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Influx Of Puerto Rican Children Stretches Hartford School Resources

January 7, 2018, 4:26 pm
Outlet: Hartford Courant Online

A close-up look at how the influx of hundreds of students from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico is affecting day to day operations in Hartford, particularly at McDonough School It was just before Christmas and Zoraida Soler was talking New Year's res

Hartford Schools Welcome Adults From Puerto Rico

January 2, 2018, 12:43 pm
Outlet: WNPR News

KendraLiz Gonzalez had been in cosmetology school for only two months when Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, destroying her school.

1,100 Families Impacted by Hurricanes Helped in Hartford

December 21, 2017, 4:30 am
Outlet: WVIT-TV Online

Hartford City Council hosted a fundraiser called Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Council members, Mayor Luke Bronin, state representatives, representatives from Hartford Public Schools, CREC and others attended the event where they got a tour of the bui

Why We Must Consolidate Schools

December 20, 2017, 4:27 pm
Outlet: Hartford Courant Online

On Tuesday, I presented the Hartford school board with a plan to redesign the city's school system. It proposes fewer but better schools and fiscal resources focused where they belong - on our students.

New Reorganization Plan Would Close Schools, Consolidate Programs

December 20, 2017, 3:56 am
Outlet: Hartford Courant Online

A new plan to consolidate city schools would create larger schools and close 10 buildings while reconfiguring many programs and moving them into new quarters.

Schools Trying To Get Girls Excited About Manufacturing Careers

December 11, 2017, 12:15 pm
Outlet: WNPR News

On a cold December morning, fifth-grade teams at Simpson-Waverly School in Hartford are making skyscrapers.

Consolidating Hartford Schools with Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

November 28, 2017, 2:00 pm
Outlet: WNPR News

Amid talk of consolidation -- what lies ahead for Hartford Public Schools? This hour, Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez is back to answer our questions and hear from you.

Radio Broadcast Booth, TV Studio In Design Plans For Weaver

November 16, 2017, 4:08 pm
Outlet: Hartford Courant Online

A radio broadcast booth, a TV studio and four arts studios will be included in the $133 million Weaver High School when it reopens after renovation, according to architectural designs presented to the public this week.

Montessori can level the playing field for low-income kids

November 8, 2017, 9:48 pm
Outlet: Dallas Morning News - Online

This is one of many studies indicating that in good, authentic Montessori environments (the Hartford public schools were accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale, known for high-fidelity programs), children's outcomes are better.