Teaching and Learning

Feb
04

Student-Centered Learning at HPS

On January 29, 2020, in Kaitlin Sullivan’s 9th-grade science class at Bulkeley High School, about a dozen students were working in small groups in different areas of the classroom. On the far side of the room, three youths were poised in front of laptops, either following an online lesson or watching a video. In the […]

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Jan
30

Seal of Biliteracy: An Award Available to HPS Seniors

For the second year, Hartford Public Schools is offering the Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy, an award for students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The Seal of Biliteracy encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors their skills, and serves as evidence of abilities that are attractive to […]

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Jan
29

ICYMI: DonorsChoose Partnership Helps HPS Teachers Fulfill Wish Lists

“Thank you for being so generous and helpful with basic necessities for our classroom! As we approach the middle of winter it’s important to have educational materials but also supportive materials for success such as warm gloves, tissues, snacks, and water bottles as well as brand new books and important books for our diverse students. […]

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Jan
28

Five HPS Schools Recognized by Magnet Schools of America

Five magnet schools in the Hartford Public Schools district have received National Merit Awards from Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. This honor is given to magnet schools that demonstrate commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation and diversity efforts, and consistent delivery of high-quality educational services. […]

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Jan
28

Vote for Bulkeley HS Athlete Nominated for Courant Athlete of the Week; Classical Magnet Athlete Wins!

Outstanding high school sports performances are on display every week in Connecticut. To honor those athletes, each week the Hartford Courant sports staff will nominate three boys and three girls from local schools as CT Varsity Athlete of the Week finalists. Vote for this week’s finalist Bulkeley Bulldog below: Kobe Williams of Bulkeley High School […]

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Jan
23

Students who Attend Today Achieve Tomorrow

Attendance data from the first quarter of 2019-2020 reveals that Chronic Absenteeism at Hartford Public Schools has been reduced by 5.4% compared to the same period last year. The greatest improvement was in Kindergarten, and in the 6th grade, Chronic Absenteeism was at an all-time low. Some additional highlights to celebrate: 1,081 fewer students are chronically […]

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Jan
22

SMSA Students Keep on Giving

The students at the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy are helping to support those in need in the capital city. The students of Mr. McKay’s Urban Studies class along with Capstone student Josh Dorsey, handed out hats for the homeless Saturday morning on January 11th at South Church in Hartford. After Josh’s first visit to […]

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Jan
22

Holocaust Speaker Visits 8th Grade Classes

Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker students, Zachary Griffith, left, and Akilah Stewart, far right, pose with Holocaust survivor Endre Sarkany (above) after his emotional talk with the 8th grade class recently. Endre “Andy” Sarkany told students at the Environmental Sciences Magnet at Hooker School recently not to use the word, “hate.” ”It is […]

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