Governor Malloy Receives 2013 State of the Schools Award for his Staunch Commitment to Educational Excellence for All Students Governor Dannel P. Malloy, who has made revitalizing Connecticut’s education system a hallmark of his administration, received the annual State of the Schools Award for his significant efforts on behalf of Hartford Public Schools students.
The award was presented on Wednesday morning, April 24, at the district’s 2013 State of the Schools ceremony in the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, where Superintendent Christina M. Kishimoto also delivered her annual address on the status of Hartford Public Schools.
Hartford Public Schools to Expand Blended Learning With $450,000 Grant from Nellie Mae Foundation The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, New England’s largest education charity, today announced that it has awarded $450,000 to Hartford Public Schools to expand the use of blended learning as a way of better preparing high school students for college.
The grant was made possible through the foundation’s “New Approaches In Urban Districts” initiative, which rewards school systems for exploring student-centered instruction methods that extend beyond the traditional school calendar and classroom walls.
District to Open Two New Magnets And Expand a Third
In an effort to increase the city’s portfolio of quality educational opportunities, the Hartford Board of Education today approved proposals to open two new Sheff Magnet schools and expand the Betances STEM Magnet School at a larger space downtown. Under the first measure, the board accepted a grant of $600,000 from the state Department of Education to find a new location for the Betances STEM Magnet School to accommodate an expanded student body of 4th-through-8th graders by the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year.
State Honors Green Schools for Encouraging Healthy Students and Environmental Education
The initial success of Connecticut’s Green LEAF Schools program – designed to create “green” and healthy schools – was celebrated today by state officials, environmental groups, and educational organizations supporting the initiative.
During a ceremony at Hartford’s Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker, three early participants in Green LEAF Schools were recognized for their nomination for the federal Green Ribbon School Award as a result of their accomplishments under the program.