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.
A new UConn report measures risk factors in Hartford that could hinder children’s learning and identifies six neighborhoods that might benefit from more social services and programs.
The report commissioned by the Hartford school system indicates an overall improvement in risk factors for most city neighborhoods since 2009. Using data, researchers weighed areas such as [...]
Congratulations to Khalil Dukes of Hartford, a senior guard at Capital Preparatory Magnet School who has committed to play basketball at the University of Southern California. The Courant has named Dukes its boy’s basketball player of the year.
“I signed with USC, and I’m leaving to go there June 28,” Dukes told the [...]
The Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker is one of three Connecticut schools — and among 64 nationwide — that were named 2013 U.S. Green Ribbon Schools for their focus on sustainability and energy conservation.
Mary Hooker Principal Peter Dart said students and staff learned of the award this morning. Classrooms tuned into a [...]
Big changes were already coming to Hartford’s Journalism and Media Academy, which is moving from Weaver High School to a newly renovated location on Tower Avenue in August.
Now it appears that the academy will become a magnet school.
The city board of education is scheduled to vote Tuesday night to convert Journalism and Media [...]
A former Diggs Construction employee in 2011 notified the Hartford School Building Committee and a member of the city council that city officials and Diggs had failed to recoup millions of dollars in state reimbursements for school construction projects.
Jose Rendon, who was in charge of certified payrolls for Diggs until he left in 2010, [...]
Last weekend, we reported that the city has hired a consultant to help recover as much as $27 million in reimbursements from the state for school construction projects, some of which date back to 2003 (and earlier).
Program managers for the 20 projects that the city is still seeking reimbursements on — which include [...]
Superintendent Christina Kishimoto has proposed closing the Weaver High School building after this academic year and moving the culinary arts program to the Lincoln Culinary Institute for a three-year period.
As I reported yesterday, the fact that Weaver’s Journalism and Media Academy will be relocating to its new, permanent location on Tower Avenue means that roughly [...]
Watching the Wichita State vs. La Salle game tonight? Look for No. 35 in the blue and yellow jersey.
The Courant’s Jeff Jacobs spoke to Hartford’s Rohan Brown, who attended Kinsella Magnet School of the Performing Arts before enrolling at East Catholic High School in Manchester. Now he plays for La Salle University in Philadelphia, [...]
The Hartford area is already the land of magnet schools. The Sheff vs. O’Neill desegregation case mandates that the state create integrated settings for Hartford children, and so the state has tried reaching court-ordered targets with new magnet schools and an Open Choice program that enroll a mix of city and suburban students.
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