HPS Family Engagement Efforts During COVID-19 Featured in TNTP Report

HPS Family Engagement Efforts During COVID-19 Featured in TNTP Report

Rising Together:
How Four Districts are Building Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic forced school systems across the country to upend their normal practices. But this challenge also presented an opportunity. With strong leadership that treats families, caregivers, and community organizations as full and authentic partners in student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, school systems could build the infrastructure and relationships they need to make progress well beyond this crisis.

In the summer of 2020, HPS partnered with TNTP (The New Teacher Project) to strengthen family engagement with distance learning in light of the pandemic. The results of that partnership have included two in-depth surveys of students, families, staff and community partners, as well as the enhancement of strategies to deeply and continuously engage our families at this challenging time. 

Most recently, TNTP featured Hartford Public Schools in a new report, Rising Together: How Four Districts are Building Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic. In the report, they describe the district’s comprehensive, holistic approach to supporting our families and reconnecting with students who were not actively engaged in their learning at the start of the pandemic. This approach was grounded in the mission of HPS and in TNTP’s four key pillars of community engagement: a shared vision, intentional culture and diversity, authentic collaboration, and 360-degree communication.

Read the Report here!