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Dec
18

Students Teach School Leaders How to Code

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, students from Betances Early Reading Lab and Breakthrough Magnet School North visited Hartford Pubic Schools central office with a goal of teaching district leaders how to write computer code. The students were excellent teachers and the adults learned a lot in this tables-were-turned National Hour of Code engagement event. We thank the […]

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Dec
18

HPS Announces Historic Partnership to Combat the Attendance Crisis

Chronic Absenteeism in Hartford Public Schools Reaches Critical Levels, School District to Form New Partnership to Address Issue On Monday, December 17th, 2018, Hartford Public Schools invited partners, leaders and friends to a press conference for a major announcement. For the first time, HPS is joining forces with Attendance Works –  the leading national organization […]

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Dec
18

HPS Students Earn Opportunity to Perform at Hamilton Education Program

The innovative educational program debuted in Hartford on Thursday, December 13, 2018 when over 2,600 students and teachers from 21 high schools attended the matinee performance of the musical, Hamilton at the Bushnell. In addition to seeing a performance, students participated in a Q&A with members of the cast.  Students representing various schools in attendance also performed an […]

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Dec
18

Wish Museum School Visits Wadsworth Atheneum

2nd grade and middle school art students from the Wish Museum School attended the “45th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions,” the annual holiday arts event at Hartford’s Wadworth Atheneum.  The trip was organized by their Visual Arts teacher, Andrea Siana-Toland and 2nd Grade teacher, Corrine Renker. Students were in awe over the trees, and enjoyed […]

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Dec
17

Healthcare Open Enrollment Extended to January 15th!

Please know they have added an extra month to enroll for 2019 health insurance coverage through Access Health CT! And, people who are set to autorenew must take a very close look at their options – there may be bigger savings this year in other Access Health CT plans.  Visit http://Learn.AccessHealthCT.com/Locations  to register! More information here: Access Health CT Extends 2019 […]

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Dec
10

University High School Students Receive Recognition for Service Work in the Dominican Republic

A group of 30 University High School students traveled to the Dominican Republic over Thanksgiving break for a week-long service trip. UHSSE has been partnering with Watkinson School and the Good Samaritan Hospital of La Romana, Dominican Republic for six years now. Throughout the years the group has built hurricane proof homes in poor, rural […]

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Dec
07

Wish Museum School Hosts Candy Land Shopping Experience

Over the past fifteen years, Monique Price-Taylor (above right) and Carolyn Anderson (above left,) a cosponsor from Killingworth, Connecticut, have provided 4,000 students the opportunity to give the gift of joy around the holidays to their families.  Together they organize an event called the Candy Land Shopping Experience which allows every student in a school […]

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Dec
04