Join the Sheff Movement and Women’s March CT for a community film screening and discussion featuring “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” the critically-acclaimed film that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. The film examines controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership […]
Join Us for the Next SMC Meeting! Saturday, June 10, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm Sheff Movement Offices 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford
Join Us for the Next SMC Meeting! Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm Sheff Movement Offices 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford
Join Us for the Next SMC Meeting! Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm Sheff Movement Offices 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford
Join Us for the Next SMC Meeting! Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm Noah Webster MicroSociety Magnet School 5 Cone Street Hartford, CT 06105
Join Us for the Next SMC Meeting! Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm Sheff Movement Offices (75 Charter Oak Avenue, Building One) Hartford, CT 06106
On October 22, the Sheff Movement will host a design challenge to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sheff v. O’Neill decision. This event is meant to promote meaningful public discourse and engagement that will ultimately strengthen Greater Hartford’s ongoing efforts to address racial and socioeconomic isolation and related inequities. This conference aims to: 1) […]
As a reminder, the Sheff Movement meeting will be held June 11th at our offices (75 Charter Oak Ave). We’ll start at 10AM and plan to finish by 12PM. Please forward any suggestions for agenda items. Three things: 1) We’ll be discussing the new legal agreement that was announced June 10th (See “With ‘Mixed Emotions,’ […]
This professional development opportunity is for educators, educational leaders, and educational stakeholders interested in examining and developing policies, practices, structures, and systems for all in their school community; specifically for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Engage in discussion about race, racism and inequality in our society and its impact on our children’s education. Build connections and find common ground with others as we support our students.
This is our first time meeting at one of the Goodwin College magnet schools, and we’re excited to learn about the work happening there! Since CT River Academy is hosting an information session that same day, a student-led school tour is an option for coalition members who’d like to stick around after the meeting.
The Glastonbury MLK Community Initiative will host “School Diversity: A Priority for Our Children, Our Community and Our Future” on Monday November 16, 2015 at the Glastonbury–East Hartford Elementary Magnet School (95 Oak Street in Glastonbury). The evening will start with a reception at 6:00 in honor of Glastonbury’s Open Choice and ABC House students […]
We’ll host November’s meeting at the Metropolitan Learning Center, the site of the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) Fair. Click here for more information.
Elizabeth Horton Sheff and Phil Tegeler were among the speakers at The Connecticut Mirror’s second statewide public policy event, “Small State, Big Debate: Race” on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Fairfield University. Elizabeth Horton Sheff contributed a discussion about school choice and Phil Tegeler contributed to a discussion about affordable housing and racial isolation.
Come meet Hartford’s mayoral candidates; ask them to support continued expansion of quality, integrated education. The Sheff Movement is pleased to welcome most of Hartford’s mayoral candidates to our monthly coalition meeting on June 20th. We will use this opportunity to provide an update on progress toward achieving access to a quality, integrated education for […]
This event is organized by the Healing Through Diversity and Dialogue Consortium. Sheff Movement coalition co-chairs Jim Boucher and Elizabeth Horton Sheff will participate in the event, which will feature an opening panel (including Leonard Epps, Principal of the Journalism and Media Academy; and Robert Cotto, Hartford School Board) followed by facilitated dialogue at tables […]
Our May agenda includes a presentation and discussion by Mira Debs of Yale University, who authored the recent Sheff Movement policy brief on Pre-K programs in the Greater Hartford region. We’ll receive updates from our Communications Committee and hear about the school choice lottery.
The Sheff Movement is proud to partner with the Reel Youth Hartford Film Festival in 2015 by sponsoring the festival’s first-ever Social Justice Award. We’re excited to announce “Racial Justice in Education” as the inaugural theme. Entry Deadline: April 11, 2015Festival Date: April 25, 2015 Social Justice Award prize: $250 Eligibility: The Festival is open to middle or high school-aged youth who live […]
Our April coalition meeting will be held at Connecticut IB Academy. CIBA is one of the newest Sheff schools and is located on the campus of East Hartford High School. Our agenda will include a taped webinar interview with Gary Orfield of UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, who recently published a report on school integration in […]
Agenda will include reflections on Advocacy Day, a presentation by Kenneth Feder of Connecticut Voices for Children, and a review of the coalition’s ongoing Open Choice campaign.
