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.