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December 22, 2013

Hartford’s Slow, Steady Progress In School Integration Sheff v. O’Neill But much integrating left to be done December 20, 2013 ©The Hartford Courant The latest agreement between plaintiffs and the state in the Sheff v. O’Neill school desegregation lawsuit will inch Hartford public schools along ever so slightly toward the goal of educating all students […]

December 13, 2013

1,853 more Hartford students to attend integrated schools by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas December 13, 2013 ©Connecticut Mirror State officials agreed Friday to offer 1,853 more students from Hartford a seat in an integrated setting in the next school year. The agreement is a result of a 17-year-old Connecticut Supreme Court decision ordering the state to […]

New Sheff Agreement To Increase Integration For Hartford Students Pact Also Expands Magnet Schools And Enrollment by Kathleen Megan December 13, 2013 ©The Hartford Courant A new one-year agreement in the long-running Sheff vs. O’Neill desegregation case with an estimated price tag of $3.5 million calls for the enrollment of an additional 1,350 Hartford students […]

1,853 more Hartford students to attend integrated schools CT Mirror December 13, 2013

December 6, 2013

An op-ed by Hartford parent Tracy Jenkins calls for more magnet seats. Published in The Hartford Courant on December 6, 2013. 

November 30, 2013

Magnet Schools Can Promote Desegregated Education letter to the editor from former CT Congressman Rob Simmons Hartford Courant November 30, 2013  

November 26, 2013

“Nearly half the students from Hartford now attend integrated schools” CT Mirror November 26, 2013

November 25, 2013

“Hartford School Board Reverses, OKs 2 New Magnet Schools: Options For Third School Sent To New Committee” Hartford Courant November 25, 2013

September 12, 2013

State report: Students in desegregated schools test higher by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas September 12, 2013 ©Connecticut Mirror The State Department of Education reports that Hartford students attending a magnet or suburban school significantly outperform their peers who attend their neighborhood schools run by the Hartford Public School system. “The performance of Hartford youth soars once […]

July 30, 2013

Hartford Courant editorial and letters to the editor on interdistrict school enrollment EDITORIAL: WHICH IS THE CRIME: SCHOOL ADDRESS FRAUD OR UNEQUAL EDUCATION? It will no longer be a criminal matter to send children to an out-of-district public school, but that doesn’t address the larger question Starting Oct. 1, it will no longer be a […]

June 19, 2013

Should ‘race’ be replaced with ‘socioeconomic factors’ in Sheff case? by Robert A. Frahm June 19, 2013 ©Connecticut Mirror Elizabeth Horton Sheff speaks at the one-year settlement court appearance in April while Hartford schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, in tan to her right, watches. Under a racial desegregation order, a popular magnet school near Damaris DeLeon’s […]

June 14, 2013

by Jennifer Senofonte Staff Writer ©Valley Press GRANBY – After the first Granby budget referendum failed, the Board of Education cut its budget by $250,000 and among the reductions were three new proposed positions for the next school year. Superintendent Alan Addley may have found a way to bring back these three new positions, subject […]

April 29, 2013

New Agreement In Sheff Case Expected Soon State Extends Deadline For New Magnets And Seats To Monday, May 6 by Kathleen Megan April 29, 2013 ©The Hartford Courant A new agreement is expected very soon — perhaps Tuesday afternoon — in the Sheff v. O’Neill desegregation case. Although details were scant Monday, the new agreement […]

April 9, 2013

Hartford Journalism And Media Academy Set To Become Magnet School City School Board Scheduled To Vote On Plan Tuesday by Vanessa De La Torre April 9, 2013 ©The Hartford Courant HARTFORD When the city’s Journalism and Media Academy opens in a new location in August, school administrators might also be welcoming an influx of suburban […]

March 20, 2013

Hartford To Operate Two New Sheff Magnet Schools New Magnet Programs Will Be Open For 2013-14 by Vanessa De La Torre March 20, 2013 ©The Hartford Courant HARTFORD As negotiations continue for a new agreement in the Sheff vs. O’Neill desegregation case, city school leaders said Hartford will operate two new magnet schools next academic […]