United States Senator Chris Murphy Visits the Latino Studies Academy at Burns School to Help Shed Light on National Attendance Awareness Month
On Monday, September 9th, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy visited the Burns Latino Studies Academy in Hartford as part of a month-long national drive to let families know about the critical role they play in getting their
children to school on time every day and how good attendance is linked to academic success. At Burns, the senator conducted three classroom visits to reinforce the importance of building a habit of good attendance. He discussed the strategies that the school is employing to reduce chronic absenteeism and met with parents to hear any obstacles they face in maintaining good attendance.
Hartford Public Schools Launches its First Annual Family Convocation to Present the New Family & Community Engagement Plan and Demonstrate the Parent Portal
Hartford Public Schools hosted over 100 parents and community members at its first Family Convocation on Saturday, September 21st at the newly renovated M.D. Fox School at 470 Maple Avenue in Hartford. The morning included a demonstration of the newly launched Parent Portal (PowerSchool tool for parents,) a presentation of the Family & Community Engagement Plan, and student performances. A light breakfast was served from 8:30am until 9:00 am, and childcare was available.
Hartford Students Return To Class: District Showcases Three Modernized School Buildings And Opens Three New Magnets
Hartford Public Schools kicked off the 2013-2014 academic year by unveiling three renovated school buildings and adding three new magnet schools to its range of quality educational selections.
Superintendent Christina M. Kishimoto, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, Board of Education Chairman Matthew K. Poland and officials from government, business and the philanthropic communities welcomed the city’s 22,000 students back to class with a traditional bus tour of the district to introduce its latest initiatives.