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Family Information Night at Batchelder School

February 13, 2018

Family Information Night at Batchelder School

On February 13, 2018, approximately 50 Batchelder School families attended Family Information Night at their school to discuss the future with district and school leaders….

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Family Information Night at Martin Luther King Jr. School

February 12, 2018

Family Information Night at Martin Luther King Jr. School

On February 12, 2018, approximately 50 Martin Luther King Jr. School families attended Family Information Night at their school to discuss the future with district…

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2nd Community Conversation Brings More Candor and Wisdom about Change

January 18, 2018

2nd Community Conversation Brings More Candor and Wisdom about Change

On January 18, 2018 parents, families, community partners, representative from the State of Connecticut, the Board of Education, and HPS staff gathered to discuss the…

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Community Conversation Prompts Candor, Discussion, and Positivity

January 11, 2018

Community Conversation Prompts Candor, Discussion, and Positivity

Hartford Public Schools parents, grandparents, family members, community partners, and district staff-members gathered at Glory Chapel and discussed the district redesign on January 11th, 2018. …

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Citizens Share Opinions at January 9th Public Hearing

January 9, 2018

Citizens Share Opinions at January 9th Public Hearing

Many Hartford citizens, adults and students, shared their opinions at the Board of Education’s public hearing at Berkeley High School.

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Board of Education Workshop Meeting “District Model of Excellence Discussion: Recommendations and Implications”

January 8, 2018

Board of Education Workshop Meeting “District Model of Excellence Discussion: Recommendations and Implications”

Watch the “District Model of Excellence Discussion: Recommendations and Implications” with the Hartford Board of Education, Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, and Education Resource Strategies (ERS.)  You…

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A Conversation in Education about Safe and Equitable Access to Great Schools and Pathways

December 22, 2017

A Conversation in Education about Safe and Equitable Access to Great Schools and Pathways

Safe and Equitable Access to Great Schools and Pathways means that we focus on the whole student; that we will thoughtfully plan for each child…

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Dr. Torres-Rodriguez Submits Op-Ed to the Hartford Courant for Publication

December 20, 2017

Dr. Torres-Rodriguez Submits Op-Ed to the Hartford Courant for Publication

To read the Op-Ed, click here.

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Dr. Torres-Rodriguez Presents Restructuring Recommendations to the Board of Education

December 19, 2017

Dr. Torres-Rodriguez Presents Restructuring Recommendations to the Board of Education

On December 19th, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez presented recommendations to the Board of Education that she believes will ensure that we provide high-quality education for all students….

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Community Leaders Advisory Group

December 18, 2017

Community Leaders Advisory Group

Dr. Torres-Rodriguez engaged with the Community Advisory Group to collaborate on ways in which they can be part of the transition process.  In what ways can they…

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Faith-Based Initiative Meeting

December 15, 2017

Faith-Based Initiative Meeting

Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez met with faith-based leaders from the Greater Hartford area.  She reviewed the timeline for the District Model for Excellence and shared…

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Dr. Torres-Rodriguez Updates the Student Senators

December 6, 2017

Dr. Torres-Rodriguez Updates the Student Senators

Student Senate Secretary Amina Khokhar summarized Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez’s presentation.   Great schools mean: partnership with community safe and equitable access for all students to known…

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Faith-Based Meetings – Greater Hartford Area

November 29, 2017

Faith-Based Meetings – Greater Hartford Area

In the month of November, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez hosted various meeting with pastors from the Greater Hartford area.  She reviewed the timeline for the District Model…

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A Conversation in Education about Expanded Family and Community Partnerships

November 29, 2017

A Conversation in Education about Expanded Family and Community Partnerships

Expanded Family and Community Partnerships mean that the lines between our schools and the communities they serve will be blurred. Our schools will become family-friendly…

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BOE Regular Meeting: District Model Presentation (Part 1 – Re-imagining the District)

November 21, 2017

BOE Regular Meeting: District Model Presentation (Part 1 – Re-imagining the District)

Watch the presentation here as, at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez presented research, data, and non-negotiables from the…

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Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez Speaks at Hartford’s Break Bread & Build Community Feast

November 18, 2017

Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez Speaks at Hartford’s Break Bread & Build Community Feast

Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez was honored to speak at the Break Bread & Build Community Feast at Parker Memorial Family Center.

