Achieve Hartford! Launches New Website to Help Parents Select Best School for their Child



Achieve Hartford! Launches New Website to Help Parents Select Best School for their Child


Achieve Hartford! announced today that it launched a new website,  The school data website provides parents and other community stakeholders access to up-to-date information in the form of reports and a live database where users can filter data on schools and create custom reports and graphs. 

The site features new tools that allow parents to make decisions about which schools they want to apply to.  They will also be able to view side-by-side comparisons of school performance and demographics, detailed school profiles, and less common indicators of school quality, such as chronic absence and graduation rates by school.

“SMARTERHartford is a wonderful tool that helps Hartford parents navigate Hartford Public Schools’ educational options for their children,” said Beayanka Pinckney Naraine, PTO President of Montessori Magnet at Moylan.

“Parents and students alike are using the internet at greater numbers than ever before, for work, play, and now thanks to, to more easily and efficiently research which school is best for their children,” said Kristen Roberts, Vice President of Public Relations and Community Investment for Comcast’s Western New England Region, which is headquartered in Connecticut.  “The internet is an amazing resource and having access to it at home is important.  Comcast’s Internet Essentials program provides qualifying families with at least one child eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunch under the National School Lunch Program, with access to low-cost broadband service.  We are a proud supporter of Achieve Hartford! and committed to bridging the digital divide.”

To celebrate the launch of, Achieve Hartford! is hosting a free event, “The State of North End Schools,” in commemoration of National School Choice Week this Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at Christian Liberty Center, 23 Vine Street, Hartford. Breakfast and children’s activities will be offered. Hot 93.7 FM will be there to kick off the event with prizes and give-a-ways.

“ is designed to help parents access much more information on schools then they could before and to become more informed consumers,” Achieve Hartford!’s Executive Director Paul Diego Holzer said. “There is only one path forward to economic prosperity – quality education; strong schools make a strong city.” was made possible through the generosity of supporters—The Hartford, Travelers, Comcast and the Ensworth Charitable Foundation through US Trust.

AboutAchieve Hartford!:

Achieve Hartford! was founded in 2008 by the business community to build a culture of education excellence among families, communities, and schools in Connecticut's capital city. As an education advocacy organization, Achieve Hartford!, serves more than 23,000 students and families throughout the city. Through conducting independent research, evaluation, and engaging the community, Achieve Hartford! creates urgency and shared responsibility for closing the educational achievement gap in Hartford. Visit Join Achieve Hartford! on Facebook at Follow Achieve Hartford! on Twitter at Hartford.

About Internet Essentials:

For more information about Internet Essentials, visit InternetEssentials.comfor English and visit InternetBasico.comfor Spanish.

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