Need something to do this Sunday? The downtown Hartford Block Party and Flea Market will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Pratt Street to raise money for the League of Xtraordinary Youth (LXY) Community Center of Health, Music, Art and Dance.
Admission to the block party and market is free for the community, although there’s [...]
It was an idea made for Cityline: At Hartford Public High School’s Nursing Academy, six ninth-grade teachers planned to reward students’ good behavior with a ceremony today in which they would eat cicadas.
Yes, these little creatures:
Teachers planned to eat them as a gross-out reward for freshmen who earned 600 points [...]
It’s that time of year in Hartford when more than a dozen city high schools will be holding their graduations in a two-week span. Good thing our Courant summer interns have arrived!
Opportunity High School graduated 45 students last night. The adult education ceremony also was held Thursday, and tonight, it will [...]
The Courant’s Mike Anthony is reporting that the Greater Hartford Pro-Am Summer Basketball League, which has brought NBA players and college stars with area ties to dazzle spectators in city high school gyms, is leaving for Waterbury.
More from Anthony:
Pro-Am co-founder and CEO Peter Higgins said Tuesday the annual six-week basketball league will [...]
Photographer Michael McAndrews documented Monday’s CityMusic recital, the culmination of an El Sistema-style, after-school music program at Burns Latino Studies Academy that is a partnership between Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the city school system. (We wrote about CityMusic in fall 2011.)
Burns students played the drums, violin, trumpet and recorder, and [...]
The city’s deputy chief auditor, Craig Trujillo, has informed the school system, the Hartford Public Library and the Hartford Parking Authority that expenses on their city-issued credit cards will be audited. The purchasing cards are used for dining, travel and other expenses.
Here is the main text of Trujillo’s email sent this morning. A copy of [...]
Mario Marrero, who teaches fourth-grade at Betances STEM Magnet School, was named the city’s teacher of the year during an awards banquet Thursday night. You can view a video of the announcement here.
We wrote about Hartford’s three finalists recently and heard from students who love Marrero and his disciplined classroom.
Marrero joined [...]
Educators at Opportunity High School, Betances STEM Magnet School and the Academy of Engineering and Green Technology at Hartford Public High School have been named finalists for the 2013 Hartford Teacher of the Year competition.
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