Teaching and Learning

Dec
19

Kinsella Middle School Students Stage “On Strike” Play

On December 11 and 12, 2020, the talented middle school students at Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts staged a play, On Strike, that both delights and educated their young audience.     On Strike is a play about about animals saving their own habitat from industrial farming. The students were cast and crew; providing […]

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Dec
17

UConn Basketball Coach and Players Visit Naylor School

Fifth graders at Dr. James H. Naylor/CCSU Leadership Academy were especially excited to be in school on Monday, December 16. They had been anticipating special visitors all weekend. For the second year, Naylor students, staff, and administrators welcomed the UConn Huskies for the Coach Hurley/UConn basketball day at the school. After the players arrived by bus […]

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Dec
16

HPHS Student Success Center Highlighted in CT Latino News

The recent decrease in Chronic Absenteeism rates in Hartford Public Schools was highlighted by CT Latino News, an online news outlet focused on the state’s Latino population. While the article notes that the rate of absenteeism is high in HPS, and even higher among the district’s Latino students, it describes how the pilot Student Support […]

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Dec
13

Bulkeley High School Hosts First Literacy Night

What do chocolate milk, Scrabble, and magnetic poetry have in common?  They were all examples of literacy activities that Bulkeley High School teachers used to engage students on Dec. 12. for the school’s first Literacy Night. In the cafeteria, teachers organized an array of stations offering different literacy activities.  At one table, students were asked […]

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Dec
12

Weaver Student Reporter Video Finalist for Presidential Debate

When Weaver High School’s Kemani Campbell interviewed R.J. Kinsella Performing Arts Magnet School’s Donovan Shaw about what he would ask candidates in the upcoming Democratic Presidential debate, the high school junior had no way of knowing the video might be selected to air nationally. The chances improved dramatically when PBS NewsHour selected the interview for […]

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Dec
10

Celebrating Computer Science Education Week at HMTCA

Picture a roomful of high school students seated in small groups at round tables, laptops open, fully engaged in the work on their screens. That was the scene on Monday, Dec. 9, at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA), where students in one room were working on coding projects. They were participating in a school-wide […]

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Dec
09

SMSA Partners with CCMC Division of Clinical Services for Career Day

SMSA and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Division of Clinical Services held its second annual Career Day for students in 10th grade. All sophomores were engaged in learning about four different careers within the healthcare industry including Audiology, Speech Therapy, EEG, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Nutrition. This event was held to expand students’ knowledge of […]

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Dec
04

Annie Fisher STEM Magnet Students Innovate for Annual Invention Convention

Students at Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School participated in the school’s annual Invention Convention, a competition in which students createbeneficial, original inventions.  STEM-ers worked tirelessly for 10 weeks to create meaningful inventions and shared them with families at their Parent Showcase Day on November 21, 2019. The school also held a celebration and awarded students with […]

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