Spotlight Submissions for Review


Superintendent Update June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022 Dear Families, Thank you for your partnership. Please see below some important news and updates.   <NEW>  2021-2022 School Year Comes to an End! This week, Hartford Public High School, Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, and Pathways Academy of Design and Technology held their commencement ceremonies, officially ending the 2021-2022 school year. […]


ICYMI: Town Hall Conversation about COVID-19 Health & Safety Updates

On Thursday, February 17, 2022, Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez and Dr. Juan Salazar from CT Children’s presented a Town Hall conversation about important COVID-19 Health & Safety Updates. In case you missed it, please watch the videos and explore the presentations below in English and in Spanish. Thursday, February 17, 2022 – Town Hall conversation […]


Hartford Public Schools End-of-Year Message of Gratitude and Celebration

June 15, 2021 Dear HPS Families, Colleagues, Partners and Friends, As this school year comes to a close, I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight and share what we as a community have accomplished together. Wow! I am deeply inspired and grateful for the dedication of our students, families, teachers, staff, and community partners […]


Free Computer Interface Design Class for High School Boys

BoysCode (BC) is a movement that focuses on increasing expectations and representation of boys and young men of color in tech; to be successful in navigating and succeeding in today’s technology ecosystems and accurately and positively drive content that dispel negative stereotypes. We strive to re-engineer the mindset of people of color and highlight the need […]


Kick-off to Kindergarten Fair May 1

Is your child turning 5 years old by January 1, 2020, and not currently enrolled in a Hartford public school? If you answered yes, then please join us on May 1, 2019 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Global Communications Academy, located at 85 Edwards Street in Hartford, for our Kick-off to Kindergarten Fair! Kindergarten Fair May 1 […]


HPHS & Pathways Academy Robotics Team Brings Home Prestigious Award

The Birds of Prey Robotics Team 181, the team– comprised of students and mentors from Hartford Public High School’s  Academy of Engineering & Green Technology, Pathways Academy of Technology and Design,  and Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy– earned the prestigious Engineering Inspiration award at the New England District event held at Western New England University […]


The Rising Cost of Innumeracy: An Opinion by Mark Prelli, Classical Magnet School Math Teacher

As a math teacher in Hartford for ten years, I have heard the following phrase over and over. “I’m just bad at math. No one in my family can do it, I’m just never going to get it.” My response is always that of course they can, but it is a cultural problem that is […]


Celebrating Batchelder School

The students, families and staff at Batchelder School continued to demonstrate their commitment to helping others throughout the school year. Some of these efforts included: -fundraising in September for hurricane victims in Texas and Puerto Rico, to include a contribution to the Connecticut Humane Society for the care and shelter of displaced pets. -student council […]