students, Massachusetts passed an anti-bullying law this year. Forty-four states have such laws, including Connecticut, but often they fail to make a difference. Although anecdotal, the Connecticut Department of Education keeps track of allegations of bullying in school that come to its attention. Since Connecticut's law was passed in 2002, the department has learned of more than 1,000 cases, nearly 800 just in the past five years. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 20, 2010
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Bullying By Any Other Name Bullying was the focus of a recent community forum — “Making a Difference: The Bullied Respond” – at the Hartford Public Library. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: May 03, 2011
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Bullying Forum Focuses On How To Intervene The focus of the forum on bullying held recently at the Hartford Public Library was how to step up and stop bullying. The panelists — a mix of students, teachers and educational experts — brainstormed with the audience to come up with tools and strategies they can use to stop bullying in schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 04, 2011
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Bushnell Program Brings Urban and Suburban Students Together Students, who attend Grace Academy in Hartford or the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, are learning much about one another through a three-part initiative offered by The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts called Diverse Cultures, Diverse Friendships. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 29, 2011
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Business Community Plays Role In Bid To Overhaul Hartford Schools Hartford Superintendent of Schools Steven J. Adamowski's effort to overhaul the city's struggling schools has alienated some teachers but gained support in the business community, which in recent months has raised more than $1 million for a private civic group that will provide oversight to the reforms. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 13, 2008
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Business Development Grants for Innovation Geeks, take note. The Connecticut Science Center and the City of Hartford are partnering to offer grants up to $15,000 for projects related to the applied sciences, technology, or other innovations not connected to education or the arts. The awards can be used for capital projects, materials, or equipment. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: January 27, 2012
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Businesses Investing In Teach For America As Gov. Dannel Malloy and the state legislature focus on education reform and reducing the achievement gap in the state's urban centers, local corporations are doing their part to invest in future business leaders. Teach For America-Connecticut, a state-accredited alternative route to certification which places high-achieving college graduates in struggling urban school districts, continues to grow steadily as a result of a commitment by many in the business community to support education initiatives in Connecticut's cities. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 26, 2012
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Businesses Urged To Bridge Education Gap This Hartford Business Journal editorial expresses the opinion that, as business people, we must do our part to boost student achievement on an upward trajectory here in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: October 06, 2008
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By The Numbers: A More User-Friendly Look At Schools The state is leaving behind parts of No Child Left Behind. Connecticut's Department of Education is coming up with better ways than the federal accountability standards for the public to compare schools and hold them to account. The state is providing parents with a simple way to see how Connecticut's public schools are doing on statewide tests and compare them with their peers. In addition, the Department of Education is meanwhile giving educators more details on where to improve schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 13, 2012
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Call The Auditors When Hartford changed its charter and adopted a strong mayor system in 2002, it also created an Independent Audit Commission to provide objective reviews and assessments of the city's operations and finances. The commission and chief auditor H. Patrick Campbell are trusted and respected. City councilman Matthew Ritter thinks the auditors may be able to resolve the still-roiling controversy surrounding the closing of two library branches by the Hartford Public Library. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 25, 2008
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Calling Off The Dogs At Charter School Stan Simpson writes about the demand by the Connecticut Department of Public Health that Jumoke Academy immediately cease and desist from operating the new preschool. The department did not consider Jumoke a public school. Hence, according to the health department, the school's pre-K is considered a "day care" and would have to be licensed. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 10, 2009
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Campers Put Focus on Computer Skills Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders from Hartford's SAND and Barnard-Brown elementary schools are participating in a free, four-week computer camp at Rensselaer at Hartford. The four-week camp serves sixth graders that have met their CMT goals and fourth and fifth graders who are also attending summer school. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 25, 2005
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Can Hartford Afford Its 50-Plus Schools? At some point, Hartford city leaders are going to have to ask how many schools Hartford can absorb. Connecticut's cities and towns are heavily reliant on local property taxes. At 18 square miles, Hartford starts out with relatively little real property, and 52 percent of the land it does have is tax-exempt. The city's board of education now has 43 school buildings and two administrative buildings. Add another half-dozen CREC schools, and a handful of religious and private schools, and the city has well over 50 elementary and secondary schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 30, 2012
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Can Whites Teach Blacks? Michael C. Williams, vice chairman of the board of education, is pushing hard, and meeting resistance, for an aggressive affirmative action plan to drastically increase the number of minority teachers in Hartford classrooms. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 17, 2005
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Can't Blame Teacher Tenure For Failing Schools Diane Ravitch, an education expert, points out that today's school reformers know nothing about what works in education, and so they try to make schools look more like businesses. The biggest problem in Connecticut is the achievement gap between wealthy and poor students, which largely correlates with the gap between white and minority students. The fact of the matter is that the gap has everything to do with poverty and not a whole lot of anything to do with tenure. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 26, 2012
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Can't Ignore Merit Pay For Teachers Obliteration of the state's tourism promotion budget doesn't make much sense. The more you invest in promotion, the more you rake in from tourists, is the way it works. The tourism industry employs more than 100,000 people in Connecticut and generates billions of dollars in spending and taxes. But cutting the account for tourism promotion to help balance the budget is one area where Gov. M. Jodi Rell and legislators agree, shortsighted as they may be. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 01, 2010
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Candor Oils The Wheels Of Reform Stan Simpson comments on Hartford Public School Superintendent Steven Adamowski’s recently introduced plans to radically shake up Hartford schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 30, 2007
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Canton Leads Way As Connecticut Test Scores Climb High school sophomores across Connecticut showed gains in writing, math and science performance on the state's annual standardized test, but few districts improved as much as Canton, whose 10th-graders now rank among the top in the state. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 16, 2008
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Cap On Charter Schools Holding Students Back Despite the success of many of the state's best charter schools in dramatically raising student achievement, their future is in doubt. While Connecticut is home to some of our nation's highest-performing charter schools, it is also the only state in the nation to set an enrollment cap on each of its charter schools, regardless of performance. Currently, half of Connecticut's 14 charter schools are at or near this cap. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 23, 2006
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Capital Community College Graduates 520 The crowd in the vast auditorium of the Connecticut Convention Center knew to expect something special recently when Capital Community College's jazz band launched into a swinging version of "Pomp and Circumstance," featuring drum and piano solos. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 24, 2013
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Capital Community College Makes Downtown Come Alive Capital Community College (CCC) is an associate degree and certificate-granting public institution located in the old G. Fox Building on Main Street in downtown Hartford. The College offers 60 degree and certificate programs and workforce training for occupations in demand in Greater Hartford. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: July 18, 2013
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Capital Community Gets Grant to Study City’s Heritage The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded $98, 645 over two years to Capital Community College. The grant will provide the college’s Humanities faculty with the opportunity to study Hartford’s history, literature, communities and culture by interacting with scholars at area institutions to ultimately stimulate course content that will engage students. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: December 23, 2010
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Capital Prep Teachers To Compete In Tough Mudder After months of training, Principal Steve Perry and a team of 10 educators from Capital Preparatory Magnet School, recently participated at a Tough Mudder event, a 10-mile military-style obstacle course, in Vermont. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 12, 2012
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CAPT Scores Improve The results of the 2010 Connecticut Academic Performance Test for 10th grade students show improvement in many areas, including a slight reduction in the achievement gap between poor and minority students and their more affluent and white peers. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 16, 2010
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CAPT Scores Show Small Gains For 2013 Scores on the Connecticut Academic Performance Test for 10th-graders showed small gains for the state's students, although the results did little to narrow one of the nation's worst achievement gaps Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 15, 2013
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Catholic Schools Bid For State Aid When Hartford Archbishop Henry Mansell, during a special Mass celebrating Catholic schools a week ago, urged parishioners to "engage in legislative educational issues," more than a few may have wondered exactly what he meant. What Mansell was talking about — two initiatives to obtain state funding for Catholic schools — is part of a larger movement to have public programs include private schools among those parents can choose. Although they advocate broader change, the Connecticut Federation of Catholic School Parents is focusing this year on a tax credit for businesses that donate to private school scholarship programs and on an initiative that would allow municipalities to subsidize textbooks for private schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 03, 2008
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CCC Designated as a Leader College Capital Community College, located on Main Street, has received the Leader College designation from the national nonprofit Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count organization. It has received this honor “for demonstrating sustained improvement and accomplishments on key student achievement indicators.” Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: July 27, 2010
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CCJEF Update The premier issue of a newsletter of the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding. The newsletter is aimed at keeping the growing membership of CCJEF abreast of coalition developments. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding ; Publication Date: May 15, 2007
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CCSU Looks To Expand In New Britain And Into Hartford Faced with declining enrollment and decreasing state funds, Central Connecticut State University President Jack Miller is planning to establish a presence in downtown Hartford and to expand the university's offerings in downtown New Britain. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 27, 2013
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Ceiling Repairs At Hartford's McDonough School To Cost $80,000 Repairs at McDonough Expeditionary Learning School after a recent partial ceiling collapse are expected to cost $80,000 and should be completed before students return in August, school officials said. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 10, 2013
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Celebrating Women in Science Initiative Launched Laura Huerta Migus recently spoke at the Connecticut Science Center concerning women in science. While at Texas A&M University, Huerta Migus changed majors after having a discouraging lab experience. Nobody challenged her on this decision or offered any kind of advising or mentoring. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: May 01, 2013
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Center for Urban Education This press release announces the new Connecticut Urban Education Initiative which provides a new systemic approach to raising student achievement in urban schools. The central hub of the effort is the establishment of a new Center for Urban Education at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. It, along with outreach centers proposed for UConn’s branch campuses in Hartford, Waterbury, Groton, and Stamford would provide a range of “center services” enabling urban districts to integrate research-based, best practices into their classrooms. Published by University of Connecticut Neag School of Education ; Publication Date: March 7, 2007
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Center To Feature 1920s Time Capsule A 1920s time capsule extracted from a cornerstone recently will be displayed at the Morgan Gardner Bulkeley Historical Center when it formally opens next month. The project to transform a former book room at Bulkeley High School into a center honoring the institution's past received $10,000 recently from a 1963 graduate celebrating his 50th reunion this year. The gift funded several upgrades, including the school crest featured prominently on new flooring. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 10, 2013
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Center's Ultimate Focus: Solid Science When visitors step into the new Connecticut Science Center in Hartford in 2008, they will find a much more interactive approach to the science exhibits. Rather than the typical push-button activated exhibits found in many museums, most will entice visitors to try out the science involved and will focus on relevant issues such as global climate change or nutrition. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 14, 2006
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CEOs Aim To Disrupt Educational Status Quo In a discouraging ritual that surprises almost nobody, the Connecticut mastery test scores were announced recently, again revealing a vast achievement gap for poor and minority students. Recognizing that not enough powerful folks are doing enough, a business group jumped into the debate hoping to force change in how our public schools are run. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 13, 2011
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Change At Two Schools Likely A proposed culinary arts academy at Weaver High School and a redesign of M. D. Fox Elementary School had their moments in the spotlight recently evening as school officials outlined their plans at a school board meeting. Fox, the city's largest elementary school, is set to be turned into a CommPACT school, meaning it would be run by the community, parents, administrators, children and teachers in partnership with the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 19, 2008
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Change In Arts Academy's Acceptance Process Upsets Families Capitol Region Education Council, which operates the competitive Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts has changed their admissions process. In the past, all applicants were entered into a blind lottery after auditions. However, starting with this year's applicants, students' names will go into a blind lottery first, and if their name is chosen, they will then get to audition for placement in one of the departments at the school. That change has prompted disagreement among families of applicants. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 02, 2009
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Changes Bring Back Control, Respect At Rawson School In Hartford What a difference a school year can make. Six months ago, Rawson Elementary School on Holcomb Street was portrayed by parents, teachers and students as out of control. Today those issues and concerns have faded to an unpleasant memory, according to parents and school officials. Separating older students from younger ones at lunch was just one part of a plan to fix the problems at Rawson. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 15, 2010
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Changes for Rooftop Garden’s Next Season Recently, David McHale had the honor of symbolically opening the Connecticut Science Center’s rooftop garden for the 2012 season, for which Northeast Utilities with its $25,000 gift is its sponsor. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: May 23, 2012
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Changes Made In School Calendar School will begin before Labor Day in Hartford next school year, the traditional February break will move to the end of March and youngsters in grades 1 through 3 who are reading below grade level will have four weeks of mandatory summer school, the school board decided recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 21, 2007
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Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages This report uses data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau in the 1990 Decennial Census and the 2000 Decennial Census to investigate demographic and socioeconomic changes in the State of Connecticut between 1990 and 2000. The report focuses on age, race, income, educational attainment, home ownership, and the prevalence of poverty. Published by UCONN Center for Population Research ; Publication Date: October 2003
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/People/wsd_10_2003.asp Related Link(s): Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages: DataSets ; Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 2: The Five Connecticut's ; Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 2: The Five Connecticut's: Datasets

Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 2: The Five Connecticuts This report provides a detailed and more representative description of Connecticut demographics at the town level. Each town has been assigned to one of five town groups which reflect separate and distinct Connecticut's. Published by UCONN Center for Population Research ; Publication Date: May 2004
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/People/wsd_05_2004.asp Related Link(s): Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990 to 2000: Part 2: The Five Connecticuts: DataSets ; Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages ; Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990-2000: Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages - 1990-2000: DataSets

Charter Lesson: High Goals, Accountability Turn Schools Around Stefan Pryor starts his new job as Connecticut's education commissioner as a nationally recognized charter school champion. The co-founder of Amistad Academy in New Haven, however, rankles at this narrow view of him because it diminishes his vision for urban education reform. The problem is that the success of several of these Connecticut charters — independent, publicly funded, non-union operations — is too irresistible to ignore. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 28, 2011
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Charter School Closing Doors State officials scrambled recently to salvage the rest of the school year for students at a small Hartford charter school that closed its doors because it has run out of money. Officials of the Cross-Cultural Academy of Arts & Technology, an experimental school that opened in the fall of 2006, told parents the school could no longer afford to pay its teachers and would be closing with six weeks left in the regular school year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 5, 2007
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Charter School Enrollment Ready To Surge More students than ever are about to have the chance to enroll in a charter school in Connecticut. Not only has the State Board of Education approved increasing enrollment at the state’s 17 existing charter schools by 9 percent for the upcoming school year, but four new charter schools are also expected to open over the next two years. Published by CT Mirror ; Publication Date: July 02, 2013
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Charter School Expansion Approved More than 100 city parents who packed the Hartford Board of Education meeting recently got what they wanted: a high school for Achievement First Hartford Academy. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 18, 2012
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Charter School Group Gears Up To Lower Suspension Rate By employing a variety of strategies and staff such as behavior interventionists, Achievement First Bridgeport Academy has addressed student behavior issues. The public charter school has cut its rate of out-of-school suspensions by 64 percent in a single year and has never had in-school suspensions. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 08, 2013
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Charter School Model Not Permitted For Turnaround Schools In Latest Version of Education Bill Charter school advocates were stunned — and now are angry — that the latest proposal for education reform does not include charter schools as an acceptable model to turn around low-performing schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 01, 2012
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Charter School Needs License For Preschool, State Says After the last student filed out of Jumoke Academy for winter break, the school's chief executive, Michael Sharpe, stood in an empty classroom, shook his head and sighed with worry. The preschool that was launched in 2008 at Jumoke, a charter school on Blue Hills Avenue, is in jeopardy, as are the after-school enrichment and academic clubs. Recently, the state Department of Public Health issued an order to cease operations of the programs — all of which are considered "day care" under state law — because the school does not have a license for them. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 02, 2009
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Charter School Sought For City A school reform group that runs two successful New Haven charter schools, including the highly acclaimed Amistad Academy, is seeking to open a charter school in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 2, 2007
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Charter School Students Closing Achievement Gap Students at charter schools are making significant strides narrowing academic achievement gaps — between poor and affluent students, between urban and suburban schools and between minority and white students — according to a new analysis of the 2011 Connecticut Mastery Test released recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 27, 2011
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Charter Schools (Once Again) Line Up To Open In The State Despite daunting odds, 24 people have informed state officials they are interested in opening a new charter school in the state sometime in the next two school years. Published by CT Mirror ; Publication Date: January 09, 2013
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Charter Schools Changing Suspension Focus Achievement First had an important wake-up call last week when a state report included several of our public charter schools because of their high suspension rates — posing a direct challenge to our promise to provide an excellent education to all our students. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 16, 2013
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Charter Schools Vow To Broaden Their Enrollment State charter school advocates who gathered at the Legislative Office Building recently to voice their support for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed education package pledged to reach out to and include more students with disabilities and poor academic achievement in charter schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 09, 2012
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Charter Schools' Test Results May Aid 3 Urban Districts As academic goals for public schools continue to increase under federal guidelines, three urban districts in Connecticut might be helped this year by being able to include achievement test results of charter schools in their own results. A new pilot program, approved by the state legislature in 2007, allows Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven to combine their own schools' test results with those of charter schools in the cities. Typically, a charter school is considered to be its own district and its test scores are evaluated separately from the public schools'. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 05, 2008
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Chasing the American Dream: : Recent College Graduates and the Great Recession This report includes the results of a survey of graduates from four-year colleges and universities from the classes of 2006 through 2011. It documents the difficulties young people encountered as they entered a turbulent labor market and recession. (PDF document, 66 pages) Published by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ; Publication Date: May 2012
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Cheers This Time For Gay Kiss Roughly 400 students watched the anti-bullying musical, "Zanna, Don't!," that a week earlier spurred a walkout and national notoriety. Leadership Greater Hartford's Quest program partnered with the nonprofit True Colors to produce the play at Hartford High to promote tolerance for gay youth. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 21, 2011
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Chief Librarian's Retirement Leaves Void In Hartford Susan Campbell writes about Hartford's chief librarian, Louise Blalock, who soon will have more time for rowing on the Connecticut, spending time with her family and catching up on her reading. Her departure will leave a void at the top of an entity that could lead the way for Hartford, where illiteracy and poverty hover like twin vultures. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 14, 2008
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Child Poverty Council Initial Plan The Child Poverty Council, established by the Connecticut Legislature in 2004, is charged with recommending strategies to reduce child poverty by fifty percent within ten years. The report contains an inventory of current programs and 67 recommendations for consideration by the executive and legislative branch. (PDF file - 141 pages) Published by State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management ; Publication Date: January 2005
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Choice Of Hartford District To Run Magnet School At MCC Inflames Turf War Between Community College And CREC In a few short years, the Capitol Region Education Council's reach has expanded to thousands of Hartford students who attend its 15 magnet schools. Now the Hartford school system intends to leap outside city borders to take over one of them — the Great Path Academy, an interdistrict magnet high school at Manchester Community College that CREC has managed since 2004. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 31, 2012
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Choice Program Complicating School Selection Process Because of the new schools choice program in Hartford, all eighth-graders in the city are required to complete an application even if they choose to attend their neighborhood high school rather than an out-of-district school. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 12, 2009
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Choose Hartford School Spat A Healthy Sign In this editorial, the Hartford Courant expresses the opinion that though the language is a little extreme, the thrust of an ad campaign by Hartford administrators to keep students in city schools, and not have them sign up for regional magnet or suburban schools, is not at all inappropriate. Those options were created, in part, to spur competition. Well, the city schools are competing. If that's a problem, it's a better one than the city has had in the past. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 06, 2011
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Cinestudio Debuts Digital System With Hugo Cinestudio, the film theater at Trinity College, has raised the $200,000 to get the necessary equipment to go both digital and high-def and celebrated the new system on Saturday night, Oct. 27, 2012 with a gala event and a screening of Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated family action-adventure "Hugo." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 25, 2012
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Cities in Crisis: A Special Analytic Report on High School Graduation In this report, an analysis shows that high school graduation rates are 15 percentage points lower in the nation’s urban schools when compared with those located in the suburbs. Results show that graduation rates are considerably lower in the nation’s largest cities than they are in the average urban locale. The average graduation rate in the 50 largest U.S. cities is 52%. Although Hartford is not included in this report, using a similar method of calculation, Hartford’s graduation rate is 29%, as reported by the Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski for the 2005-2006 school year. Published by America’s Promise Alliance ; Publication Date: April 1, 2008
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Citizens Network The mission of the Network is to create a broad-based, non-partisan, diverse grassroots citizens organization, drawing together persons from every town in the Capitol Region to address collaboratively regional issues, problems, challenges, and opportunities. The web site includes information about the "Financing Local Education" Study Committee, contact information for Steering Committee Members, meeting minutes and agendas. Published by The Citizens Network ; Publication Date: 2005
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City And Suburban Kids Drawn To Horse Program Many children participated in this summer's session of City Slickers, a program that brings together city and suburban children ages 11 to 17 to learn to ride, feed and care for horses at Hillside Equestrian Meadows in Wolcott. They also participate in projects that help to improve their language and math skills. Funding is provided by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, local corporations and private donors. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 18, 2006
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City Celebrates School Construction Projects Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez celebrated the start of renovations to Rawson Elementary School with Blue Hills neighborhood residents. Rawson, once on the brink of closure, is part of a $280 million citywide school renovation project. Learn more in this October 7, 2004 Hartford Courant article. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 7, 2004
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City Defends Cafeterias Hartford school officials defended food safety in their cafeterias, and city health officials joined them in faulting a report rating Hartford last for food safety in a survey of 20 school districts nationwide. Loni M. Burt, Hartford's director of food services, said the report was based on unfair measurements and said the schools have never had a report of food-borne illnesses. City health officials, meanwhile, faulted the report for using a "model" health code while inspections in Connecticut are conducted under a state health code. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 1, 2007
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City Forum Hears Talk of Gun in Grade School An 11 year old boy has reportedly taken a gun to Fred D. Wish Elementary School with intent to shoot at another student. Discussion of the incident arose among local officials, concerned residents and a state Department of Children and Families official at an anti-violence forum in Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 29, 2005
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City Government Working for You, December 2009 A newsletter about city services and Hartford Public Schools from the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: December 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/city_gov_working_for_you_Dec_09.pdf

City Government Working for You, January 2010 A newsletter about city services and Hartford Public Schools from the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: January 2010
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City Government Working for You, November 2009 A newsletter about city services and Hartford Public Schools from the office of Mayor Eddie A. Perez. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: November 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/city_gov_working_for_you_Nov_09.pdf

City Government Working for You, October 2010 A newsletter about Mayor Pedro Segarra's accomplishments in his First 100 Days, including the Week of the Parks, and the opening of the Parker Memorial Community Center. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by City of Hartford, Office of the Mayor ; Publication Date: October 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/CityGovWorkingForYou_Oct_10.pdf

