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Nov
28

Family Code Night (Grades K-5) on December 11th!

Hartford children grades K-5 and their parents or guardians are invited to “Family Code Night,” the delightful free event at which kids and their parents or guardians pair up to do their first hour of coding, together! It’s a fun self-paced introduction to computer programming — and no tech background or coding experience is required. Playing puzzles from Code.org, […]

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Nov
27

Renzulli Students Recognized with Governor’s Reading Challenge Award

On November 21, 2019, Renzulli Gifted & Talented Academy students, Dah, in 8th grade, and Adrianna, in 6th grade  represented their school as it was recognized by Governor Ned Lamont, the Connecticut State Commissioner of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, and our State Librarian, Kendall Wiggin for excellence in reading.  The students’ prolific reading habits elevated […]

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Nov
26
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

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

Milner Middle School Students Help Cigna “Support Squad” Pack Nutritious Meals on Universal Children’s Day

Food insecurity in our community is one of the biggest barriers to academic achievement and student success. Cigna is committed to fighting hunger as part of its mission to improve health, well-being and peace of mind. In observance of Universal Children’s Day on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, a “support squad” of nearly 30 Cigna employees […]

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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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