Teaching and Learning

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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Jan
20

HPS Athletes Nominated for Courant Varsity Athletes of the Week!

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 finalists below: Vote for Briana Westbury of Capital Prep here. […]

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Jan
15

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Young People’s Oratorical Contest

The BSL Educational Foundation, Inc, in partnership with the Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter (Greater Hartford) of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., presents the 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest to take place at Capital Community College located at 950 Main Street in Hartford on Saturday, February 29,2020 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 […]

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Jan
14

Things To Do on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Republished from the Hartford Courant, this article helps you explore the many things to do on Monday’s holiday:   Connecticut celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with music, films, dance, community days and more By SUSAN DUNNE HARTFORD COURANT | JAN 14, 2020 | 5:58 AM President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the […]

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Jan
14

Social-Emotional Learning at Breakthrough South

On Jan. 9, 2020, in Lisa Hauckins 5th grade math class, students were absorbing a different kind of lesson. Notebooks pushed aside on their desks, the students were asked to read a poem projected on a screen in the front of the class. The poem was about, of all things, a hole in the sidewalk, […]

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Jan
13

Supply Drive Helps Hartford Teachers

“Today is about teachers,” said Andrea Comer, executive director of Educators for Excellence Connecticut (E4E-CT) at the opening of the Teacher Supply Drive, held at Hartford Yard Goats’ Aetna Community Center on January 9, 2020. The event drew city and state officials, including Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona, State Senator Doug McCrory, Hartford Mayor Luke […]

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