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Sheff Movement Updates

June 29, 2015

On Saturday morning, June 20, 2015, six of Hartford’s mayoral candidates attended the Sheff Movement coalition’s monthly meeting. More than 40 people participated in a facilitated dialogue about the need for continued support for expanding access to quality integrated education. Sheff Movement staff provided a brief presentation of the progress made to date and factual […]

May 25, 2015

We are writing to applaud the witty and informative column by Colin McEnroe, “Stop Spending Money On Charter Schools.” However, there is another reason we should heed McEnroe’s advice — these institutions are not accomplishing the state’s decades-old mission of integrating our schools. The landmark Sheff v. O’Neill decision compelled Connecticut to provide our children with a high-quality […]

May 20, 2015

More than 4000 students from Hartford and the surrounding suburbs have received offers for a seat in one of Connecticut’s nationally renowned, integrated magnet schools following today’s state-run lottery to determine placement. However, about 15,000 hopeful students who applied for a seat failed to receive an offer — an outcome which reflects the need for […]

April 27, 2015

The Sheff Movement was proud to sponsor the inaugural Social Justice Award at this year’s Reel Youth Hartford Film Festival. The $250 prize was awarded to Nicole Ellis, a student at the Journalism and Media Academy, for her film “Rosaria“.  Congratulations to Nicole for her visually creative film, featuring her classmates and scenes from her […]

April 17, 2015

Sheff Movement staff director Phil Tegeler published this letter to the editor in response to another letter published by the Newington Town Crier.

February 4, 2015

Congressman Joe Courtney from Connecticut’s Second District will speak during the Meet and Greet reception that will be held on the first day of Magnet Schools of America’s upcoming Policy Training Conference in Washington, DC from February 4-6, 2015.