Hartford District Choice Lottery is LIVE!

·        Families have until June 10th to accept district placement for the 2016-17 school year

·        Don’t delay, accept and register at your new school now!

(Click Here To Accept Placement)



·        Accepting a Hartford District Choice placement insures your child a seat for the new 2016 school year
·        Accepting DOES NOT impact any Magnet Placement that you may receive through the Magnet Lottery
·        However, If you do not accept your child’s placement, the seat will be considered declined, and another child will be placed in that seat.


Magnet & Open Choice Lotteries are LIVE!

·        The first round of the RSCO Magnet & Open Choice lotteries have run (Click Here To Accept Placement)[PKR1]
o   June 2nd is the date to ACCEPT your seat
o   June 30th is the date to ACCEPT your waitlist placement 
·        Be sure to keep checking your inbox, school messenger and this site for updates as future rounds will occur during the summer months.


·        Find and secure the application login and password that you used to set up each of your school applications
·        Frequently check the email that you listed in the applications, as those who applied on-line will also receive notification and can accept placement on-line
·        Check your mail as placement notification letters will be mailed to all families that completed the RSCO & HPS District Choice applications.


Conversations in Education with Superintendent Narvaez

With special thanks to Hartford Public Access Television and their wonderful staff, we bring you conversations about education in Hartford, moderated by Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez.

Episode 3:  Teachers, Teaching & Student Success


HPS Teacher of the Year 2016 Finalists, Gary Lotreck, Lauren Davern, and Rich McHugh share their ideas about teaching and student success with Dr. Narvaez.
For more about our Teacher of the Year celebration, click here.

Episode 2:  College Access


HPS students Tonya Gray, Joselyn Arroyo, Jazmine Brown and Shamar Richards share their experiences and wisdom about college access and affordability with Dr. Narvaez.

Episode 1:  Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin


Dr. Narvaez and new Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin share ideas on education.





Hartford Public Library Summer Learning Program

 “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” 2016 is the Summer of Fitness and Hartford Public Library will offer programs to exercise readers mentally and physically.  The Summer Learning Program has three levels:

·         Parents and children age 0-5,

·         Youth age 6-12, and

·         Teens age 13-19.

·         HPL also offers special reading programs for daycares and summer camps.

The program kickoff event is on June 4th . Registration begins May 14th at any HPL branch or online at  The program runs June 4 through August 20.

HPS is working with HPL to provide information and registration at schools. Children, youths and teens keep track of their reading and the programs they attend at the library by logging into HPL’s online Summer Learning Program website. Link will be on the HPL website: Students register and use their HPS student ID number/lunch number as their username and password for the online reading log.

If students are not able to log their reading on the computer every day, HPL has paper logs they can use to keep track. Then they go into the library and HPL will help them log the books into the system. Students can earn prizes and books by completing certain levels. Read at least 10 books and they will be entered to win one of 10 grand prizes (still TBD)

The school that has the highest percentage of participation will be awarded the “Mega Summer Learning Cup” trophy sponsored by Mega Education.

Attend the HPL kick-off on Saturday June 4th from 12:30-4:00—sign up for the program, enjoy the sounds of the Hartford Steel Symphony, get face painted, meet the Yard Goats’ mascot, romp on the Tumble Bus, dance along with Mr. Gym, and more!

Starting this summer of 2016, in order to access city pools, recreation/community centers and city grant funded summer/afterschool programs, Hartford youth 8 - 15 years old must show a Hartford Public Library card. Those 16 years of age and older must present a valid State of Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or Connecticut non-drivers photo ID card which indicates their Hartford address.  Need a library card? Complete the attached Youth Registration form and bring it to your local Hartford Public Library branch for a public library card.

Studies show that children from low-income families lose two to three months of reading proficiency every summer. However, studies also show that if kids self-select books they will voluntarily read, that tide can be stemmed. Where better to find lots of books to choose from than your local library!

Click here for library card registration form.

Materials Related to the Conversation on Race, Racism and Equity

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Presentations and suggested reading materials by Dr. Phil Lee

Articles and Presentations

Main Topics

Presentation by Dr. Phil Lee on March 19th

Race, Law, and Educational Access

From Jim Crow to Affirmative Action and Back Again: A Critical Race Discussion of Racialized Rationales and access to Higher Education (Yosso et al.)

Critical Race Theory


Brown v. Board of Education and the Interest-Convergence Dilemma (Bell)

Interest Convergence Theory


From Racial Liberalism to Racial Literacy: Brown v. Board of Education and the Interest-Divergence Dilemma (Guinier)

Interest Divergence Theory


Landing on the Wrong Note: The Price We Paid for Brown (Ladson-Billings)


Understanding the impact and limitations of Brown, including ideas for who we move forward


Presentations and suggested reading materials by Dr. Raygine DiAquoi

Articles and Presentations

Main Topics

Presentation by Dr. Raygine DiAquoi on March 19th

Race, Racism, Whiteness, Domains of Power, Equity, Equality

Another Kind of Public Education (Hill Collins)

Race, Schools, Color Blind Racism, Domains of Power

“I don’t think I am a Racist:” Critical Race Theory, Teacher Attitudes, and Structural Racism (Vaught, Castano)

Critical Race Theory, Structural Racism


White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era (Bonilla-Silva)

Racism, White Supremacy


The Unexamined Whiteness of Teaching: How White Teachers Maintain and Enact Dominant Racial Ideologies (Picower)

Race, Ethnicity, Education


Color Blindness the New Racism?

Color Blindness