Teaching and Learning

Dec
19

Student Advocacy Leads to CT’s “13th Amendment Day” Proclamation

Hartford Public High School history teacher, Bobby Abate clarifies, “The Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 only freed slaves in the southern states and the Juneteenth Celebration recalls when slaves in Texas, in June of 1865, finally heard the news that the war was over. It was not until December 6th, 1865, with the ratification of the […]

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Dec
19

Weaver Campus Hosts Winter Wonderland College Night

On December 9, 2019, the University of Hartford, Weaver High School, and Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts collaborated to present a Winter Wonderland College Night for parents, families, and students. At the event topics such as: Financial Aid, College Applications, and Student Campus Life were discussed. There was a large student panel made up […]

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Dec
19

HPS STEP Program Guides Young Adult Students through Transition to Job Market

The educators of the Hartford Public Schools STEP Program (Student Transition Education Pathways) are advisors who nurture and mentor our young adults.  The STEP Program is a job transition program for 18-21 year old students with an IEP. As teachers they value open collaboration with families and partners to create a safe and inclusive learning […]

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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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