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Sheff in the News

December 13, 2010

Hartford: Five Magnet Schools Don’t Comply With Sheff Requirements by Grace Merritt December 13, 2010 ©The Hartford Courant HARTFORD Five magnet schools don’t have enough white students to meet a court desegregation order, prompting a warning from state Education Commissioner Mark McQuillan. McQuillan sent letters Monday to the schools asking officials there to meet to […]

December 7, 2010

State Barely Improves In Efforts To Reduce Racial Isolation Lack of progress disappoints plaintiffs in the Sheff desegregation lawsuit by Grace Merritt ©The Hartford Courant December 7, 2010 HARTFORD The state Department of Education slightly improved its rate of desegregation in Hartford schools over the past year, but fell short of its goal to have […]

November 8, 2010

Education officials propose a plan to expand school choice–at a cost by Jacqueline Rabe ©The Connecticut Mirror November 8, 2010 State education officials are proposing a series of measures to expand opportunities for Hartford schoolchildren to attend suburban schools–but the multi-million-dollar plan will be a tough sell with the state facing a massive budget deficit. […]

July 10, 2010

College To Add Magnet High School by Anne Vandermey ©The Hartford Courant July 10, 2010 EAST HARTFORD — College-level courses, personal laptops and a new building on the banks of the Connecticut River — these are among the educational offerings promised at a new magnet high school set to open at the Goodwin College campus […]

June 14, 2010

Susan Eaton profiles Greater Hartford’s magnet schools in The Nation.