City Graduation Rate Rises To 60% On his last day in the school system, former Superintendent Steven Adamowski said that the city's graduation rate rose to 60 percent this year — about double the rate of five years ago but well behind the statewide average. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 28, 2011
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City Has New School Just for Jobs The federally funded Hartford Job Corps Academy, the second in Connecticut and the ninth in New England, will train up to 200 people at a time in manufacturing, carpentry, nursing, business technology and hospitality jobs. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 20, 2005
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City Has Schools Choice Jacqueline J. Jacoby, chairwoman of the University of New Haven school of education and former schools chief in Glastonbury, is expected to be named interim superintendent of schools in Hartford. Jacoby, 68, retired two years ago as superintendent in Glastonbury after serving 10 years. Her employment with Glastonbury dates to 1979, when she was hired as director of elementary curriculum. She was then assistant superintendent for 11 years and deputy superintendent for three years. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 1, 2006
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City Hires New Head Librarian Marian Amodeo, who has worked at the Newington library for 33 years, has been hired to run the day-to-day operations of the Hartford Public Library system. Amodeo, whose title will be chief public services officer, will essentially be the head librarian of Hartford's downtown library and its nine branches, the largest public library in the state. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 16, 2010
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City Living A Draw In a partnership between the University of Hartford - which has more students who need beds than beds to offer - and the developers of the Temple Street apartments at the old Sage-Allen building, a minimum of 136 students will eventually call downtown Hartford home. The project is still under construction, but the first students will begin moving in January 2007. The project will bring university students to live in the land of offices, high-end high-rises and downtown hope. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 11, 2006
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City Misses Target In Hiring The city is far short of meeting its goal for city residents working on the $1 billion public school renovation project - and many of those claiming to live in Hartford may not even be residents at all. Records show that 21.8 percent of the work is going to Hartford residents - far short of the city's goal of setting aside 30 percent. The targets are goals, not mandates. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 5, 2006
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City Needs A School SWAT Team Stan Simpson expresses the opinion that the latest round of test scores has reaffirmed that Hartford is arguably the lowest performing school district in Connecticut. He suggests creating an educational SWAT unit to institute best practices in improving test scores and education outcomes. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 16, 2006
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City Needs Diversity In Magnets As the latest rounds of negotiations continue in the decades-long Sheff v. O'Neill court case to desegregate Hartford schools, there is concern about how to attract more white suburban parents like the Komars to the new city magnet schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 05, 2008
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City Of Hartford Withdraws Its UConn Campus Relocation Proposal The city of Hartford has withdrawn its proposal for relocating the University of Connecticut’s West Hartford campus to now-vacant, city-owned land on the northern edge of downtown, according to a city official. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 17, 2013
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City Officials Consider Takeover Of Library System Hartford's mayor and city council leaders are so ticked off over the decision by the Hartford Public Library's board of directors to close two neighborhood branches that they're considering taking over the library system. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 17, 2008
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City Planning Program To Curb Teen Pregnancy With a teen pregnancy rate more than three times the state average, city and agency officials are planning an ambitious program to try to curb the problem. With a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the city's health and human services department and Office for Youth Services are collaborating on the effort with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and Hartford Action Plan. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 16, 2011
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City Plans Free Internet Access Hartford purchasing agents published a formal request recently for contractors who could create a wireless network citywide. The network, which would allow all residents free, high-speed access to the Web, could be up and running on a test basis as early as next summer. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 8, 2005
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City Poised For Learning Overhaul Over the past five years, more than $107 million has been spent making Hartford Public High School glimmer like new. There's a cavernous new media center, a field house with a soaring ceiling and clean, bright classrooms. But even broader changes are in the works for next year, when Superintendent Steven Adamowski's sweeping plan to remake Hartford schools takes hold. The plan is to divide Hartford Public into four or five academies, each with its own principal, teachers, theme, college-prep curriculum, uniforms, budget and building entrance. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 18, 2007
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City Proposes UConn Campus Relocation For Downtown North The city of Hartford has proposed that the University of Connecticut relocate its West Hartford campus to now-vacant, city-owned land on the northern edge of downtown. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 14, 2013
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City Ranks At Bottom Of Test List Hartford's troubled public schools, where a superintendent once vowed that students would "never be last again" in achievement scores, ranks last among the state's school districts in a wide range of test results released recently. The 24,000-student district was at or near the bottom of the list in reading, writing and mathematics in every grade tested earlier this year on the annual Connecticut Mastery Test. The test was given to third- through eighth-graders in school districts serving all of the state's 169 cities and towns. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 10, 2006
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City School Cafeteria Workers 'Devastated' by Layoffs Long-time workers receive lay-offs without warning. The school district says that it's a reorganization and that the workers can apply for similar positions. The local union comments. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 13, 2005
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City School Overhaul Advances Hartford's school board took a giant leap recently into what will be the redesigning of most of the school system when it approved initial plans to create four new schools and directed the superintendent to redesign four existing low-performing schools and close one elementary school in order to convert it into a magnet school. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 21, 2007
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City Schools Opening Some New Doors Monday, August 25, 2008, marked the first day of school for children across Hartford and in many cases, a day full of new things in a school system undergoing major changes. There are six new elementary schools in the district this year, including the Global Communications Academy. Other schools have been shut down because they were deemed too low-performing. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 26, 2008
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City Schools Tell Parents Not To Gamble With State Wait List As some Hartford parents consider whether to send their students to state magnet schools or keep them on a wait list, the city's public schools sent this message in a press release: Parents should "avoid the temptation to gamble with their children's future by putting them on a wait list for schools outside of the city after they have already been rejected in a lottery." Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: April 27, 2011
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City Schools' Great Untapped Resource: Parents Helen Ubiñas writes it's time for Hartford Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski to get creative and call on untapped resources: parents. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 19, 2009
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City Shows Off Plans For A New Weaver High School A substantially new Weaver High School would have academies in the culinary arts and hospitality, health sciences and possibly architecture. It would resemble a college campus, both in design and in a potential partnership with the neighboring University of Hartford. And this time, Weaver would have classroom windows, school officials said recently as they presented plans to overhaul the penitentiary-style building on Granby Street by the summer of 2015. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 03, 2010
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City Students Continue Progress On Mastery Test More of the city's younger students are achieving the state's performance goals in reading, math and writing, sustaining a trend of improvement for Hartford schools on the Connecticut Mastery Test, according to state data released recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 13, 2011
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City Students Need More Seats In Suburban Schools In this opinion piece, the authors suggest that the state must boost Open Choice, magnet schools, and other options to meet desegregation goals. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 04, 2010
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City Students Pick Out Holiday Gifts For Family Members At Maria Sanchez Elementary School, the recent "Holiday Shopping Spree," organized by physical education teacher Dave Anderson, was a first. The At the school's holiday bazaar Tuesday, the 500 students could pick from digital photo key chains, foot baths and slow-cookers. And all the gifts were free, donated by school staff and their friends. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 17, 2008
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City Teacher Of The Year Is Instrumental To Music Program Her ability to get students interested in music - and to maintain that interest - is one of the reasons Katharine Peet was named Hartford's teacher of the year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 28, 2007
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City Teachers Waiting For Overdue Pay More than 90 teachers at the former Burns and Milner elementary schools are waiting to be paid for working an extra hour each day. Under school redesigns implemented this year, the school hours were extended at the two elementary schools, which are now called the Academy for Latino Studies at Burns School and the Core Knowledge Academy at Milner School. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 01, 2008
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City Teachers, School Board Ratify Contract The Hartford teachers' union and the school board ratified a three-year contract for teachers that eliminates some of the more costly and unusual benefits and gives teachers modest raises each year. Raises will vary according to years of service, and the staff will pay more toward health costs. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 19, 2005
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City's Chief Academic Officer to Resign Penny MacCormack, the school system's chief academic officer and a major figure in Hartford's efforts at school reform, is resigning. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 08, 2011
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City's Life, And Lacks, Portrayed A group of Connecticut teenagers explored Hartford through the lenses of their cameras this summer and will share their perceptions of the capital city in an exhibit entitled "Stay! Perspectives of Hartford." Organized by The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum, the six-week neighborhood studio project brought together 10 teens from the Greater Hartford area to visit the city's neighborhoods and to learn about photography and how exhibits are created and installed. The program was funded by a grant from the Greater Hartford Arts Council. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 1, 2006
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City's School Choice Program Inspires Excitement, Skepticism At Hartford Board of Education events and meetings, the topic of school choice often is met with excited anticipation. New schools are opening around the city, replacing others that are failing, and district officials are busy collecting applications from parents who, for the first time, can choose any public school in the city for their children to attend next year. Among some parents, however, the conversation about school choice is marked by skepticism. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 12, 2008
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City's Top Teacher To Be Named Tonight One of three finalists was named the city's 2009 Teacher of the Year for public schools recently. The three under consideration are: Tamika Knight, a fourth-grade teacher at Henry C. Dwight Elementary School; Susannah McGlamery, a school counselor at Classical Magnet School; and Vivian Rivera-Jeffrey, a K-2 special education teacher at Burns Latino Studies Academy. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 27, 2009
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City, UConn Mending Rift The city is forging a stronger partnership with the University of Connecticut. That was the message that came out of a private meeting Wednesday among city officials and UConn leaders. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 15, 2013
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Class Cutters Beware Hartford Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts, who became the city's police chief in July, has initiated a program to find children who should be in school and make sure they get to class. He has assigned two detectives - one in the North End and the other in the South End - to seek out children who are chronically absent and investigate the reasons for their truancy. Patrol officers throughout the city are also being told to pick up such children and return them to school. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 14, 2006
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Class Divide: Single-Sex Schoolrooms Take Off Spurred in part by a recent clarification of federal discrimination regulations, the numbers of single-sex classes and schools are increasing rapidly. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 12, 2007
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Class of '99: Short Circuit Ten young men graduated from Prince Tech's electrical shop five years ago. Today, there isn't a licensed electrician among them. In some ways, that failure is a failure of their school, and a consequence of the global marketplace. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 13, 2005
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Classes, Concerts, Candidate Forums: Hartford's Public Library A Real Civic Center Bringing people to the Hartford Public Library is something CEO Matthew Poland and his staff have gotten very good at. The Library offers a remarkable array of classes, concerts, readings and lectures. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 08, 2012
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Classical Class When Hartford Symphony Orchestra conductor Edward Cumming turned to face the audience, he'd speak with the poise and natural ease of a seasoned teacher. As luck would have it, that is his new calling. After a stellar nine-year career as the music director of the symphony, Mr. Cumming announced that he will stay in the Hartford area and join the faculty of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 20, 2011
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Classical Magnet Principals Transferred In a message to the Classical Magnet School community, Principal Timothy Sullivan explained how he hopes to be supported as he and Elaine Papas, the Assistant Principal, are transferred by Superintendent Kishimoto to another school in the district. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: February 06, 2012
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Classroom Discrepancy Schools in Connecticut's poorest cities and towns face some of education's toughest challenges but often hire the state's least experienced teachers, a new study says. Many of those school districts get off to a late start in filling teaching vacancies each year, and, as a result, must choose from a thinner, less qualified applicant pool, according to a study by the nonprofit Connecticut Center for School Change. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 2, 2006
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Cleanup Planned At Hartford's Burns School On Saturday Superintendent Christina Kishimoto appointed Tim Sullivan as interim principal of the Burns School in early February 2012, an abrupt leadership change that was criticized because he was a well-liked and successful principal at Classical Magnet School. But Sullivan said he welcomed the challenge and believes changing Burns' environment is a step toward turning around the school. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 09, 2012
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Closing Achievement Gap Is Education Committee Priority Closing the achievement gap and raising overall student performance within tight budget constraints are among the top priorities the legislature's education committee set for itself during its first meeting. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 11, 2011
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Closing Library Branches Was Painful, Necessary This year, given the deepest budget cuts the library have ever faced, the board of directors of the Hartford Public Library was forced to make painful decisions regarding library services and hours. One of the board members writes, “We do not make these decisions lightly. We recognize the important role the library plays in the city and are proud that our delivery of quality services has made the library so vital to our community.” Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 07, 2008
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Closing the Achievement Gap: Early Reading Success and Connecticut’s Economic Future This report provides a close look at what we want children to know and be able to do as young readers and as members of Connecticut’s future workforce. In order to close the gap, state policymakers, school administrators, teachers, and parents must work together to implement coherent educational policies and practices. (PDF document, 32 pages) Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services ; Publication Date: September 2010
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Closing the Doors Connecticut state budget woes are likely to block a progressive school from opening this fall. Achievement First Hartford was to have opened in the former Mark Twain school, but not without $2.1 million from the state. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: June 12, 2008
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CMT And CAPT Scores Are Here The results from the 2013 CMT and CAPT tests were made public last week. One look at the summary data reveals students struggled to make gains. The problem with that is Hartford students are still not performing as well as other students across the state. This is how the comparison is made and why we have the term “achievement gap”. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: August 22, 2013
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CMT Results: State Improved Overall Poor and minority students improved their performance on the Connecticut Mastery Test slightly in 2010, with bigger gains in Hartford and New Haven, helping to narrow the state's academic achievement gap, the worst in the nation. But they still lag at least 30 points behind their more affluent and white counterparts. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 16, 2010
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Coaching Parents Community organizer Janice Flemming stands at a Weaver High School classroom chalkboard, scribbling notes about a recent forum the school's PTO hosted. The weekly leadership training session at Weaver resembles an athletic team analyzing its performance after a big game. Flemming is the coach; the PTO parents, the players. And the game is navigating the city's changing school system. Using curriculum she developed to help empower parents, Flemming has been consulting with different PTO groups for the past year. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 16, 2009
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Coalition Protests Trinity Project A coalition of contractors, union and business leaders have accused Trinity College of not using enough local and minority-owned businesses on a new $20 million sports complex. A Trinity spokeswoman said Trinity went with the lowest construction bidder. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 2, 2005
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Collaboration Brings New School To Asylum Hill On the lower level of Asylum Hill Congregational Church a new school is taking shape. The School for Young Children on Asylum Hill initially will serve children 6 weeks to 5 years old and is expected to attract both city and suburban families. The preschool, scheduled to open in September 2006, is the first phase of a school project that by 2008 will grow to include children up to fourth grade. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 17, 2006
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College Bill Vise Only Tightens A recent report that found annual tuition costs continue to outpace inflation at America's four-year colleges comes as troublesome - but not surprising - news to those already paying the bills. College is a growing financial burden for families across the nation as prices rise while federal scholarships and grants fail to keep pace with inflation, the College Board said in its annual report on college costs. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 25, 2006
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College Enrollment In State Hits Record High Higher education enrollment in Connecticut hit a record high this fall, driven largely by increased attendance at public colleges and universities and record enrollments at 14 schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 20, 2008
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College Enrollment Soars In Connecticut Driven by substantial increases in the number of students attending two-year community colleges, enrollment in the state's public and private colleges and universities grew by 3.6 percent this fall, reaching a record high of 191,227. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 21, 2009
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College Grads Struggle To Find Jobs In Chosen Fields Earning a college degree is still the best way to avoid unemployment. But the number of recent college grads who can't find work, or who can find only part-time retail or restaurant jobs that don't require an education, grew by more than 70 percent from 2009-2011. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 23, 2011
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College Promise Turning Schools, Town Around In this editorial, the Courant supports the efforts of State Representative Kelvin Roldan to establish Connecticut Promise Zones, modeled on an innovative program from Kalamazoo, Michigan, which provides full college scholarships to residents who meet requirements. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 27, 2008
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College Students Rally At Capitol To Support Education Reform About 60 college students rallied at the state Capitol recently to support education reform as part of a national non-profit group called Students for Education Reform. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 19, 2012
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College To Add Magnet High School College-level courses, personal laptops and a new building on the banks of the Connecticut River — these are among the educational offerings promised at a new magnet high school set to open at the Goodwin College campus soon. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 14, 2010
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College: A No-Brainer No Longer Rick Green asks high school graduates to pause and think about what they want to accomplish, given the mounting cost of college. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 20, 2008
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Coltsville Deserves To Become A National Park Rick Green comments that Coltsville is our Grand Canyon, an Old Faithful in the Connecticut River Valley. It is our almost National Park in Hartford. It could also be another lost Hartford dream. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 04, 2009
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Coming To Bridge The Gap Twenty-five young educators who will start a minimum two-year stint teaching in Hartford this fall for the nonprofit educational organization Teach for America. The 17-year-old organization matches top college graduates with struggling inner-city schools to eliminate the achievement gap. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 16, 2007
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Comment Raises Eyebrows Hartford Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski told state officials recently that magnet schools - the cornerstone of ongoing desegregation efforts in the region - are falling short of their goal and that "there is no research to suggest that minority students will do better by sitting next to a white student." The comment prompted a sharp response from desegregation advocates. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 04, 2007
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Commission Gets No-Child Earful A national panel came to St. Joseph College in West Hartford recently for the second in a series of hearings across the nation on the controversial law, the centerpiece of President Bush's school reform agenda. Some of the harshest criticism of the law has come from Connecticut, the only state to sue the federal government over the law, contending it is too costly. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 10, 2006
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Commission Hears Ideas On Closing Educational Achievement Gap A governor's commission recently heard dozens of ideas for solving the state's education achievement gap, including suggestions that Connecticut form regional school districts and change the formula for distributing state money. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 20, 2010
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Commissioner, Let's Build A Better School-Rating System State Commissioner of Education Stephen Pryor unveiled Connecticut's "School Performance Index" (SPI) website earlier this year. But, if the Commissioner wants to engage the public more effectively in education reform, then one simple step -- among other, more substantive ones -- is to create better information tools that offer more meaningful comparisons of Connecticut's public schools, drawing upon lessons learned from the Smart Choices site developed at Trinity College. Published by CT Mirror ; Publication Date: December 28, 2012
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Commissioner: What Education Reform Means Stefan Pryor, commissioner of the state Department of Education, writes that the Connecticut General Assembly recently passed, and Gov.Dannel P. Malloy signed, one of the most comprehensive pieces of education legislation this state has seen in a generation. The law is a victory for our state's students, parents, teachers and administrators. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 25, 2012
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Committee OKs Raising Drop-Out Age To 18 The legislature's appropriations committee approved a controversial bill to increase the high school drop-out age to 18, starting July 1, 2011. Proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the bill is designed to keep students in school and prohibits them from withdrawing until they are 18, a change from the current drop-out age of 16. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 27, 2011
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Community College Gets Green Light For Expansion Capital Community College recently got a long-awaited go-ahead to expand, and $5.5 million to do so — a welcome development for a school that's taken to holding classes in conference rooms in its crowded downtown building. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 26, 2008
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Community Colleges Breathe Easier Michael Meotti, the interim president of the new Board of Regents for Higher Education, told community college trustees recently that none of the 12 community colleges will close despite budget cutbacks and the reorganization of higher education. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 19, 2011
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Community Colleges Confront A Surge In Enrollment The weakened economy, the tail end of a demographic bulge in young adults and the increasing recognition of the need for post-high school education converged to swell enrollment figures by 10.9 percent in the state's community college system compared with fall 2008. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 07, 2009
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Community Colleges Leader, Legislator Say Plan First For Higher Education The state's chancellor of the community college system and a co-chairwoman of the higher education committee say that the state should develop a strategic plan before trying to restructure higher education. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 03, 2011
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Community Colleges Provide Second Chance Rick Green writes that what unemployed Connecticut residents are finding — at a community college — is a lesson for the entire state as Connecticut struggles to maintain a skilled workforce. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 28, 2009
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Community Colleges Under Strain In a scene being played out across community colleges across the state system, enrollments at the 12 schools jumped 5.5 percent in the fall — total enrollments cracked 50,000 for the first time — as a suffering economy forces students to explore cheaper higher education alternatives. The system has also seen an increase in laid off workers heading back to school to make themselves more attractive to employers. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: April 06, 2009
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Community Connections: Wadsworth, Library Up For Major Award Decades ago, neither the Hartford Public Library nor the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art had much of an impact on Hartford, if truth be told. Today, both institutions have changed so dramatically that they have been named finalists for a prestigious national award for community engagement. The library and the museum are among 33 finalists across the country for the National Medal, awarded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for "significant and exceptional contributions to their communities." Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 05, 2013
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Community Dialogue Action Group Update Video A video of the program, Community Dialogue Action Group Update, held on December 4, 2012 at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: December 4, 2012
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Community Dialogues on Adult Learning As over ninety people filed into the Hartford Public Library atrium, they were greeted by the aroma of vegetable pakora, a welcome alternative to the standard satisfying-but-dull sandwiches; a pianist played tunes to create an inviting mood for the Community Dialogue Kick-off Event last week. Starting the week of April 9th, the Community Dialogues, a series of group discussions among immigrants and the receiving community, began. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: March 26, 2012
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Community Meeting Set Wednesday To Discuss Hartford's Milner School School officials have planned a community meeting to pitch their proposed Milner School partnership with Jumoke Academy. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 29, 2012
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Community Organizers Seek To Train New Neighborhood Leaders In Hartford The Hartford Areas Rally Together advocacy group is looking to bolster its ranks of neighborhood volunteers with a new academy that will teach residents the basics of community organizing. The purpose is to develop a "pipeline" of leaders who could become the next wave of community organizers in Hartford, said Mayra Esquilin, HART's executive director. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 08, 2013
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Community Partners in Action Community Partners in Action, Inc., is a non-profit criminal rehabilitation organization building community by providing services that promote accountability, dignity, and restoration for people affected by the Criminal Justice System. The web site includes information on current and past programs like alternative incarceration, transitional housing, day incarceration, young offender, work release, resettlement, substance abuse and mental health, juvenile detention center for girls, fatherhood, education, HIV/AIDS, and ECHO (Education Can Help Outcomes). Publication Date: 2005
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Community Schools Educate the Whole Child Hartford is home to seven Community Schools. The Hartford Community Schools received the national excellence award recently, highlighting Hartford’s level of commitment and implementation of this reform model. Published by The Hartford News ; Publication Date: May 16, 2013
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Company That Managed Construction Of Hartford Schools May Not Get 2nd Chance When Diggs Construction got the job to manage construction for the city school system in 2001, the support of the city's African-American Alliance was crucial. Now, nearly nine years later, the city is getting ready to build four more schools and needs a program manager to lead the effort. And, just as he did in 2001, Dale Diggs has gone to the African-American Alliance and asked for its endorsement. This time, though, he got a different response. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 12, 2009
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Competence Comes in All Colors A recent Hartford Courant article jolted readers with the provocative headline "Can Whites Teach Blacks?" a reaction to the turmoil that overtook Simpson-Waverly Classical Magnet School in Hartford this year. Several months after the school was heralded as a model for its efforts to reduce the racial achievement gap, its retiring and popular black principal was replaced by a white principal. Acrimony stirred when she filled all the vacancies on the diverse staff with white teachers, giving rise to internal concerns that she held African Americans in low regard. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 20, 2005
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Competition in Education Eludes Hartford’s Model It’s September now, so the game of Musical Chairs is probably over for Hartford school kids. The chaotic, restrictive educational marketplace that greeted the Hartford kids offered up the “local” school, a different “local” school, a magnet school, a charter school, private schools, and, in small dollops, seats in suburban public schools. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: October 03, 2011
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Complaint Filed by the State of Connecticut Against the Federal Government Over Unfunded Mandates Under the NCLB Act The complaint filed in U.S. District Court against the U.S. government concerning unfunded mandates under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The state alleges that it has requested waivers from meeting the requirements of the act, and that the requests have been denied. (PDF File, 29 pages) Publication Date: August 22, 2005
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Complaint: Immigrants Ill-Served In City Schools The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will investigate allegations that there is a lack a lack of proper curriculum and support, particularly for recent arrivals from Somalia, Liberia, Cuba, Afghanistan and other countries in Hartford Public Schools. Civil rights investigators will investigate claims by The Center for Children's Advocacy that the school district has placed non-English speakers in inappropriate classes, given them outdated textbooks and left them without necessary support, such as special education classes. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 31, 2007
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Completing The Transition In this editorial, the Hartford Courant expresses the opinion that Pedro Segarra Hartford's mayor doesn't have to be a school board member, too. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 06, 2010
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Comprehensive High School Is A Smart Choice Choice has become a buzzword in education, and even in these difficult times millions of dollars are being spent to expand choice for some students. At the same time, comprehensive high schools, which can and do offer true choice to all of their students, are operating with continuously decreasing resources. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 20, 2011
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Concern At And Around Burns School Two incidents outside a Hartford school recently have administrators, police, and politicians concerned about neighborhood safety. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: October 27, 2010
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Concern Expressed Over Hartford School Leadership Instability Not long after the board of education rejected Superintendent Christina Kishimoto's bid for a contract extension, board members pledged their commitment to the city's ambitious education reform plan. But school advocates and state and local officials have expressed concern over the leadership change, saying it could delay reform efforts as a new superintendent gets up to speed. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 23, 2013
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Conflicts of Interest on Board of Education The Hartford City Council recently discussed replacing those appointed to the Board of Education. Israel Flores, Ada Miranda, Pamela Richmond, and David MacDonald — all appointed by former Mayor Perez — were up for replacement, as is Sharon Patterson-Stallings, who was appointed by Segarra. Before this could be passed through, City Council had to weigh in on a matter for which former Mayor Perez received much criticism: conflicts of interest, especially those that present themselves by one individual holding two or more positions in City government. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: January 19, 2012
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ConnCAN School and District Report Cards This website provides report cards on all 1,000 Connecticut Schools and 160+ school districts. It provides profiles, performance information and rankings for schools and districts. Published by ConnCAN
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ConnCAN's New Statewide Database Details Teachers' Contracts By School District A new interactive database offers details and analysis of teachers' contracts for almost every local education agency in the state, reporting on salary levels, class size limits, performance pay, sick days and other factors. The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, known as ConnCAN, compiled the data from 173 of the 174 school districts, including traditional public school districts, regional districts, charter schools and the state vocational-technical high school system. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 20, 2012
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_062012.asp

