Teaching and Learning

Jul
06

Register for UConn’s STEM Camps for Middle and High School Youth

Announcing SPARK, a ‘female only’ engineering camp for rising 7-10th graders and Explore Engineering (E2), a co-ed camp for rising 11-12th graders.  Both camps are hosted by the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering Diversity and Outreach Center and are designed to teach students about STEM subjects (more specifically engineering) in a hands-on and fun way. […]

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Jun
26

Return-to-School Update

Dear HPS Students and Families, This evening, Governor Lamont and Education Commissioner Cardona announced that they are recommending that schools will reopen full time in the Fall. Their decision was based on the current outlook of COVID-19 in the state of Connecticut. However, safely reopening schools will require significant health and safety measures to be […]

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Jun
25

Extended Deadline for Early Start Summer School

The Early Start Program is a K-3 summer program offered to students demonstrating difficulty in the acquisition of basic early literacy skills as measured by the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS.) This year’s Early Start Program will be held virtually, July 6 – July 31, 2020. The program will offer learning opportunities […]

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Jun
24

Read to a Child’s Remote Read-Aloud Program and Interactive Zoom Session

Aerospace Systems Engineer Tracy Drain reads “Hidden Figures” and has lively interaction via Zoom with 4th Grade Class at Esperanza Elementary School in Los Angeles National literacy and mentoring non-profit Read to a Child® announced its Remote Read Aloud Program. As part of the new program, Tracy Drain, a Systems Engineer working at NASA’s Jet […]

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Jun
23

Children’s Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence & Trauma

Most Black children in the United States encounter racism in their daily lives. Ongoing individual and collective psychological or physical injuries due to exposure and re-exposure to race-based adversity, discrimination, and stress, referred to as racial trauma, is harmful to children’s development and well-being. Events that may cause racial trauma include threats of harm and injury, […]

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Jun
22

CT After School Network’s Summer Activity Guides

Are you a parent, child, or youth provider looking for summer activities? The Connecticut After School Network Summer Activity Guides for ages 5 – 9 are here. The Connecticut After School Network has published a suite of fun and engaging activities and challenges designed specifically to accommodate a COVID-19 summer.  They are hoping that this makes your […]

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Jun
22

Student Access & Equity During COVID-19

View the Student Access & Equity infographic below and download it here. [en español] At Hartford Public Schools we care deeply about our students and families. We are grateful for the partnership and support of families during the transition to distance learning and for every family’s efforts to keep students engaged. Providing high-quality teaching and [...]
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Jun
19

Juneteenth Message from the Superintendent

June 19, 2020   Dear Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends, As many of you know, Juneteenth is an annual holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day, June 19, in 1865 when Union soldiers shared the news that the Civil War had ended and black people were free. […]

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