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Sheff Movement Updates

May 4, 2017

The Sheff Movement coalition is alarmed to learn of reported irregularities in the magnet school lottery – such actions run contrary to the values of equity and opportunity for all children upon which the magnet school system was founded, and any placement outside of its lottery guidelines is unacceptable. Thousands of Hartford and suburban families […]

March 24, 2017

Recent news has sparked needed public conversation about the ongoing segregation and inadequate funding that continues to plague Hartford schools, despite a constitutional mandate requiring the State of Connecticut to provide every student with access to a quality integrated education. The State of Connecticut must do better for our children.   Our efforts have brought […]

March 17, 2017

“The plaintiffs in the Sheff v. O’Neill school desegregation case are more frustrated than anyone that a significant number of Hartford students of color remain in highly segregated, low-performing schools. We are now more than two decades past the Connecticut Supreme Court ruling that, as a result of racial and ethnic isolation in Hartford’s schools, […]

February 14, 2017

As we reflect on a year full of hard work, exciting ideas, and stronger alliances, we enter 2017 with a reinforced spirit and commitment to achieve quality integrated education for all children. The Sheff Movement coalition’s dedication to this critical work is stronger than ever! We are deeply frustrated by the State of Connecticut’s refusal […]

February 3, 2017

On Wednesday, January 18th, students from Park Slope Collegiate school in Brooklyn, NY visited Hartford’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School for a learning exchange, facilitated by the Sheff Movement. During a full day of tours, presentations and class visits, students had the opportunity to discuss concepts central to their school’s individual themes. Park Slope Collegiate discussed its anti-racism […]