Take Action: Rally for High Quality Education on July 10
Join us at 12pm on July 10th, as we bring attention to the need for more high quality magnet and charter schools.
Although Hartford Public Schools began its ambitious school reform and redesign process in 2007, and the Sheff v. O’Neill magnet school and Open Choice options have grown significantly since 2003, there are still far too many students who don’t have access to high quality school options. Far too many students are still on wait lists at high performing magnet and charter schools. In fact, this school year, over 20,000 families applied for racially and economically integrated Open Choice and magnet school seats. That’s the highest number yet. We must let our elected officials, school administrators and board of education members know that their job is not done until every Hartford student is in a high-performing school.
Join parents, community leaders and education partners as we call attention to the large number of students still waiting.
We’ll gather outside the Legislative Office Building (300 Capitol Avenue) and march to the State Board of Education (165 Capitol Avenue). Parents are encouraged to bring their wait list number or letters to the rally and be ready to pin your wait list number on your shirt.
Register here. (Please make sure to register so that we can send you more information!)
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1447844368800293/
Through independent research, evaluation, and engaging the community, Achieve Hartford! creates urgency and shared responsibility for closing the educational achievement gap in Hartford.
Our mission is to build relationships, act collectively, and bring about lasting change in Hartford’s neighborhoods.
The Sheff Movement coalition supports expansion of quality integrated education for all children in the region – by creating additional interdistrict magnet schools (run by HPS, CREC, and others), adding more seats for Hartford children in the suburban Open Choice program, and including racially and economically integrated charter schools within the Sheff solution.
Our mission is to build a national movement to defend the interests of children in public education and pursue transformative reform, so that America has the best education system in the world.