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Sheff Movement Updates

November 7, 2012

The Sheff Movement submitted this letter to Achievement Gap Task Force Co-chairs regarding the Task Force’s Draft Recommendations, issued on November 2, 2012.  

October 25, 2012

New data obtained by the Center for Children’s Advocacy from the Connecticut Department of Education show striking achievement results for Hartford children attending racially and economically integrated regional magnet schools and for Hartford children attending suburban schools through the “Open Choice” program. Regional Magnet and Open Choice Achievement Data for Hartford Resident Students (Spring 2012) […]

September 5, 2012

File: 2012_Testimony_Zuras for SMC_Preschool Education

August 1, 2012

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy entered this past Legislative Session with an ambitious education reform agenda. It was designed in part to give Connecticut an edge in competitive funding applications to the U.S. Department of Education, and also to help qualify Connecticut for a “waiver” of certain requirements of the federal “No Child Left Behind” […]

About a dozen students and a teacher at two area magnet schools – CREC (Capitol Region Education Council) International Magnet School for Global Citizenship in East Hartford and Environmental Sciences Magnet at Mary Hooker (operated by Hartford Public Schools) in Hartford – have been awarded with the Sheff Movement Excellence in Quality Integrated Education Award 2012.

May 17, 2012

About a dozen magnet school and Open Choice parents joined the Sheff Movement at the National Conference on School Diversity in Washington, DC on May 17th.

April 5, 2012

File: 2012_Recommendations_SMC and CT Voices_ELLTaskForce

April 1, 2012

According to the Sheff Movement’s analysis, from data supplied by CT Dept of Education, there has been a 5.4% increase over 2011-12 enrollment, but the state is still falling short of required goals: SHEFF REMEDIAL TOTALS 2011-2012 School Year (Rounded) 2012-2013 School Year Total students in regional magnets or suburban Open Choice program 13,000 15,410 Total Hartford city children […]

File: 2012 School Choice Applications

March 1, 2012

In 2010, we compared graduation rates in Hartford’s magnet high schools with high school graduation rates for all districts in the Hartford region–and found that the regional magnets were outperforming most of the suburban towns in our region! After that, under direction from the U.S. Department of Education, Connecticut developed new data on graduation rates […]

February 22, 2012

Learn more at WFSB 3 Connecticut.  

File: 2012_Testimony_Zuras for SMC_Act Concerning Educational Competitiveness Testimony was also submitted on behalf of the Sheff Plaintiffs, through their attorneys: 2012_Testimony_Sheff Plaintiffs_Governors Bill

February 1, 2012

Governor’s Education Budget excerpt (February 2012) Governors_budget_A5-9 Governor’s Education Budget excerpt – Capital Expenditures (February 2012) Governors_budget_A25-28 Governor’s Education Budget excerpt – Budget Detail (February 2012) Governors_budget_B99-104    

January 23, 2012

Sheff Movement member Philip Tegeler was featured on WNPR, “calling on Governor Malloy to make school diversity a core educational priority for the state.”  

January 9, 2012

File: 2012_Testimony_Zuras_Ach Gap Task Force