ConnCan: Great Schools for All The website of ConnCan, an outreach, education, and research organization with an active member network of parents, teachers, students, and business and community leaders across Connecticut. Its goal is to provide every child with a great public school, thereby closing the achievement gap between rich and poor students. Published by ConnCan
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Education/conncan.asp

ConnCAN: State's Achievement Gap Lasts Through 12th Grade Connecticut's academic achievement gap lasts all the way through senior year of high school and remains the largest in the nation, a school reform group says. ConnCAN, an education advocacy group, said its analysis shows that the state's low-income and minority 12th-graders performed about three grade levels behind their white, middle-class peers on national test results released recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 25, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_112510.asp

Connecticut Academic Performance Test, Spring 2007 Results, Hartford Public Schools The 2007 preliminary results for the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) given to 10th graders in the Hartford Public Schools are presented in this .pdf version of a Powerpoint presentation. The three schools with the most significant overall gains are University High School of Science & Engineering, Capital Preparatory Magnet School, and Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School. (PDF document, 13 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools ; Publication Date: August 23, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/CAPT_2007.pdf

Connecticut Businesses Offer Funding, Inspiration To Science Center The Connecticut Science Center has a broader, more ambitious mission than representing homegrown science and technology industries. It aims to inspire interest in scientific inquiry and a sense of wonder about its possibilities. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 07, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/downtowndevelopment/htfd_courant_060709_1.asp

Connecticut Calls New U.S. Education Standards A Good Match Proposed national education standards that, for example, would expect kindergartners to count by tens and eighth-graders to explain the Pythagorean theorem probably would not pose problems for most Connecticut students, state education officials said recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 12, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_031210.asp

Connecticut Cities Gain From New Pool Of Young Teachers The upside of this grim recession is we now have thousands of graduates from top colleges rethinking their career choices. It could transform public education. Instead of Citibank or law school, it is classrooms in Hartford, New Haven and cities all over the country where they want to be, according to Teach for America, a national organization leading the charge. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 09, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_010909.asp

Connecticut Communities Struggle With No Child Law Across the state, about 42 percent of Connecticut public schools failed to make "adequate yearly progress" toward performance standards required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.. That list, which can lead to the "needs improvement" designation, includes about 100 more schools than last year, reflecting higher standards this year. In all, 349 of the state's 805 elementary and middle schools failed to make "adequate yearly progress," as did 59 of the state's 182 high schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 11, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_091108.asp

