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Sheff Movement Updates

December 13, 2013

Today, the Sheff lawyers announced the new Phase 3 settlement agreement. According to the press release, the new agreement “expands existing integrated educational opportunities by making available over 1350 new seats for Hartford school children, and by seeking to add another 500 new seats to the Open Choice program.” The agreement “[makes] available 407 seats […]

December 8, 2013

Elizabeth Horton Sheff will be awarded with an honorary degree by the University of Hartford. From the University of Hartford Website: “Education activist Elizabeth Horton Sheff will receive an honorary degree and be the featured speaker at this year’s Fall Commencement. Sheff is best known for her landmark civil rights lawsuit known as Sheff vs. O’Neill, […]

December 3, 2013

Sheff Movement member Philip Tegeler provided written testimony to the Connecticut Department of Education regarding the proposed repeal of Section 10-226h of the General Statutes.

November 26, 2013

To Rep. Rojas: Let’s talk about what Sheff is doing for East Hartford by Philip Tegeler November 26, 2013 ©Connecticut Mirror In his Sunday op-ed article in the Courant, state Rep. Jason Rojas, D-East Hartford, voices support for school integration and the goals of Sheff v. O’Neill, but he complains about the cost of the […]

November 18, 2013

Regional magnet schools – a more complete picture by Philip Tegeler, Liz Dupont-Diehl, and Barbara Zuras November 18, 2013 ©Journal-Inquirer As supporters of quality, integrated educational options for all children in the Hartford region, we were disappointed to read the Nov. 9 commentary on regional magnet schools by Vernon Board of Education member David Kemp […]

November 1, 2013

This memo (published in November 2013, updated April 2014) summarizes the basic statutory arrangements for funding interdistrict magnet schools and the Open Choice interdistrict transfer program in Connecticut, with special attention to the distinctions between funding arrangements for programs in the Hartford region (implementing the Sheff v. O’Neill state supreme court mandate) and other areas of […]

October 22, 2013

Philip Tegeler and Elizabeth Horton Sheff will be presenting a workshop at the Stone Soup conference on October 22, 2013. The theme this year is “The Impact of Race and Economic Status on Early Childhood: Opportunities for Community Transformation.” For more information about the conference, click here. 

April 30, 2013

The Center for Children’s Advocacy, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and cooperating attorney Wesley Horton signed an agreement with the Connecticut State Department of Education in Sheff vs. O’Neill, Hartford’s landmark educational equity case. The agreement extends by one year a five-year Stipulation and Order signed by […]