Teaching and Learning

May
04

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers for Students & Families

Scroll through our FAQ document below. You can also click here to link to our FAQ.  [En español]   Updated May 7, 2020  General Questions What is the current status of school closure? On Tuesday, May 5, Governor Lamont announced that public schools will not reopen for the remainder of the school year. This decision has been […]

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May
01

Device Distribution Update and Thanks to Staff

Hartford Public Schools is committed to ensuring equity and access to online learning for all our students. Following the delivery of an order we placed for additional Chromebooks, we continued the distribution of these devices to the students who still needed one last week and this week. From April 21 through April 30, we distributed […]

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May
01

Seal of Biliteracy: An Update for HPS Seniors

May 1, 2020   Dear Students and Families, Hartford Public Schools is excited to announce the second year of eligibility for Connecticut’s Seal of Biliteracy, an award given to students who have demonstrated proficiency in two or more languages by the time they graduate high school. The Seal of Biliteracy will be placed on a […]

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May
01

HPS High School Students Respond to District Survey

Nearly 1,600 HPS high school students have responded to an online survey emailed to them by schools last week. The questions touched on a range of topics about distance learning, from video conferencing to preferences for an alternative graduation. Several students submitted comments and questions for the Superintendent. Students from 13 HPS schools participated in […]

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May
01

Don’t Miss our CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athletes on Fox 61 on 5/3, 6:30 PM

Three hundred and fifty-eight senior student athletes will be recognized in a CAS-CIAC Virtual Scholar-Athlete Banquet airing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, on Fox61 and GameTimeCT.com, Hearst Connecticut Media’s website dedicated to high school sports coverage. The 30-minute special will honor the Scholar Athletes selected by 182 schools for their achievements in athletics and […]

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May
01

Student Interns Create Graphics Project that Benefits our Community

Najae Duncan of Pathways Academy of Technology & Design is the student CEO & President of JACustoms, a group of 13 student interns from from 4 different public schools in the Greater Hartford area. Their business, JACustoms (part of Junior Achievement) has started two campaigns. They both have to do with the sale of frames, […]

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May
01

National School Principals Day

  Message to Principals on National School Principals Day from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez   May 1, 2020 Dear School Administrators, Teachers, and School Staff, Today is School Principals Day. On this occasion, I would like to thank our principals for their leadership, passion for education, and for the care and commitment they have shown for […]

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Apr
27

Weaver Receives Gift of Free Licenses for Video Production Classes

For many students in Weaver High School’s Journalism & Media Pathway, video production tools are vital to their learning and future careers. To teach his now distance-learning TV Production 1 class, media teacher Paul Pfeffer had been relying on a free trial for educators from WeVideo, an online video editing platform. When the trial was […]

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