Connecticut Court Considers: What Is A Good Education? Simon Bernstein sat in the front row of the courtroom recently as state Supreme Court justices, an assistant attorney general and two law students grappled over the meaning of his words. Back in 1965, Bernstein had been largely responsible for crafting an article added to the state constitution guaranteeing "free public elementary and secondary schools." A former Hartford alderman and Bloomfield school board member, Bernstein's experience with local school funding debates had convinced him of the need to make education a fundamental right. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 23, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_042308.asp

Connecticut Department Of Education Threatens To Fine Hartford School System The state Department of Education has threatened to levy fines against the city school system after failing, despite repeated attempts, to determine the job descriptions and qualifications of three people hired this summer. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 30, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_103009_1.asp

Connecticut Early Care and Education Progress Report 2012 In November 2010, Governor Dannel Malloy was elected on a platform that included a strong commitment to early care and education. That spring, he and the legislature passed the FY 12-13 budget, which was careful to preserve most early care and education programs. This report looks at the amount of spending on early care and education, the number of children served, which children are being served, and the quality of those services in FY 12 (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012), the first full fiscal year of Governor Malloy’s administration. (PDF document, 96 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: May 2013
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/CTEarlyCareandEducProgressRpt2012.pdf

Connecticut Early Care and Education Progress Report, 2009 This report seeks to answer the questions: What has Connecticut done thus far to address the need for quality early child care and education; and are Connecticut’s efforts improving children’s readiness for school? (PDF document, 48 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/EarlyChildhoodProgress09.pdf

Connecticut Education Data and Research This web page connects you to a wide variety of data on education in Connecticut, from Advanced Placement participation to Teacher Salaries. Published by Connecticut State Department of Education
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/wsd_csde.asp

Connecticut Erotica Authors Predict Boost From Fifty Shades It's that steamy time of year again, when there's lots of hot reading going on in lawn chairs and at the beaches. Of course, this summer's adult buzz is fueled by E.L. James erotic trilogy, "Fifty Shades of Grey" and local authors see it as a gateway book to greater popularity for erotica and romance novels. These red hot reads are courtesy of a group of Connecticut authors who belong to the state chapter of Romance Writers of America. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 31, 2012
Document Link: /issues/documents/literacy/htfd_courant_053112.asp

Connecticut Forum Hosts Debate On School Reform Superstar school reformers went toe to toe with a national teachers' union leader in a debate hosted by the Connecticut Forum at the Bushnell recently over how to improve schools and evaluate teachers. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 11, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_111110.asp

Connecticut Gets Federal Education Reprieve Connecticut is one of eight states to be granted a waiver from the mandates of the federal No Child Left Behind education law. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: May 29, 2012
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/jcohen_052912.asp

Connecticut Graduation Rates Not As Good As Thought, Tracking System Shows A new tracking system has found that the high school graduation rate in Connecticut is much worse than thought, with only 79.3 percent of students getting their diploma in four years in 2009. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 24, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_032410.asp

Connecticut History on the Web This web site is devoted to providing history and social studies teachers and their students with materials and lessons on various topics on Connecticut history. Published by Mark Williams, History Teacher, Loomis Chaffee School
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/History/ct_history_on_web.asp

Connecticut History Online: Photographs, Drawings and Prints about Connecticut History The CHO website currently contains about 14,000 images of photographs, drawings and prints which may be searched or browsed in a variety of ways, including by keyword, subject, creator, title and date. Geographical sites may be searched using a Digital Geographic Locator developed by the University of Connecticut's Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC). Descriptions of the images are provided in detailed catalog records. Online learning tools created especially for middle and high school students provide suggestions for interpreting and exploring the database. Additional lesson plans, activities and photo essays designed by teacher advisors and educational consultants will be added in the future. Published by Connecticut Historical Society and others ; Publication Date: 2001
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/History/wsd_2001.asp

Connecticut Joins Effort To Boost College Graduation Rates Forty-six percent of young adults in Connecticut — aged 24 to 34 — have a college degree from a two- or four-year school, but experts say that percentage is likely to decline over the next two decades unless something is done to reverse the trend. Recently, Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced that the state has joined 16 other states in working with a new national nonprofit organization, Complete College America — funded by groups including The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — to boost the number of students who graduate. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 03, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_030310.asp

Connecticut Lags In Growth Rate In Post-Secondary Degrees Connecticut ranks seventh in the nation in the percentage of students with post-secondary degrees, but what alarms education officials is that the rate at which that percentage is growing is well behind that of many states, including those in New England. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 20, 2011
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_012011.asp

Connecticut Mastery Test, Spring 2007 Results, Hartford Public Schools The 2007 preliminary results for the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) given to 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders in the Hartford Public Schools are presented in this .pdf version of a Powerpoint presentation. The three schools with the most significant overall gains are Betances, Burr, and Naylor Schools. (PDF document, 10 pages) Published by Hartford Public Schools ; Publication Date: July 25, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/CMT_2007.pdf

Connecticut Mirror Education Forum on the Achievement Gap Video A video of the Connecticut Mirror Forum on the Achievement Gap held at the Hartford Public Library on October 22, 2012. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: October 22, 2012
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_10_22_2012.asp

Connecticut Participating In Educational Pilot Program For High School Students Connecticut will join seven other states in a voluntary pilot program that could eventually allow some high school students to graduate after their sophomore year and attend community college. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 18, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_021810.asp

Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework The Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework is a curriculum-embedded tool for assessing 3- and 4-year-old children in their preschool classrooms. It was developed to be a companion to the Connecticut Preschool Curriculum Framework (1999) and articulates comprehensive performance standards or learning outcomes. (PDF Document, 118 pages) Published by State of Connecticut State Board of Education ; Publication Date: 2005
Document Link: /issues/wsd/familiesandchildren/preschool_assessment_framework.pdf

Connecticut Promise Zones State Representative Kelvin Roldan has proposed a bill in the Connecticut General Assembly to implement an innovative program to provide scholarships for public higher education modeled on one developed in Kalamazoo Michigan. Connecticut Promise Zones would allow local communities to raise bond funds to pay for scholarships for local students. The three documents linked below include the letter from Representative Roldan to the General Assembly, a copy of the text of the raised bill, and an editorial from the Hartford Courant supporting the legislation. Publication Date: February 28, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/education/wsd_030508.asp

Connecticut Promise Zones Video A video of the April 9, 2008 community program, Connecticut Promise Zones, which was held at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: April 9, 2008
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Videos/wsd_04_09_2008.asp

Connecticut Receives NCLB Waiver: Relief or Fuss? This afternoon Governor Malloy and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Connecticut will receive a waiver exempting Connecticut from fulfilling some of the mandates under No Child Left Behind (reauthorization of ESEA). Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: May 29, 2012
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/realhtfd_052912.asp

Connecticut Schools Failing Gifted Students In this opinion piece, the authors state that Newsweek recently published its annual list of the best high schools in the country and not a single Connecticut school made it into the top 100. Although this is not necessarily an indictment of our high schools, it is a symptom of a greater problem — Connecticut does not make excellence in education a priority. No population understands this more acutely than the families of our state's gifted and talented students. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 02, 2011
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_070211.asp

Connecticut Schools Get Their Report Cards This Week The Connecticut Mastery Test scores that were recently released gave school officials and teachers a snapshot of how well they're doing. Parents and teachers can use the state data from the tests that students took last March to see how their town's schools stack up against other towns' and see how students are doing grade by grade. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 28, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/region/htfd_courant_072809.asp

Connecticut Schools: Student Population Smaller, Poorer And More Diverse A wide-ranging report on the state of education in Connecticut shows that enrollment in public schools has dropped over the past five years, while the number of Latino and poor students has risen. The report, released by the state Department of Education, also shows that more students than ever are taking Advanced Placement courses. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 06, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_100610.asp

Connecticut Science Center In Hartford To Open Friday This week, more than a decade after Adriaen's Landing was proposed, the "attraction" in the original plan opened as the Connecticut Science Center, the latest piece of the state's effort to jump-start its capital city. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 07, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/downtowndevelopment/htfd_courant_060709.asp

Connecticut Science Center Sees First Year As Success, Despite Budget Hits After nearly a decade of planning, fundraising and construction, the doors opened in June 2009 at the Connecticut Science Center, a project envisioned as the crown jewel of the Adriaen's Landing downtown redevelopment project. As the science center celebrated its first anniversary, it has been a success. The number of visitors, even during a poor economy, helped the center remain in the black and on budget this fiscal year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 13, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/downtowndevelopment/htfd_courant_061310.asp

Connecticut Science Center Still Litigating Faulty Roof It's been about three years since the Connecticut Science Center sued some of the contractors who built it, looking to recoup some of the money it lost from a faulty roof. The science center has resolved some -- but not all -- of those claims. Published by Capital Region Report, Jeff Cohen @ WNPR ; Publication Date: December 04, 2012
Document Link: /issues/documents/downtowndevelopment/jcohen_120412.asp

Connecticut Shocked At Scores On ACT College Admission Test Results from the 2008 ACT college admission test show that many Connecticut high school seniors are "appallingly" unprepared for college-level work, according to a state report. Of the 8,159 students who took the test, 35 percent of white seniors, 18 percent of Hispanics and 9 percent of African Americans were ready for college-level work. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 27, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_032709.asp

Connecticut State Universities Raising Admission Standards Concerned that many freshmen arrive on campus poorly prepared for college classes, Connecticut State University System trustees voted Thursday to raise academic admission standards for students starting in 2015. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 13, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_031309.asp

Connecticut Student Assessment: Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) Online Reports An online tool which can be used to view Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT). This website is designed to provide educators, parents and the general public with student performance results tests at the school, district and state levels. The powerful tools in this website may be used to create reports, graphs, and external data files. Published by Connecticut State Department of Education
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/wsd_041510.asp

Connecticut Technical Schools Scrambling To Make Adjustments After Layoffs Connecticut's technical high schools lost roughly 10 percent of their teachers in the state retirement incentive program, leaving gaping holes in many trade shops and classrooms statewide. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 13, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/region/htfd_courant_071309.asp

Connecticut's Blueprint for Reading Achievement: The Report of the Early Reading Success Panel A report of the Early Reading Success Panel, who's state-mandated goal was to identify the professional development for teachers, school administrators, and school librarians K-3 necessary for reading success. The focus is on urban and priority schools, but is relevant to all citizens of Connecticut. This is a very large document, which is divided into multiple chapters for ease in viewing. Published by Connecticut State Department of Education ; Publication Date: 2000
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/wsd_2000.asp

Connecticut's Class of 2010: College Enrollment Statistics Reflect Achievement Gap A statistical portrait of which Connecticut high school seniors went on to college last year reflects the state's persistent achievement gap between lower-income students and their more affluent classmates, as well as a striking gender gap. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 27, 2011
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_042711_3.asp

Connecticut's College Enrollment Tops 200,000 Mark For the first time ever, enrollment in Connecticut's public and private colleges and universities broke 200,000 this fall, driven by soaring numbers at community colleges and at eight of the state's private colleges, including four for-profit schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 17, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_111710.asp

Connecticut's Graduation Rate Slips The percent of high school students who graduate high school on time in Connecticut continued to slip, the U.S. Department of Education reported recently. Published by CT Mirror ; Publication Date: January 22, 2013
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/ct_mirror_012213.asp

Connecticut's Much-Delayed In-School Suspension Law Has July 1 Start Despite a last-ditch effort to postpone it again, a 2007 state law that requires students to serve suspensions in school rather than at home is scheduled to take effect July 1, 2010. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 16, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_041610.asp

Connecticut’s Challenge: Preparing Our Workforce – Strengthening Our Community Colleges This report examines the important role Connecticut community colleges play in preparing adult workers for the jobs of the future. It asserts that to stay competitive with other states and other countries, Connecticut’s academic vision must encompass working adults who need basic education, skills upgrading, or an Associate’s degree to improve their ability to meet the demands of a skilled workforce. (PDF document, 44 pages) Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services ; Publication Date: September 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/CTsChallenge.pdf

Connecting the Dots: Growth, Work and Prosperity The purpose of Connecting the Dots is to illustrate the interconnection among working families, Connecticut’s prosperity, and the state’s economic future. It is also a call for new ideas and policies which foster that interconnection and support the interests of all sectors of society. The key points include the following: To ensure the state’s long-term economic health, Connecticut leaders must address an array of issues that traditionally have not been directly associated with the economy. To solve Connecticut’s economic, workforce, and social problems, stakeholders from business, labor, nonprofits, municipal and state government, philanthropy, faith-based organizations, academia, and communities must be at the planning table. To guarantee success, poverty reduction and revitalization of core cities must be components of our economic development plan. (PDF document, 56 pages) Published by Connecticut Association for Human Services ; Publication Date: December 31, 2007
Document Link: /issues/wsd/EconomicDevelopment/2007KCReportConnectingtheDots.pdf

