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Jun
04

Statewide Student Survey on Improving Distance Learning

Dear Connecticut Student, We know that current events related to COVID-19 have caused major disruption in the lives of students. The sudden move to distance learning has been a challenge for all of us. As this school year comes to an end, we would like to hear ideas from students like you on how to […]

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May
29

Superintendent Message: Honoring Our Graduates Safely

May 28, 2020   Dear Families, I hope you are staying healthy and safe.  As we approach the end of the school year, it is time to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating high school seniors. Due to the pandemic, this year has been extremely difficult for us all. In Hartford County alone, over 1,000 […]

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May
28

Meet our 2020 Teacher of the Year, Shakira Perez

Meet Ms. Shakira Perez, a teacher of 8th Grade Intro to Greek Drama and 12th Grade British Literature at Classical Magnet School — and our freshly-minted Hartford Public Schools’ 2020 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Perez is a “Hartford kid” and an alumna of the Classical Magnet program when it was housed at Quirk Middle School […]

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May
28

Redesigned Distance Learning Webpage — Launching June 1

May 29, 2020   Dear Families,   Redesigned Distance Learning Webpage Launching Monday June 1   As we approach the end of the school year and turn to summer, we remain committed to providing quality distance learning to all our students. To support your efforts to keep your student engaged, on Monday, June 1, we […]

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May
28

Capital Prep Celebrates Seniors with Unique Graduation

Hartford Public Schools’ Capital Preparatory Magnet School held a series of unique events May 15 through graduation day, May 22 to celebrate its 34 graduating seniors. To honor this year’s graduating class in ways that adhere to social distancing protocol, all seniors were treated to yard signs placed in front of their homes, videos by […]

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May
28

Classical Magnet Teacher Delivers 300 Meals to Hartford Health Workers

Jeff Hoberman, a teacher at Classical Magnet for 11 years, and his wife, Ana have raised donations to make and deliver meals to area health care workers during the pandemic. The couple own a small restaurant called Ana’s Kitchen. With the donations they have received through family, friends, strangers and colleagues, they are able to […]

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May
28

AFM Teachers Deliver Books to Students

Seventh and eighth graders at Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School were each gifted two new books on Wednesday, May 20th. The middle school teaching team delivered the books around the Greater Hartford region. The books were purchased through a DonorsChoose Distance Learning project created by ELA teacher, Alexia Zuliani. “It was important to me that […]

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May
28

#ProudSuper

Here’s a collection of Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez’s #ProudSuper moments since our last newsletter. With immense pride, we celebrate 2020 Teacher of the Year, Shakira Perez, her journey, her unshakable purpose, and all our teachers. Last evening, I was so proud to announce the @Hartford_Public 2020 #TeacherOfTheYear, English teacher from @MagnetClassical, Ms. Shakira Perez. !Felicidades! Congratulations! ❤️💐🤩 […]

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