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Sheff Movement Updates

December 2, 2011

From the U.S. Department of Education’s website: Today, the Departments of Justice and Education released two new guidance documents—one for school districts and one for colleges and universities—detailing the flexibility that the Supreme Court has provided to educational institutions to promote diversity and, in the case of elementary and secondary schools, reduce racial isolation among […]

November 22, 2011

Victory in Avon! On November 22nd, the Avon Planning and Zoning Commission, by a vote of 5 to 2, granted CREC permission to build a permanent home in Avon for the Reggio Magnet School of the Arts. The school will serve 435 students in grades Pre-K to 5th grade; half of the children will come […]

November 15, 2011

The Reggio Magnet School of the Arts operated by CREC has been located in temporary rental space in Avon for the last three years. On November 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Avon Senior Center located at 635 West Avon Road, the Avon Planning and Zoning Commission will determine whether the Capitol Region Education […]

October 1, 2011

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September 29, 2011

Congratulations to four of Hartford’s host magnets!! For the second year in a row, four Hartford regional public high schools–Capital Preparatory Magnet, Pathways to Technology, the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy and the University High School of Science and Engineering–have made U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best High Schools.

September 1, 2011

CREC’s  September 2011 newsletter newsletter shows promising academic outcomes for students attending CREC schools.

March 7, 2011

The legislature is considering Raised Bill 6502: “An Act Concerning the Open Choice Program,” which would _________. In response to the bill, the Sheff Movement offered this testimony, urging the legislature to __________.

January 1, 2011

Open Choice (formerly called Project Choice) is the city-to-suburb transfer program that provides integrated education choices for about 1200 Hartford students in suburban schools. The program is a crucial complement to the interdistrict magnet school program, but its growth has been limited by unfair state reimbursement rates to suburban towns. A new bill in the […]