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Community Partners Workshop

November 17, 2017

Community Partners Workshop

More than 50 of our Community Partners dynamically engaged in a workshop with us about how we align, strengthen, and deepen our work with our…

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The Annual HPS Resource Exchange Expo Includes District Restructuring Information

November 15, 2017

The Annual HPS Resource Exchange Expo Includes District Restructuring Information

The annual HPS Resource Exchange Expo was held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Samuel V. Arroyo Recreation Center at Pope Park. The purpose…

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Dr. Torres-Rodriguez Meets with Faith-based Leaders

November 14, 2017

Dr. Torres-Rodriguez Meets with Faith-based Leaders

The purpose of the meeting with Faith Leaders, held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, was to share information about the District Model for Excellence process and…

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Dr. Torres-Rodriguez Presents at Weaver High School Steering Committee and Community Meeting

November 13, 2017

The meeting was held on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Rawson Elementary School. The Superintendent presented an overview and update around the District Model for…

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Board of Education Workshop – Education Resource Strategies presents highlights of Comprehensive District Study

November 8, 2017

Board of Education Workshop – Education Resource Strategies presents highlights of Comprehensive District Study

On Tuesday, November 8, 2017 at a Board of Education Workshop at University High School of Science & Engineering, Education Resource Strategies presented highlights of their…

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A Conversation in Education about Great Teaching and Learning

November 8, 2017

A Conversation in Education about Great Teaching and Learning

Watch our TV Show, “Conversations in Education,” in which PreK – 8 Principal Dr. Tayarisha Stone, leader of English Language Learners Monica Quinones, and leader of…

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Connecting with Families and Community

October 20, 2017

Connecting with Families and Community

At numerous family and community gatherings we have shared informational materials and invited participation in our process — from Bailando Para Puerto Rico, a dance-a-thon…

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Update and Engagement for the Para-educators

October 19, 2017

Board of Education Workshop Focuses on Planning and Equity

October 17, 2017

Board of Education Workshop Focuses on Planning and Equity

The objectives of the Board of Education Workshop on October 17, 2017 were to review the District Planning Process, provide input on the guiding principles…

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Superintendent Convenes Corporate Advisory Group

October 17, 2017

Superintendent Leslie-Torres-Rodriguez meets with the Corporate Advisory Group and presents the District Re-imagining Process Overview.

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HPS Central Office Town Halls

October 11, 2017

Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez gathered employees from Central Office on three dates this Autumn to keep the staff updated on the district re-imagining and restructuring process.

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School Principals Meet with and Train Staffs

October 11, 2017

Leadership met with Principals and supported them with guidance and materials so they could give District Re-imagining and Restructuring Process presentations to their staffs throughout…

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Our School Principals Work on Restructuring Priorities

October 10, 2017

Our School Principals Work on Restructuring Priorities

On October 10, 2017, at their professional development session our district’s principals worked on priorities for excellent schools.

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Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez Addresses our Corporate Community

October 6, 2017

Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez Addresses our Corporate Community

On October 6, 2017, our Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez was part of a panel at the Metro Hartford Alliance’s Rising Star Breakfast discussing education reform, restructuring…

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Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez Invites Participation in our Corporate Advisory Group

October 6, 2017

Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez Invites Participation in our Corporate Advisory Group

At the Metro Hartford Alliance’s Rising Star Breakfast on October 6, 2017, our Superintendent asked our corporate community how they can help our schools, and…

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City-wide Student Senate Shares School Needs List with our Superintendent

October 4, 2017

City-wide Student Senate Shares School Needs List with our Superintendent

The members of the 2017-2018 City-wide Student Senate met with Dr. Torres-Rodriguez to share their list of needs crucial to excellent schools.  These include: adequate…

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Hartford Federation of Teachers Update

October 4, 2017

Students & Families Share Their Opinions

September 26, 2017

Students & Families Share Their Opinions

On Tuesday, September 26th, families, students, community partners and district leaders met at Bulkeley High School to discuss Restructuring and Re-imagining our District for Improved Student…

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Board of Education Works with Education Resource Strategies on Restructuring Questions

September 22, 2017

Board of Education Works with Education Resource Strategies on Restructuring Questions

On September 22, 2017, at their retreat with Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, the Board of Education met with Education Resource Strategies (ERS) about the restructuring process. ERS…

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A Community Conversation on District-wide School Redesign at the Artists’ Collective

June 12, 2017

A Community Conversation on District-wide School Redesign at the Artists’ Collective

Nearly 200 people gathered at the Artists Collective on June 12, 2017 to participate in the first of a series of Community Conversations aimed at…

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