Spotlight on Excellence District Issue 26 5/13/13

 
 
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Issue 26
May 13, 2013
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TOY Keith Sevigny at SOTS 2013 for SoE Front page 2
Keith Sevigny (center), a science teacher from Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School who is Teacher of the Year for the 2012 – 2013 school year is flanked by the other members of April's State of the Schools Symposium discussion panel on Common Core education.  Mr Sevigny is applauded by (L to R:) Connecticut Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor, Chief Academic Officer of the CT State Department of Education Dr. Dianna Roberge-Wentzell, Division Director of the Education Division of the National Governors Association Richard Laine, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Achievement First Paige McLean, Dean of the Neag School of Education at UConn Dr. Thomas C. DeFranco, and Chair Manager of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation Dudley Williams.  One of the roles of Teacher of the Year is to represent the school district in public and district fora.  Find out more about this year's nominees: Read More.
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The Superintendent's Corner
 
Dr. K. Portrait with short hairLoud trumpets are often sounded in celebration of great, national triumphs or once-in-a-lifetime victories.  But this May, in Hartford, we sound our small, but mighty trumpets in gratitude to celebrate our teachers who achieve quiet victories every day, every hour and every minute in their classrooms, engaging their students in learning.  These are not famous generals in the military or huge political figures, but dedicated people who are working hard to inspire their students daily.  It is on this level — teacher-to-student, person-to-person, one-on-one — where victory is achieved every day in our school district by each of our 1,847 teachers.
 
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HPS Happenings
 
 
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In Our Schools

 
 
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In Our Community
 
 
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HPS in the News
 
 
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Cabinet News:

Dr. Carole Collins Ayanlaja, Chief Academic Officer

 
Three Finalists Chosen for Teacher of the Year Award
After an intensive screening andTOY finalist Battagliainterview process, Hartford’s 2013 Teacher of the Year choice is down to three finalists. A special district wide committeeTOY finalist Mangus
has selected Joseph Battaglia,
an English teacher at Opportunity High School; David
Mangus, a Science teacher at
TOY finalist Marrerothe 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 SMSA Magda Morgan Obama WEBHouse 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
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Law & Government Academy at Hartford Public High School Hosts Congressional Hearing on Gun Violence
Congressman John B. Larson (D-Hartford) hosted a HPHS Congressional Hearing Dr. K at Podium with Mayor and Governor WEB front pageField 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.

 

 

 

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