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May
07

Four Hartford Students Wow Facebook by Pitching their App

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) — Four young women from Hartford visited the Facebook headquarters to pitch their tech idea to the social media giant. Channel 3 spoke with the students who said they spent last week in the Silicon Valley pitching their idea while inspiring countless people of color with their skill, spirit, and ingenuity. Last […]

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May
07

HPS Announces Series of Videos to Showcase the District Model for Excellence

Hartford Public Schools has launched a series of four videos that highlight the work being done in the major priority areas of the District Model for Excellence: Teaching & Learning, Family & Community Partnerships, Operational Effectiveness, and School Climate & Culture.   “The District Model of Excellence is Hartford Public Schools’ road map to success,” […]

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May
06

A Message of Appreciation for our Teachers from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

This week, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. I want our teachers to know how much they are appreciated. The success of our beautiful and capable students is dependent on their efforts, expertise, continuous improvement, and the relationships they build with our students. Our shared commitment is to ensure that each of our students is respected, […]

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May
06

Kelly Harris of Milner School is Paraeducator of the Year 2020 for the Hartford Public Schools

Congratulations to Kelly Harris of Milner School on being nominated as the Paraeducator of the Year 2020 for the Hartford Public Schools. Kelly Harris is an Inside Suspension Paraeducator and has been a paraeducator with the Hartford Public Schools since September 2, 1988. Congratulations to all of our nominees: Kelly Harris – 2020 Paraeducator of the […]

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May
06

Renzulli Gifted & Talented Academy Teacher Nominated for the MacGregor Award

Republished from the National History Day news:   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ms. Kara Ledger, a teacher at Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli Gifted and Talented Academy in Hartford, Connecticut was nominated for the Hannah E. (Liz) MacGregor Teacher of the Year History Teacher Award. The MacGregor Teacher of the Year award is sponsored by James F. […]

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May
06

HPS Selects 3 Finalists for the 2019 Teacher of the Year Title

After an intensive screening and interview process, Hartford’s 2019 Teacher of the Year choice is down to three finalists. A special district wide committee selected Zuleyka Shaw, a science teacher at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy; Nicole DiFabio, a social studies teacher at Hartford Public High School’s Academy of Engineering and Green Technology; and Narciso Moquete, […]

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May
02

Pathways Academy of Technology & Design One of the 88 Distinguished NAF Academies

In total, more than 100 NAF Academies Earn Model Level for Delivering High-Quality Educational Experiences for High School Students (March 29, 2019 – New York, NY) – Eighty-nine academies in the NAF network have reached Distinguished level and in total, more than 100 have reached Model level on NAF’s annual assessment, delivering high-quality educational experiences […]

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May
02

YES Academy Prepares Hartford Students for Business Success

City councilman James Sanchez teaching students how to tie a tie   The Connecticut Business & Industry Association Thanks Business Leaders who Taught Youth Employability Skills at April’s YES Academy at Hartford Public High School’s Academy of Engineering and Green Technology.   (Reprinted from CBIA’s newsletter)   Nearly 40 students from Hartford Public High School […]

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