Teaching and Learning

Dec
10

SMSA Senior Capstone Project Featured in Courant

By Darcie Ortique, Hartford Courant A 17-year-old senior at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy, Oneiry Restituyo sets aside time every Saturday morning to read to an older woman she’s just getting to know. Restituyo, who lives in Middletown and considers herself a bookworm, had hoped to visit nursing homes in person to read to residents […]

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Dec
10

Listen to our Podcast: Let’s Talk, Hartford Public Schools

Let’s Talk, Hartford Public Schools is a podcast and radio show produced by Tyrone Richardson, also know as Mr. Rich. Mr. Rich has been a teacher, a school principal, and is currently an Executive Director of School Leadership at Hartford Public Schools. For Let’s Talk, Hartford Public Schools, he sits down with a variety of educators […]

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Dec
07

Update from the Superintendent

Updated December 16, 2020: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed the student positivity rate at below 0.9% based on fewer than 150 cases. HPS has an in-person enrollment of 7,240, 150 positive cases would make the the student positivity just below 2% on December 4. The story has been updated to reflect the […]

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Dec
04

HPS Receives Donation of Devices for Online Learning

On Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at Burr Mall near City Hall in downtown Hartford, Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez joined Senator Richard Blumenthal, representatives from the International WeLoveYou Foundation, and HPS Chief of Family and Community Partnerships Chief Nuchette Black-Burke for a special event. HPS received a donation of 120 devices from WeLoveYou as part of their efforts […]

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Dec
04

Superintendent Testifies before Senate Committee about Cyberattack

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez testified before a U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. She had been invited by Subcommittee member Senator Maggie Hassan to share what happened in early September when HPS computer systems were targets of a cyberattack that resulted in the delay of school opening. Via satellite, the […]

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Dec
03

ICYMI: a Learning Session about English Language Arts Grades K-5

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Hartford Public Schools Family and School Partnerships presented a Family Learning Session about English Language Arts for Grades Kindergarten through 5th, in English and in Spanish. You can watch the videos and explore the informational presentations here. In English Nuestra sesión familiar de aprendizaje del 3 de diciembre sobre artes del […]

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Dec
03

Please Join Us for a Public Session about the FY 2021-22 Budget

Hartford Public Schools Family and School Partnerships presents the fiscal year 2021-2022 Budget Engagement Sessions. Join Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez and Acting Chief Financial Officer Dave Fleig as they review the Hartford Public Schools budget development process and preliminary information about the FY 2021-2022 budget. Tuesday, 12/8/20 In English: 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM In Spanish 6:00 […]

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Nov
25

A Thanksgiving Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Dear Families, Teachers, Staff, and Partners, I would like to express my gratitude for all you do for our beautiful and capable students. During these difficult times, together, we are rising to the challenge; ensuring that all our students are learning, connected, supported, and loved. To our dedicated teachers, administrators, and staff, you are crucial […]

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