Three Finalists Chosen for Teacher of the Year Award
After an intensive screening andinterview process, Hartford’s 2013 Teacher of the Year choice is down to three finalists. A special district wide committee has selected Joseph Battaglia, an English teacher at Opportunity High School; David
Mangus, a Science teacher at the Academy of Engineering and Green Technology; and Mario Marrero, a fourth-grade teacher at the Betances STEM Magnet School. The finalists will now be video-taped conducting a class at their schools and be asked to complete a series of written essay questions as part of their final evaluation.
Sport & Medical Science Academy Student Entrepreneurs Recognized by President Obama
On Monday, April 22, the President hosted the White House Science Fair and celebrated the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. The President hosted the first-ever White House Science Fair in late 2010, fulfilling a commitment he made at the launch of his Educate to Innovate campaign to inspire students to excel in math and science. As the President noted then, “If you win the NCAA championship, you come to the White House. Well, if you're a young person and you produce the best experiment or design, the best hardware or software, you ought to be recognized for that achievement, too.” Two of the students chosen were from the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford, CT, specifically from Anne Nguyen’s Marketing NFTE Course
Law & Government Academy at Hartford Public High School Hosts Congressional Hearing on Gun Violence
Congressman John B. Larson (D-Hartford) hosted a Field Hearing of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force on May 10th at the Law & Government Academy at Hartford Public School on Forrest Street. Congressman Mike Thompson (D- CA), Chairman of the Task Force, presided over the hearing. Larson and was also joined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Mayor of Hartford Pedro E. Segarra, Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Christina M. Kishimoto, various state and local officials and subject matter experts to discuss gun violence in Connecticut and across the nation.