Please join the Sheff Movement coalition for our second annual Advocacy Day! Last year’s event brought together more than 50 parents, students and educators to tell their legislators about the positive impacts of magnet schools and the Open Choice program. View photos from 2014. Sign up in advance so we can match you up with others from your […]
On February 23, 2015 the Sheff plaintiffs and the State announced a one-year extension of the Phase 3 stipulation. The Sheff Movement coalition is organizing two phone briefings, led by Alex Knopp, the Plaintiff’s Representative for Sheff v. O’Neill, and Martha Stone, attorney for the plaintiffs: Monday, 3/2 @ 4:30pm Monday, 3/2 @ 8:00pm We […]
The February Sheff Movement meeting will take place from 9:00am-10:30am in the library at Hartford Public High School, prior to the HPS Education Expo in order to facilitate coalition members’ participation in both events.
The Glastonbury School Board is exploring opening more seats for Hartford students to attend Glastonbury schools through the Open Choice program. Join us at South Church (959 Main St in South Glastonbury) us for a presentation by Open Choice program staff from the Capital Region Education Council (CREC), followed by Q&A/Discussion. Come learn the facts […]
Our January meeting will be held at Journalism and Media Academy (150 Tower Avenue, Hartford, CT 06120). We’re excited to be at JMA as we provide updates about our developing collaboration with Reel Youth Hartford Film Festival. Come learn a bit about the innovative programs at this Hartford magnet school, hear updates about our ongoing advocacy and outreach efforts, and participate in final […]
This forum, hosted by LPRAC, addresses the status of ELL/bilingual education and how to improve outcomes for Connecticut’s non-English speaking children.
Join us for a conversation with Hartford Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez about her vision for Hartford schools and how we can build upon the dramatic progress made in recent years to provide an increasing number of Hartford students with access to quality, integrated education. We’ll also review the final draft of our legislative and […]
Join us for a light lunch, following the School Choice Fair at A.I. Prince Tech.
Recognizing that educators play a crucial role in creating learning environments where diversity is valued as an asset that is to be celebrated and cultivated, the Sheff Movement invites all educators across Greater Hartford to participate in Mix It Up Greater Hartford. Mix It Up Greater Hartford is an opportunity to learn about some of the ways […]
Interdistrict Cooperative Grant Workshop Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 3:00 pm CREC Central, Room 202 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT Anybody that is interested in applying for 2015-2017 Interdistrict Cooperative Grant funds is invited to attend this workshop. Kindly RSVP by October 3, 2014 by emailing Romina D’Angelo at email@example.com. Please provide your name, district/organization, […]
Join us for a working brunch on July 19th from 10:00am-12:00pm. We’ll provide updates while you enjoy some coffee and tasty food (food will be here starting at 9:30 so feel free to come a little early), and then we plan to break into groups to brainstorm ideas and set goals for our new volunteer […]
The 32nd National Conference on Magnet Schools (May 15-18, 2014) offers four days of non-stop professional development activities, events, and excursions that you won’t want to miss. Hosted by Hartford Public Schools, with the support of regional districts. MSA will release new National Standards for magnet schools that are designed to connect best practices and research. […]
Friends and supporters, please join us at a party/fundraiser hosted by Carol Vinick and Tom Connolly (original Sheff plaintiffs) at their home in West Hartford. Bring a friend, neighbor or parent from your child’s school, who would like to learn more about Sheff schools and how to support the effort to secure quality integrated education […]
Join us for breakfast on Saturday, April 26 as we reflect on our progress since 1989 and recommit to the struggle for quality integrated education for all of our children.
Please join the Sheff Movement coalition for an Advocacy Day on Thursday morning. Come share your experience as a parent, student, or educator in a magnet school or the Open Choice program. Urge your legislators to fully fund Sheff programs. Invite legislators to our April 26th anniversary event.