Conservatory Teaches Recording Arts, Piano Tech John Bolduc, the dean of recording arts for The Hartford Conservatory, prepares students for a variety of jobs ranging from producing music to starting studios to scoring films and television shows. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: November 17, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/artsandculture/hbj_111708.asp

Construction Institute Adds Branches To Knowledge Tree The Construction Institute, the 35-year-old industry non-profit operating out of the University of Hartford, is expanding its mantra of collaboration and education this fall into Fairfield County and then beyond via the Internet. These are the baby steps for the Construction Institute on its way to eventually setting up branches and offices throughout the country, creating a knowledge network to improve the construction industry through enhanced cohesiveness and knowledge, said executive director William Cianci. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: May 24, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/economicdevelopment/hbj_052410.asp

Consultant Says Suburban Kids Are Favored So Far Many of the magnet school openings sought by minority parents in Hartford are going instead to black and Hispanic families from the suburbs, according to a school desegregation expert who testified in court. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 17, 2002
Document Link: /issues/documents/educationfunding/htfd_courant_041702.asp

Consultants At Jobs Summit: Be Like North Carolina Be like North Carolina. That advice emerged as a theme at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's jobs summit when leaders discussed which road Connecticut should take after 22 years of no net job growth. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 06, 2011
Document Link: /issues/documents/employment/htfd_courant_100611.asp

Contract Still An Issue With only a few days until July 1, presumably the day that Christina Kishimoto will take over as the city's new superintendent of schools, she has no contract with the board of education. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 28, 2011
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_062811.asp

Coordination of Adult Literacy Programs: Findings and Recommendations The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee voted in April 2006 to conduct a study of the coordination of adult literacy programs. The study focused on: a) examining how adult literacy services are funded, delivered, and overseen in Connecticut; b) determined if the state’s current system for providing adult literacy programs is efficient and effective and, c) what, if any, improvements in coordination are needed. This document includes the findings and recommendations resulting from the study. Published by Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee ; Publication Date: December 14, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Literacy/wsd_091906.asp

Coordination of Adult Literacy Programs: Key Findings and Recommendations The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee voted in April 2006 to conduct a study of the coordination of adult literacy programs. The study focused on: a) examining how adult literacy services are funded, delivered, and overseen in Connecticut; b) determined if the state’s current system for providing adult literacy programs is efficient and effective and, c) what, if any, improvements in coordination are needed. This document reports the key findings and recommendations resulting from the study. (PDF document, 5 pages) Published by Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee ; Publication Date: December 14, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Literacy/wsd_091906.asp

Coordination of Adult Literacy Programs: Scope of Study The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee voted in April 2006 to conduct a study of the coordination of adult literacy programs. The study focused on: a) examining how adult literacy services are funded, delivered, and overseen in Connecticut; b) determined if the state’s current system for providing adult literacy programs is efficient and effective and, c) what, if any, improvements in coordination are needed. This document outlines the scope of the study. (PDF document, 2 pages) Published by Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee ; Publication Date: April 27, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Literacy/wsd_091906.asp

Coordination of Adult Literacy Programs: Staff Briefing The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee voted in April 2006 to conduct a study of the coordination of adult literacy programs. The study focused on: a) examining how adult literacy services are funded, delivered, and overseen in Connecticut; b) determined if the state’s current system for providing adult literacy programs is efficient and effective and, c) what, if any, improvements in coordination are needed. This report provides background information developed by the committee staff to date on the types of literacy services available to adults in Connecticut, who provides them, and who receives them. (PDF document, 53 pages) Published by Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee ; Publication Date: September 19, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Literacy/wsd_091906.asp

Coordination of Adult Literacy Programs: Staff Briefing Appendicies The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee voted in April 2006 to conduct a study of the coordination of adult literacy programs. The study focused on: a) examining how adult literacy services are funded, delivered, and overseen in Connecticut; b) determined if the state’s current system for providing adult literacy programs is efficient and effective and, c) what, if any, improvements in coordination are needed. This document includes the appendicies to the Staff Briefing Report. (PDF document, 32 pages) Published by Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee ; Publication Date: September 19, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Literacy/wsd_091906.asp

Coordination of Adult Literacy Programs: Briefing Key Points The Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee voted in April 2006 to conduct a study of the coordination of adult literacy programs. The study focused on: a) examining how adult literacy services are funded, delivered, and overseen in Connecticut; b) determined if the state’s current system for providing adult literacy programs is efficient and effective and, c) what, if any, improvements in coordination are needed. This document summarizes the background information provided in the Staff Briefing (PDF document, 3 pages) Published by Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee ; Publication Date: September 19, 2006
Document Link: /Issues/wsd/Literacy/wsd_091906.asp

Corey Brinson: Full Court Press Corey Brinson, the University of Connecticut School of Law alum says he feels compelled to repay a debt for all the guidance bestowed on him. So you'll see Brinson, ever dapper in his three-piece suit, scuttling the halls of the city's courts as he gives a (possible) future lawyer the lay of the legal land. You'll see him at schools and community groups, sitting on the boards of nonprofits such as the Hartford Action Plan, linking up with mentoring candidates from high school through law school in any way he can. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 27, 2007
Document Link: /issues/documents/neighborhoods/htfd_courant_122707.asp

Corinne Clark Is Hartford's Teacher Of The Year In Corinne Clark's cool, windowless classroom, lots of questions are asked and answered, and the same is true for jokes and verbal jousting between the teacher and her 17 students. Clark said keeping humor and an open dialogue are keys to her teaching style and ability to get through to her class. That style has brought her the honor of 2010 teacher of the year for Hartford's public schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 08, 2010
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_060810.asp

Cost Of Busing Hartford Students Likely To Rise Sharply The cost of getting Hartford children from their homes to their classrooms is likely to increase at least 37 percent next year, with the price of fuel and labor and city requirements for onboard digital video cameras, global positioning systems, electronic routing systems, and virtually new buses all contributing to the dramatic increase, school bus companies say. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 19, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_041908.asp

Councilman Ritter's Hartford Happenings, January/February 2009 A newsletter from Councilman Matthew Ritter, highlighting his activities in Hartford, and including his own "State of the City" statement. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Councilman Matthew Ritter
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/MR_newsletter6.pdf

Councilman Ritter's Hartford Happenings, September/October 2009 A newsletter from Councilman Matthew Ritter, highlighting his activities in Hartford. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: October 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/government/MR_newsletter8.pdf

Councilman Ritter's Hartford Happenings, Summer 2009 A newsletter from Councilman Matthew Ritter, highlighting his activities in Hartford. (PDF document, 4 pages) Published by Councilman Matthew Ritter ; Publication Date: Summer 2009
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Government/MR_newsletter7a.pdf

Councilwoman rJo Winch Determined to Reopen Blue Hills and Mark Twain Libraries Councilwoman rJo Winch is determined to reopen Blue Hills and Mark Twain branch libraries. Published by Northend Agent's ; Publication Date: September 17, 2008
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/northend_agents_091708.asp

Cracking Down On Cussing Students at Hartford Public or Bulkeley High Schools who cuss are paying dearly for their vocabulary. In a bid to rein in out-of-control language - and behavior - city police officers assigned to the schools have started doling out tickets with $103 fines. They have charged about two dozen students over the past few weeks with creating a public disturbance, an infraction. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 30, 2005
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_113005.asp

Creating A New Generation Of Workers In an effort to grow the city’s work force from within and narrow one of the widest academic achievement gaps in the country, Hartford next fall will open High School Inc., an insurance and finance academy for high school students. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: June 29, 2009
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/hbj_062909.asp

Creating Comic Books About 250 students in Hartford schools participated in The Comic Book Project, developed by teachers at Columbia University in New York, wrote and illustrated comics about leadership. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 23, 2005
Document Link: /issues/documents/artsandculture/htfd_courant_052305.asp

CREC Drops $32M School Proposal After Hartford Planning & Zoning Defeat The Capitol Region Education Council is dropping its $32 million proposal to expand an elementary magnet school in the city's West End after the planning and zoning commission rejected its pitch for a zoning change. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 11, 2012
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_041112.asp

CREC Expands Into Another Building In Hartford’s Colt Complex The Capitol Region Education Council, the largest tenant at Hartford’s Colt Gateway, is getting even bigger — expanding into yet another building in the former gun manufacturing complex. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 01, 2013
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_050113.asp

CREC Races To Open Three New Schools Since May, when the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) agreed to the state's request that it start three new magnet schools by August, CREC has been on a dead run. The state held a special lottery in May to find students for the three new schools, while CREC lined up suitable space, got permits and started renovations. Other tasks included purchasing furniture, hiring 250 staff, establishing curriculum and registering about 500 new students. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 24, 2012
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/htfd_courant_072412.asp

CREC School Expansion Shot Down by PZC Every member of the Planning and Zoning Commission voted against the zone change that would have made possible an expansion of the CREC-run Museum Academy Magnet School located on the former Hartford College for Women site. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: April 10, 2012
Document Link: /issues/documents/education/realhtfd_041012.asp

