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Jun
24

Read to a Child’s Remote Read-Aloud Program and Interactive Zoom Session

Aerospace Systems Engineer Tracy Drain reads “Hidden Figures” and has lively interaction via Zoom with 4th Grade Class at Esperanza Elementary School in Los Angeles National literacy and mentoring non-profit Read to a Child® announced its Remote Read Aloud Program. As part of the new program, Tracy Drain, a Systems Engineer working at NASA’s Jet […]

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Jun
23

Children’s Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence & Trauma

Most Black children in the United States encounter racism in their daily lives. Ongoing individual and collective psychological or physical injuries due to exposure and re-exposure to race-based adversity, discrimination, and stress, referred to as racial trauma, is harmful to children’s development and well-being. Events that may cause racial trauma include threats of harm and injury, […]

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Jun
22

CT After School Network’s Summer Activity Guides

Are you a parent, child, or youth provider looking for summer activities? The Connecticut After School Network Summer Activity Guides for ages 5 – 9 are here. The Connecticut After School Network has published a suite of fun and engaging activities and challenges designed specifically to accommodate a COVID-19 summer.  They are hoping that this makes your […]

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Jun
22

Student Access & Equity During COVID-19

View the Student Access & Equity infographic below and download it here. [en español] At Hartford Public Schools we care deeply about our students and families. We are grateful for the partnership and support of families during the transition to distance learning and for every family’s efforts to keep students engaged. Providing high-quality teaching and [...]
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Jun
19

Juneteenth Message from the Superintendent

June 19, 2020   Dear Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends, As many of you know, Juneteenth is an annual holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day, June 19, in 1865 when Union soldiers shared the news that the Civil War had ended and black people were free. […]

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Jun
18

HPS Survey: Planning for School Year 2020-21

  June 11, 2020 Dear HPS Students and Families, We care deeply about each of you. As we look ahead to preparing for a return to school this Fall, we are committed to partnering with you to ensure safety and to provide high-quality teaching and learning to all our students. A few years ago, when […]

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Jun
18

HPS Partners with TNTP to Strengthen Family Engagement with Distance Learning

Hartford Public Schools Partners with TNTP to Strengthen Family Engagement with Distance Learning The new partnership will strengthen family and community engagement with distance learning and preparations for a return to school in the fall of 2020.   (June 19, 2020, Hartford, CT) – Hartford Public Schools announces a partnership with TNTP, a national nonprofit […]

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Jun
18

Watch our 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremonies

With the arrival of COVID-19, the spring semester of 2020 was different and difficult. Our resilient and powerful students, families, teachers, school staffs, and district leadership pivoted accordingly, guiding our seniors safely through the culmination of their high school careers via distance learning, and then putting together unique, engaging virtual graduation ceremonies.  Watch them here. […]

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