In collaboration with One Nation Indivisible, the Sheff Movement coalition will co-sponsor Where Integration Meets Innovation: Creating, Sustaining and Improving Dynamic & Diverse Public Schools for the 21st Century on November 8-9, 2013 in Hartford. This interactive 2-day conference brings together parents, educators, scholars and activists who aspire to build innovative, racially and culturally diverse public schools that […]
Join our discussion on creating a dual-language magnet school for the Hartford region. Dual-language schools (also known as two-way immersion) enroll balanced numbers of English-speakers and native speakers of the partner language (such as Spanish), and design a curriculum for all students to learn both languages. Dual-language schools have successfully brought together English- and Spanish-speaking […]
Performances by Kinsella Dance Ensemble, the Real Ambassadors from Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, and Breakthrough Magnet News Team. We will be honoring Norma Neumann Johnson from Breakthrough Magnet, Dr. Bruce Douglas of CREC, and Dr. Steve Perry from Capital Prep. Please join us!
Interdistrict Public Education: Equalizing Opportunity Beyond Racial Integration Tom Mooney, Partner in the Hartford office and Adjunct Professor of Law (University of Connecticut School of Law), will serve as Moderator for a panel discussion entitled, “Interdistrict Public Education: Equalizing Opportunity Beyond Racial Integration” at the University of Connecticut Law School on March 20, 2012 from […]
Commissioner Pryor will be joining us.
Connecticut Magnets: Leading the Nation A review of the most outstanding accomplishments of our magnets – how they are closing the achievement gap, winning state and national awards for excellence, and providing thousands of children with the quality, integrated education they deserve. What will we need to do to support these schools in the next […]
The Sheff Movement will be the focus of two events at the Unitarian Universalist Society: East (UUS:E) on Sunday, December 6, 2009. First, at the main 12:30 p.m. service, Elizabeth Horton Sheff will speak on the history and continuing need for the case. Immediately following, the church is hosting a forum on “Reducing Racial Isolation […]
Recap of our recent trip to Washington, DC and discuss the current state budget status, including possible upcoming suburban transportation issues.
“Reaffirming the Role of School Integration in K-12 Public Education Policy: A Conversation Among Policymakers, Advocates and Educators,” will bring together top Department of Education officials to speak with educators, parents, civil rights advocates, and scholars who support racially and economically integrated K-12 public schools. Organized by the National Coalition on School Diversity. Parents, educators, and […]
To mark this significant 20th anniversary of Sheff v. O’Neill, the Sheff Movement coalition is hosting an event at the law school to revisit some of the key research that continues to support the importance of K-12 school diversity. Featuring Susan Eaton and John Brittain.
Co-Hosts Hartford City Council Majority Leader Jo Winch and the Sheff Movement coalition invite you to an evening of engaging dialogue and action on the issues we face as students, parents, teachers, administrators, elected officials, business owners, clergy and more, in successfully preparing and educating our students for the global society of the 21st century. […]
We’ll discuss the state’s education budget and the Sheff Comprehensive Management Plan. Please email your RSVP or other agenda ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sheff Movement coalition will present two workshops at the New England Conference on Multicultural Education (NECME) on Wednesday, October 8 at the Connecticut Convention Center. The theme is “Best Practices in Multicultural Education: PK-12 and Higher Education.” The Sheff Movement Coalition: Organizing Parents Across District Lines The Sheff Movement Coalition is working to […]
On August 7-8, 2008, CREC is hosting a two-day seminar for anyone interested in the new Sheff agreement and its implications. Featuring the Sheff Movement coalition’s Liz Dupont-Diehl and other guest speakers. Two Rivers Magnet Middle School is located at 337 East River Drive, East Hartford, CT 06108.
For graduates and Project Concern paraprofessionals, bus drivers, and staff members. The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located at 50 Morgan Street, Hartford.
A Call to Action A morning of information and sharing for students, parents, and citizens who support quality, integrated public education.
“Forty Years of Project Concern and Project Choice” A screening of our new 30-minute video documentary about Hartford’s city-to-suburb school integration program. Featuring interviews with alumni and founders of the Project Concern program and a discussion about the future of the program. Welcoming reception at 5:30; film at 6:00 followed by discussion.
Milo Sheff will be hosting a gathering on Saturday, August 2nd from 4-6pm at 226 Jazz Art Java (226 Broad Street in Windsor), featuring local spoken word artists. Tickets are $15, and will are available for purchase online and by phone (860-219-1947). (You can also pay at the door.) A portion of the proceeds will go to the Sheff Movement coalition. Spoken Word Performers: Sara Mas Kevin W. […]