CREC Seeking To Purchase Land For Museum Academy The Capitol Region Education Council is seeking to buy land from the University of Hartford so it can ensure a permanent home for its Museum Academy magnet school. CREC wants to buy 10.4 acres on Asylum Avenue that used to be the site of the Hartford College for Women. The college, which was established in 1933, was a constituent college of the University of Hartford from 1991 until it closed in 2003. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 06, 2011
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CREC Supports Hartford-MCC Contract For Great Path Academy The Capitol Region Education Council is offering its support for the city schools' proposed contract to manage the Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 24, 2012
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Credit Diploma Program Still Teeters On Edge Of Existence The city's Credit Diploma Program hasn't died yet, but it's future remains in doubt. The board of education recently heard a presentation on the ongoing redesign of adult education in the city from Executive Director Eduardo Genao and Kelvin Roldan, the school district's director of strategic partnerships. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 03, 2009
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Critical Mass: City Itself Can Be Catalyst For Revival In the 19th and early 20th centuries, a bunch of very smart craftsmen, machinists, inventors, entrepreneurs and others were drawn to Hartford. They learned from each other, competed with each other, fed off each other. The result was what author Henry James called "the richest little city in the country." To revive the city we must somehow assemble another coterie of the best and brightest, convene the 21st-century Colts, Pratts, Whitneys, Popes, etc. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 27, 2011
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Criticisms Emerging To Schools Initiative Gov. M. Jodi Rell grabbed the spotlight last week with a stunning proposal to increase the income tax rate by 10 percent for a $1.3 billion infusion of new revenue to boost spending for education, property tax relief and other initiatives. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 14, 2007
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CRT Center Re-accreditation Proves Rigorous, Rewarding In Hartford, Community Renewal Team's Grace Street Early Care and Education center was re-accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) on Feb. 24, 2010. Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 11, 2010
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CRT Day-Care Staff Strikes for One Day About 1,000 families went without daycare when employees of 13 centers in Hartford run by the Community Renewal Team staged a one-day walkout, demanding a new contract. The union, whose contract expired Dec. 31, 2003, is seeking 4 percent raises. The nonprofit agency is paying a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment this year. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 8, 2005
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CSU Chancellor Proposes Waiving Cap On College Tuition Increases Anticipating a deep cut in state funding, the chancellor of the Connecticut State University system floated a proposal recently to waive a state-mandated cap on tuition increases. David G. Carter suggested at a meeting of the Board of Governors for Higher Education that the panel should consider waiving its 15 percent ceiling on increases next year if state budget cuts of 10 percent or more are imposed. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 18, 2008
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CSUS Schools See More Student Science Majors; Up 32 Percent In Last Five Years With new offerings in science programs and new science buildings at Eastern and at Western Connecticut state universities, university officials say that the number of students majoring in the sciences at the four state universities has grown by 32 percent during the past five years. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 29, 2010
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CT Income Growth Second Worst In Nation Connecticut's personal income growth in 2012 was the second worst in the nation, behind only an agriculture state in the middle of a drought. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: April 08, 2013
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CT International Student Flavor Grows The increase in international students attending Connecticut institutes of higher education is double the national average, handing the state’s industry and workforce a distinct advantage in the world economy. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: January 30, 2012
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Culinary Dreams The 260 children attending the Dream Camp at Trinity College this week were treated to a special luncheon provided by the owners of highly acclaimed Philadelphia restaurants Vetri Ristorante, Osteria and Amis Trattoria. The camp, in its 14th summer at Trinity College, is free to children ages 6 to 16 from low-income families. The selection process is highly competitive; often children are required to have a recommendation from a teacher or coach. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 06, 2011
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Curling Up With A Book Earlier this year, Educational Main Street, a partnership of the University of Hartford with organizations in Hartford's North End, initiated a new program to promote reading in the neighborhood. The plan was to use North End hair salons as reading salons by distributing free books to customer's children. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 9, 2007
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Cutbacks Would Hurt Schools As Connecticut's lowest-performing schools struggle to meet the increasingly tough standards of President Bush's school reform act, they probably will have to do it with less help from the federal government. Educators are still analyzing the latest figures, but Connecticut stands to lose ground in several federal programs, including vocational education and college readiness programs aimed at low-income students. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 8, 2006
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Cutting Pre-K Expulsions The key to reducing the number of children expelled from preschool might be to focus on their teachers, says a national study released recently. Yale Professor Walter S. Gilliam, who reported in 2005 that Connecticut had one of the highest rates of expelling preschoolers in the nation, found that preschool classes with longer days, more children per teacher and teachers who report high levels of stress have higher rates of expulsion than those of other classes. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 11, 2008
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Dance Group Invites Students Onstage The Hartford-based Spectrum in Motion Dance Company, recently performed at King Philip Middle School at an assembly in front of about 700 seventh- and eighth-graders. About a dozen members of King Philip's after-school dance club joined the company during the show. The teenagers joined dancers to wrap up a performance that drew thunderous cheers, admiration and sheer disbelief from the audience. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 1, 2006
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David Shipler: Visible in America David K. Shipler, author of, "The Working Poor: Invisible in America," was interviewed recently at The Lyceum, a resource and conference center in Hartford designed as a place for people to address the problems of homelessness and lack of affordable housing in the state. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 27, 2005
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Day After Harsh Words With Superintendent, Hartford School Board Issues A Critical Job Review The day after lambasting Superintendent Christina Kishimoto in front of students at a public meeting, the board of education released an annual performance review that was largely critical of the schools’ chief. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 26, 2012
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Deadline Is Thursday For Hartford School Choice Program Throughout Hartford, parents had a deadline to list the top four school choices for their children entering kindergarten or ninth grade, or who are enrolling in the school system from another town. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 29, 2011
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Deals Costing College Plenty Capital Community College pays developer Anthony D. Autorino for use of a portion of the downtown high-rise building it occupies, including common entrances, exits and elevators used by the college. That arrangement, along with fees the college pays the Hartford Parking Authority for parking spaces, is adding nearly $1 million a year to the school's budget - part of the price the school pays for its move downtown five years ago into the former G. Fox department store. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 10, 2007
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Death Stills A Hand Of Care John Hunt, 73, died on March 11, 2007 of a stroke. He was a retired vice president of Travelers Group who volunteered as a tutor at Sanchez Elementary School in Hartford's Frog Hollow neighborhood. He was as much a part of the fabric of the place as any beloved teacher. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 13, 2007
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Deciphering the Education Reform Debate Recently in Connecticut, Governor Malloy’s unwieldy 163-page Act Concerning Educational Competitiveness (SB24), got a lot of attention, yet there were some who would be content having the bill pushed through with little understanding of the terminology or the issues. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: February 22, 2012
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Deciphering the Education Reform Debate: Part Two Recently, Governor Malloy spoke on “Where We Live,” primarily about this controversial “Act Concerning Educational Competitiveness.” When pressed for examples of successful models or for how he would define a good teacher, he flailed, unable to provide much response to either. He did, however, repeatedly tell people to read the 163-page document. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: February 24, 2012
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Declining Youth Population Prompts School District Changes The number of children has dropped in 70 percent of Connecticut cities and towns, according to a 2010 U.S. Census analysis by the Regional Plan Association, and children now make up only 23 percent of the state's total population. As a result, Connecticut cities and towns such as Enfield, East Haven and Milford have undergone reorganizations to address falling student numbers. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 24, 2011
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Degrees Conferred by Connecticut Institutions of Higher Education, 2008-2009 This report describes all degrees conferred by Connecticut Institutions, and highlights an increase in the number of minority students earning degrees. (PDF document, 5 pages) Published by State of Connecticut, Department of Higher Education ; Publication Date: December 2009
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Delay On High School Reforms Opposed Saying it would put Connecticut's students at a competitive disadvantage, the State Board of Education recently took a stand against proposed legislation that would delay implementing high school graduation reforms by two years. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 06, 2011
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Delay Sought On Ambitious High School Reforms Last spring Connecticut lawmakers and educators united to push through an ambitious reform plan that included a more rigorous high school curriculum, parent governance councils and AP classes at all high schools. Now, however, legislators and education officials are retreating from most of those lofty goals. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 09, 2011
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Delayed Start To School Year For Some City Students? One hundred fifty-eight students in Hartford Public Schools were not been placed in a school because of late registration this summer. But, they were placed in a class by the third day of school Published by Hartford Cityline, The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 01, 2011
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Demolition Planned to Clear Street for New Student Housing While an apartment building on Putnam Street was demolished after showing signs of impending collapse, multiple buildings with no apparent structural problems are being prepped for demolition a few streets away. To make room for prefabricated student housing at Trinity College, existing buildings are entering the removal process. At the end of the semester, appliances were being hauled outdoors from Trinity-owned houses on the west side of Crescent Street. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: May 28, 2013
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Demoralizing Teachers Won't Fix Schools When the reform conversation is driven by repeated references to "schools that fail our children" and employs simplistic caricatures of incompetent teachers, it demoralizes the spirit of the thousands of capable, dedicated teachers who work against all odds to support the academic, social and emotional growth of children. To say that student achievement is directly correlated to socioeconomic status is not to say that poor children can't achieve. It is to assert that there are multiple factors involved in student achievement, many of which are beyond the control of the teacher and the school. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 18, 2012
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Department of Public Health Attempts to Close Award Winning Educational School Program The Department of Public Health issued Jumoke Academy an order to close its pre-k and after school activities program. According to the DPH the academy is not a public school and therefore needs a license to operate. On closer questioning by a Hartford Courant reporter, DPH officials acknowledged that the statute was unclear as to whether Jumoke Academy is a public school or not. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 07, 2009
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Desegregation By Order? Attorneys in the landmark Sheff v. O'Neill school desegregation case offered sharply conflicting recommendations to a Superior Court judge who is considering ways to end the racial and social isolation of Hartford schoolchildren. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 04, 2008
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Despite Conflicts, Adamowski Is Reforming Hartford Schools Rick Green comments that in Hartford, student test scores are up. More children are learning to read. New schools and innovative programs have opened across the city. Why is Hartford's cranky superintendent of schools fighting with so many people? You explain it with the fact that Superintendent Steven Adamowski — in a city where it has been OK for poor children to fail to learn to read — delivers. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 24, 2009
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Despite Some Worries, Open Choice Pupils Soar Just about everyone involved, from parents and the superintendent to the program coordinator, says the Open Choice program has been extremely successful. Open Choice, formerly called Project Concern, is a voluntary desegregation program that allows Hartford parents to enroll their children in suburban schools. More than 800 students from Hartford are bused to 28 of 35 towns in the capital region. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 18, 2005
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Detectors Don't Belong In Schools Stan Simpson writes that metal detectors in schools are a superficial fix to the problem of students bringing weapons to school, but they won't deter the mentality of someone bent on causing trouble. Using metal-detecting wands at public schools is as sacrilegious as wanding a parishioner coming to church. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 27, 2006
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Developing Leaders of the Future Bank of America's Student Leaders program pairs five students in the city with executives from the bank. Students are selected based on their academic excellence as well as demonstrated leadership ability. The program, which began a year ago, is well-received by the students. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 18, 2005
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Development Zones Eyed For Smaller CT Airports In an effort to boost economic activity, the Connecticut Airport Authority wants to establish development zones around the state's smaller aviation facilities. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: April 15, 2013
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Digital Access in the Hartford Region These spreadsheets display estimated data about access to the internet from home in the Hartford region. Published by HartfordInfo.org
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Digital Center Gets Comcast Grant The cable company Comcast recently announced that it has given a $5,000 grant to the Hartford Public Library's YOUmedia initiative. The library is creating the "digital learning center for teenagers" using only private funds, said the library's CEO, Matthew K. Poland. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 11, 2012
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Dinosaurs Unearthed Unveiled The Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit featured 14 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, three full-scale articulated skeletons, 23 fossil specimens (including Coprolite), and numerous facts. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: April 05, 2012
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Disappointed Custodian Has Unusual Giveback For Hartford's Perez Levey Kardulis, longtime Hartford resident, parent and head custodian for Burns School, went to the monthly school board meeting recently to make a statement. He returned an award Perez had given to the school. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 21, 2009
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Dismissing Rumors, Hartford Superintendent Says He's Staying The rumors have been circulating for weeks. Parents, teachers and community members have been asking each other: Is Superintendent Steven J. Adamowski planning to leave the district at the end of the year? At a recent board of education meeting, Adamowski answered the question after one parent pressed him during the public comment session to clarify his intentions. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 20, 2008
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Disparity by Design: How Drug-free Zone Laws Impact Racial Disparity - and Fail to Protect Youth A document that reports the results of a study of drug free zones in urban areas. The report suggests that because of the density of schools, public housing and parks in urban areas, whole communities become prohibited zones. Further, the report concludes that this impacts minority residents in disparate ways and had no measurable deterrent effect. (PDF file, 51 pages) Published by Justice Policy Institute ; Publication Date: March 2006
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Disputed Election Divides Hartford Parent Organization Council Who is leading the Hartford Parent Organization Council? After a disputed election, it's a question not even school officials can answer. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 02, 2012
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Dissecting Turnaround On the heels of a press release about why the news media must not conflate CREC schools with Hartford Public Schools, the latter sent communication about how the State, with its Commissioner’s Network, may help to confuse the public even more on the question of who is running the show. Published by Real Hartford ; Publication Date: June 20, 2012
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District Strategic School Profile 2006-07 - Regular Education This district profile contains information on measures of student needs, school resources, and student and school performance. Strategic School Profiles are published annually on November 1st in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. Profiles also available for Regular and Special Education by School and by District for years since 1993 at the Department of Ed Web Site. (PDF document, 8 pages) Published by Connecticut State Department of Education ; Publication Date: November 2006
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District Strategic School Profile 2007-08 - Regular Education This district profile contains information on measures of student needs, school resources, and student and school performance. Strategic School Profiles are published annually on November 1st in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. Profiles also available for Regular and Special Education by School and by District for years since 1993 at the Department of Ed Web Site. (PDF document, 8 pages) Published by Connecticut State Department of Education ; Publication Date: November 2008
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District Strategic School Profile 2008-09 - Regular Education This district profile contains information on measures of student needs, school resources, and student and school performance. Strategic School Profiles are published annually on November 1st in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes. Profiles also available for Regular and Special Education by School and by District for years since 1993 at the Department of Ed Web Site. (PDF document, 8 pages) Published by Connecticut State Department of Education ; Publication Date: November 2009
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Diversity Program Seeks To Bridge Gap Sixth graders from McGee Middle School in Berlin and Hartford's Kinsella Magnet School came together recently in a program of cultural diversity activities. The activities are aimed at showing urban and suburban youngsters some of their similarities. They do team-building exercises under the direction of volunteers from UpBeat, a community service program at Berlin High. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 13, 2006
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Do No Harm: Under-funding Child Care Hurts Kids A summary of the various issues involved in providing affordable child care in Connecticut. Reduced-funding, strict eligibility requirements, and high costs have made child care out of reach for many low-income families. (PDF file, 6 pages) Published by Connecticut Voices for Children ; Publication Date: January 2006
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Do We Always Need Courts? This Hartford Courant editorial suggests that the current school funding system, called Education Cost Sharing, isn't doing the job when it comes to fairly parceling out state funds to subsidize local schools. Rather than another lawsuit, the governor and legislature ought to attack the problem, do their own research and reach their own solution to develop a fair funding formula. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 25, 2005
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Doc Tells It Like It Should Be This article profiles Walter "Doc" Hurley, a former vice principal at Weaver High School, and mentor to generations of Hartford youth. The Doc Hurley Scholarship Foundation was created in 1975 to honor him. Today, it gives 18 scholarships, and has helped more than 430 young people pay for college. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 8, 2006
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Don't Blame Teachers For Family Failings In this opinion piece, the author suggests that the latest flavor of the month in educational reform ties teacher evaluations to student performance on annual standardized tests. This, like most of the educational reforms over the past three decades, is just another political red herring distracting us from a more fundamental and more effective reform we'd rather ignore: family reform. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: September 19, 2010
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Don't Come Back: Prison Visit Gets Students Thinking About Choices, Consequences Students in the "Law and You" social studies class at Hartford Public High School were prompted to think about the possible consequences of choices they make during a recent visit to the Cheshire Correctional Institution. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 4, 2006
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Don't Let Budget Undo Hartford's Education Gains In this opinion piece, the authors suggest that two decades of hard-won progress toward giving Hartford's schoolchildren desegregated, equal educational opportunity will be unraveled if the budget submitted to the General Assembly by Gov. M. Jodi Rell is approved. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 29, 2009
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Don't Let Charter Schools Lose Edge Charter schools have been recognized as one way to improve scores on achievement tests, and close the gap between children of different races. Connecticut is recognized as having some of the nation's best charter schools. Yet, the state is also recognized as one of four in the country that restricts the number of students in charter schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 4, 2006
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Donors Filling Teachers' Wish Lists For Connecticut teachers, wish lists that might once have been out of reach — or come out of pocket — are now up for fulfillment from just about anyone who wants to give. Their proposals for classroom materials are among 536 requests Connecticut teachers have made since September through the website DonorsChoose.org, run by a nonprofit aimed at matching teachers with donors. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 24, 2007
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Dr. Perry's Beef Steve Perry, principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, has a problem with his fellow educators and parents, and he's written a book about it. Published by The Hartford Advocate ; Publication Date: August 04, 2009
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Dramatic Test Score Turn A handful of Hartford schools that have constantly scraped bottom on the Connecticut Mastery Test began the year with spectacular gains. Nowhere was the reversal more dramatic than at the Dr. Ramon E. Betances Elementary School on Charter Oak Avenue, among the poorest in the city. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 31, 2007
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Dramatizing Youth Issues The Hartford-based HartBeat Ensemble stages a production that focuses on a diverse group of young people and current social and educational issues. Most of the play's teenage participants are students at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. The Men of Color Initiative and Hartford Communities that Care (HCTC) are sponsors of the show. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 8, 2005
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Dropouts Work, Study To Build New Futures YouthBuild is a 10-month work-study program for high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old. The students spend two weeks at a time studying to take their GED, then two weeks working construction. They get paid about $25 a day when they're working. Working alongside experienced construction workers, the students learn skills designed to help them get jobs. The houses they build in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity go to low-income families. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: June 9, 2006
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Drug-Free Zones Are Bill's Targets In a move likely to renew debate over the war on drugs, state legislators recently considered a bill today that would reduce the size of drug-free school zones after a national report tagged them as unfair to cities and racially discriminatory. Under Connecticut law, any drug activity - whether selling or buying - is subject to stiffer criminal penalties if it takes place within 1,500 feet of a public school, housing project or day-care center. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 24, 2006
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Drug-Free Zones Survive Fortunately, time ran out on a bill to shrink drug-free school zones. Before it died in committee, the bill had many wondering why its backers seemed to care more about fairness to drug dealers than about safe streets for children. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 31, 2006
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E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines Twenty-three percent of Americans ages 16 and older read an e-book in the past year, up from 16% the year before. The share who read a print book declined to 67%, from 72%. (PDF document, 15 pages) Published by Pew Internet and American Life Project, Pew Research Center ; Publication Date: December 27, 2012
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E. R. Doctor Treats Students To A Lesson As the chief of general surgery and trauma at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Anthony Morgan doesn't fit the profile of a gangster. But he was headed down that road on the mean streets of Philadelphia when he was a kid. Morgan was stabbed and shot twice before he was a teenager, he said. Morgan told a group of about 30 Hartford Public High School students who visited the hospital recently. His lesson for them, called "Let's Not Meet By Accident," is a prevention program designed to teach high school students about the consequences of risky behavior, such as participating in gang violence, riding in cars without seatbelts or on motorcycles without helmets. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 12, 2007
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Early Warning: Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters, A KIDS COUNT Special Report Children who read on grade level by the end of third grade are more successful in school, work, and in life. Millions of American children get to 4th grade without learning to read proficiently. The shortfall in reading proficiency is especially pronounced among low-income children. (PDF document, 62 pages) Published by Annie E. Casey Foundation ; Publication Date: May 2010
Document Link: /issues/wsd/Education/Why_Reading_by_Third_Grade_Matters.pdf

