Education Matters! is Achieve Hartford!'s weekly e-mail publication that goes out to some 2,400 readers. It is our way of keeping policy makers, educators, parents, supporters and all stakeholders up to date and informed on issues that impact the Hartford Public School District and its reform efforts.
We're not Sandy Hook, Students Discuss Gun Violence, Resident Principal Model
Community Schools Award,
Sheff Agreement, Skills Gap Discussion
Equity Elephant in the Room, Promise Scholarships, Parent Connections
SOS, Grabbing Urban Poverty by the Horns, Top Stories
Keeping Great Teachers, Discussing the Dual Language Concept, Budget Hearing
Ultimate Lesson on Policy, Climate-Connectedness Report, Budget Proposed
Parent Workshop Series, ELLs, New Chief Development Officer
Student - and Parent - Pre-K Readiness, Top Stories of the Month
Exemplar in a Tight-Budget World, New Magnet Schools, Dual Language Concepts
Board of Ed Election Turnout, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Readership Survey Results
Talent Management, Faith-Based Community Outreach, and a New Era of Parent Engagement?
Student Viewpoints, Cultural Competence, and College Readiness Planning
New Blood - Student and Adult Leaders - and Familiar Challenges, Montessori Movement
Honoring a Great Teacher, Two Successful Schools, Keeping an Eye on the Budget
Dual Language Discussion, Turnaround Schools' Progress, and Travelers' Support
NYU Professor's Recipe for Reform, After-School Enrichment, and Prudential's Support
The Hartford Promise, Institutional Advancement, and a View of Student Commitment
Mid-Year Audit of Jumoke-at-Milner, Protest over Proposed Change of Adult Education Site, Thanks to the Bank
Seven in 10 Parents of Eighth Graders Have Not Yet Completed HPS Choice Applications
Articles on the State of Reform in Hartford, in the Context of a Conversation with Dr. Howard Fuller
Articles on Research-Based Intervention, the new School Performance Index, and Patricia Salner
Articles on Performance Targets, Aetna's Corporate Citizenship, and the Newtown Massacre
Articles on the new State School Performance Index, Race to the Top, and Hartford Youth Scholars
Articles on the Gates grant, Adult Education planning, and our look at reform ...
Current events and news articles - and past archived issues - are below.
Education Matters! Extra, plus Current Events and News
As a supplement to our Education Matters! email, we also provide Education Matters! Extra, containing more extensive articles in the full text for each edition:
► Upcoming Events are listed here:
Hartford Board of Education Meetings this fiscal year, including the next one, a Regular Meeting, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 5:30 p.m. at Noah Webster MicroSociety Magnet School, 5 Cone Street.
The Hartford Teacher of the Year Celebration at the Downtown Marriott, Thursday, May 23, 2013.
► News Items of Interest are listed here:
Adolescent Offenders Shouldn’t Be Tried as Adults, Courant Editorial, May 15, 2013
Malloy Tells Hartford Parents He’s Still Fighting for Education Reform, Vanessa de la Torre, Courant, May 14, 2013
(Some) Charter School Applications Released, Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror, May 14, 2013
School Safety Requires More than Punishment, Lisa Madigan and John Suthers, Education Week-Commentary, May 14, 2013
The Most Important Problem Facing American Children Today, Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, May 14, 2013
One Year Later, Lawmakers’ Enthusiasm for Reform Fades, Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror, May 13, 2013
Field Hearing Offers Optimistic View of Future Gun Control Efforts, Hugh McQuaid, Ct News Junkie, May 10, 2013 In Hartford, a Call for Cultural Competence in Schools
, Vanessa de la Torre, May 9, 2013
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