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Dec
01

WQTQ Hosts Annual Toy Drive on Dec. 7

For more than two decades, WQTQ FM Radio has been hosting an annual Children’s Toy Drive during the holiday season. This year, on Saturday, Dec. 7, the toy drive will be held at Weaver High School, from 10 am to 2 pm. (The snow date is Saturday, Dec. 14.) Donations can take the form of […]

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Nov
25

A Model Partnership: HPS and Hartford Public Library

In early 2019, HPS and Hartford Public Library (HPL) announced the Boundless partnership, an innovative collaboration that provides students at Rawson School access to their own library as well as additional learning resources in a community where libraries were becoming scarce. The Boundless Library at Rawson is open to students and teachers during the school […]

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Nov
22

Students Relax and Recharge in Mindfulness Room at Global

Imagine a room in a busy urban school that is dimly lit, quiet, and where cell phones are set aside. Such a room exists at Global Communications Academy, thanks to school social worker Merline Clark.  Dubbed “Pause,” the room is designed to give students a space to shake off distractions and relieve stress. “If we don’t […]

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Nov
21

HPS Superintendent Honored as “Woman of Distinction”

In the December issue of Hartford Magazine, HPS Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez is featured among 30 local women “of distinction”.  The article, a “salute to 30 exceptional women,” profiles female leaders in business, education, health care, arts, public service, philanthropy, religion and sports. In her profile, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez is quoted saying that she would define a leader […]

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Nov
21

Pathways Academy Celebrates Work-Based Learning

Student interns were the stars at Pathways Academy’s Internship Appreciation Showcase & Presentation, an annual event to highlight students who participate in internships as part of their education. On November 20, Pathways students, staff, faculty, community members and business partners gathered at Goodwin College to celebrate students who had interned at one of several local […]

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Nov
20

HPS Partners with DonorsChoose to Support Classroom Projects

Hartford Public Schools is proud to announce a new partnership with DonorsChoose, the national nonprofit charity that helps educators raise funds for classroom projects. The collaboration provides several benefits, including a dedicated landing page for the district on the DonorsChoose website that features teacher requests for donations. Through the DonorsChoose District Partnership Program, HPS teachers […]

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Nov
13

HPS Students Participate in Model UN Program

On United Nations Day, October 24, students from University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) took a field trip to the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York City.  The trip was part of the school’s Model UN Program, launched with the support of a grant from the World Affairs Council of CT. At […]

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Nov
09

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Dear Families and Friends, I would like to express my gratitude and heartfelt thanks for all you do every day to support the success of our beautiful and capable students.  Together, we are preparing all our students to thrive with a combination of high expectations, rigorous instruction, and the social and emotional supports they need […]

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