East Hartford To Sell Childhood Education Center The town plans to sell its early childhood education center, the Willowbrook School, to Goodwin College, a move that would represent the college's latest acquisition in a growing real estate portfolio on the east banks of the Connecticut River. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 26, 2010
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Eat Healthy, Get Wealthy Healthier menus adopted by 82 Connecticut school districts last school year drew moans and groans from students upset by what they considered unpalatable changes. But, schools participating in the state's healthy food certification program began to reap the nutritional and financial benefits. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: August 22, 2007
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Economy Puts Education Initiative On Hold The much-touted effort to improve quality and standards at high schools across Connecticut has fallen victim to the state's dismal economy. Bowing to financial pressures, state Education Commissioner Mark K. McQuillan said officials will put off implementing the changes for another two years. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 22, 2008
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Edible Work Of Beauty Casandra Guzman, an 18-year-old senior at A.I. Prince Technical High School, recently participated in the National High School Culinary Challenge sponsored by Johnson & Wales University. She is one of nine finalists in the contest's dessert category. Finalists were selected from more than 500 entrants. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 16, 2006
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Educating Future Employees When it comes to corporate commitment to Hartford's youths, The Hartford Financial Services Group must rank among the most generous. Recently, the company named the 17 student recipients of its two annual college scholarship programs - the Alliance for Academic Achievement and the STAG Leadership Scholarship. Both programs offer four years of financial aid, summer employment, mentoring and life skills courses. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 18, 2007
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Educating Our Children: The Board of Education and You Video A video of the program, Educating Our Children: The Board of Education and You, held on June 27, 2013 at the Hartford Public Library. Published by HartfordInfo.org ; Publication Date: June 27, 2013
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Education Chief Proposes Desegregation Steps Facing a deadline for achieving court-ordered desegregation of Hartford schools, state Education Commissioner Mark McQuillan has proposed a new regional approach to the way the state tries to reduce the racial isolation of students. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 08, 2010
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Education Chief Seeks More Sheff Authority The state education commissioner would like the legal authority to force suburban districts to accept students of color from Hartford, he testified recently in the ongoing hearing on the Sheff v. O'Neill desegregation lawsuit. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 14, 2007
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Education Commissioner Resigns; Says He Saw Handwriting On The Wall Less than 24 hours after abruptly resigning and saying that his job had become too stressful, Education Commissioner Mark K. McQuillan maintained that his decision to step down was something he had been considering for weeks. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 22, 2010
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Education Committee Passes 9 Of 10 School Reform Proposals From Black And Puerto Rican Caucus The legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus got nine of its 10 proposals for school reform passed by the education committee recently, a signal, its members said, of increasing interest in reform and the caucus's growing influence. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 26, 2010
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Education Committee To Consider Teacher Performance Evaluations and Dropout Age Bills that would establish a teacher performance evaluation system for school systems and raise the high school dropout age from 17 to 18 were aired at a hearing at the Legislative Office Building recently. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 15, 2011
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Education Committee To Consider Teacher Performance Evaluations and Dropout Age Bills that would establish a teacher performance evaluation system for school systems and raise the high school dropout age from 17 to 18 were aired at a hearing recently at the Legislative Office Building. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 18, 2011
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Education Cost Sharing Formula This report describes what the formula is for distributing Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grants to municipalities, when the formula was established and when it was last changed, and what the nature of the changes were. (PDF Document - 9 pages) Published by Office of Legislative Research; Connecticut General Assembly ; Publication Date: 2005
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Education Funds Finding Other Uses State aid sent to cities and towns for education does not always find its way to schools. Municipal officials have been able to divert portions of ECS grants to pay for roads, heavy equipment and other expenses. A bill passed last month gives school officials the leverage they need to claim the money. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: July 18, 2005
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Education Leader Seeks $25 Million For Low-Performing School Districts Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor is seeking $25 million from the state to help turn around low-performing school districts and vocational, magnet and charter schools. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: November 02, 2011
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Education Partnership Sending 15 To College Fifteen high school students from Hartford were recently selected to get a free ride to the University of Connecticut through a partnership between the university, Hartford schools and the MassMutual Foundation for Hartford. MassMutual is putting up $585,000 to send 15 students a year for the next four years to UConn. The program is aimed at students who will be the first in their families to attend a four-year college. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: May 11, 2006
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Education Reform As Simple, And As Complicated, As A-B-C A handful of legislators and experts joined by a large crowd of teachers met recently to try to refocus the school reform debate here around our biggest educational outrage of all: our failure to teach poor children to read. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 06, 2012
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Education Reform Group To Push For Change In Connecticut StudentsFirst, a California-based nonprofit, announced recently that it will push for education reform in Connecticut. Over the next few months, state lawmakers will discuss ways to improve Connecticut's schools, and StudentsFirst intends to be part of the conversation, said Michelle Rhee, the organization's chief executive officer. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 08, 2012
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Education Reform Talks Continue Behind Closed Doors While Democratic legislative leaders and the Malloy administration continued hashing out their strong differences on education reform legislation, Republican leaders said recently that they hoped an agreement might be reached soon. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 20, 2012
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Education That Pays John Rathgeber, president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, appointed in 2006 as co-chairman of the governor's Early Childhood Research and Policy Council, discusses his thoughts about the intersection of business and early childhood education. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 16, 2007
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Education Week Gives Connecticut A C+ The chances of Connecticut students succeeding when they leave high school are among the best in the nation, and the state spends more for each student than almost every other state after factoring in the region's higher cost of living, according to a national report card released this week by Education Week. Published by CT Mirror ; Publication Date: January 11, 2013
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Education Week Report: Connecticut Scores C+ Connecticut children have a better chance to succeed in life than those in most other states, and the state spends more money per pupil than the national average. But Connecticut teachers aren't offered enough incentives to excel or engage in professional development and children don't have as smooth a transition to kindergarten, according to a national report released recently. So although Connecticut ranked 16th in the nation on Education Week's annual "Quality Counts" report, it nevertheless received a grade of just C+. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: January 11, 2011
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Educational Reform Takes Renewed Resolve There's a lot to like in the educational reform proposals swirling around the Capitol these days. For the business community, the interest lies in assuring we, as a society, produce the next generation of workers with the skills required by an increasingly global economy. Published by The Hartford Business Journal ; Publication Date: February 27, 2012
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Educators Argue To End In-School Suspension Law's Delay, Enact School Reforms Key educators said at a recent legislative forum that they want no further delays in the state's in-school suspension law. Education Commissioner Mark McQuillan said that for the state's application for federal Race to the Top funding to succeed, lawmakers must support a high school reform plan and implement the in-school suspension law passed in 2007 — initiatives he said will help the state tackle its achievement gap. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 17, 2010
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Educators Mourn Troubled Teen Over the past four years, Joshua McCleland was an irregular fit at three Hartford high schools, where educators tried to persuade the teen they described as a respectful young man with a quick wit to choose education over the call of the city's streets. The streets proved too strong a lure. McCleland, 18, was fatally shot at close range on March 25, 2007 on Blue Hills Avenue in a quiet residential section of Hartford's North End. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 27, 2007
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Educators Prepare For Mandated Change at Community Colleges The higher education reform law signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in 2012 gets rid of the classes now used to prepare underperforming students for college-level work, and replaces them with ... the best of intentions. Many within the community colleges view the developmental courses as the cornerstone of a system that makes higher education accessible to virtually all State residents. Instead, Connecticut's Board of Regents for Higher Education has been given the job of replacing these courses with "embedded support" for students deemed ready to take college-level courses, and an "intensive college readiness program" for those who aren't. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 11, 2012
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Educators Pull Out All The Stops For Good Test Scores Two teachers and a guidance counselor blinged out in gold chains, sunglasses and running suits rapped about the Connecticut Mastery Test at a rally in a Wolcott school gym to try to get middle school students excited about taking the test. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: February 28, 2010
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Edythe J. Gaines, 1922-2006 Edythe J. Gaines, the first African American and first woman to head the Hartford school system, died recently. Coming from New York City in 1975 to take the job of superintendent, her tenure was stormy. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: March 24, 2006
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Efforts To Desegregate, Expand School Choice A Challenge With Looming Deficits State education officials are proposing to expand opportunities for Hartford children by sending more of them to suburban schools -- but the multimillion-dollar plan will be a tough sell as growing signs of deficits plague the state budget. Published by CT Mirror ; Publication Date: November 02, 2012
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Eight Schools Given Lowest Grades Despite extensive reforms, eight of the state's most troubled public schools still have too many ineffective teachers, weak academic standards and low expectations of students, a new state report says. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: December 8, 2005
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Eight Students Expelled Nearly half of the students who were arrested after a fight outside Fox Middle School in March 2006 will not return to the North End school until 2007. Eight students have already been expelled for 180 school days, and two more face expulsion hearings soon. The expelled students will attend the city's alternative education program called HALO on Locust Street in the South End until they are allowed to return to Fox on March 9, 2007. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 26, 2006
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Eighteen City High School Seniors Chosen As Fox Scholars Eighteen seniors from the city's high schools have been chosen as 2011 Fox Scholars and will be awarded college scholarships of about $10,000 each. Published by The Hartford Courant ; Publication Date: April 16, 2011
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