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March 6, 2017

Sheff Movement’s three legislative priorities in 2017: Ensure that state education finance reforms strongly support and incentivize racial and economic integration both at the district and interdistrict levels. Develop a unified and sustainable statewide school integration program. Require that “progress toward racial and socioeconomic integration” be included in Connecticut’s education accountability systems. Interested in attending […]

February 26, 2016
April 6, 2015

With 2,135 spots, the Greater Hartford Area’s Magnet and Open Choice Pre-K program (“RSCO Pre-K”) is one of the largest public pre-K programs in the state. It has played an important role in expanding universal preschool in the Hartford region, both supporting Hartford’s underserved families and attracting suburban families to integrated school options. This policy brief by […]

December 23, 2014
October 16, 2014

by Jim Boucher and Elizabeth Horton Sheff
October 16, 2014
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When the Sheff v. O’Neill case was filed, the goal was to bring equal educational opportunity to Hartford children who were forced to attend high poverty, racially isolated schools with inadequate resources, decrepit physical facilities, and poor academic outcomes.

August 29, 2014

This policy brief provides an in-depth look at the system used for lottery preferences for regional integration programs (interdistrict magnet schools and the Open Choice program) in Greater Hartford. We believe that the preference system for student admission needs to be more transparent. The State needs to work with school providers to make this a […]

May 15, 2014
February 1, 2014

To access the full legislative and advocacy agenda, click the blue download icon to the right.

November 1, 2013
January 1, 2013

Our newest issue of Integrated Voices features the following articles: School Fairs Draw Large Crowds Test Scores Helping to Close State’s ‘Achievement Gap’ in Education Where Are They Now? Magnet School Diversity Struck a Chord with a Wethersfield Music Student Magnet School Settles Into Long Awaited Glastonbury Home Higher Graduation Rates for Magnets

October 1, 2012
July 1, 2012

In this issue of Integrated Voices: CREC Magnet Schools Under Sheff Settlement Outperforming State Averages and Reducing the Achievement Gap Magnet School Spotlight: Annie Fisher STEM Hartford Area Parents Attend National Conference on School Diversity A City Magnet Inspires A Former Suburban Student To Teach D.C. Youth Parent’s Corner by Lorenzo Blake The “Year of […]

April 1, 2012

Our first issue of Integrated Voices features the following articles: Increase in Number of Children and Families Seeking Magnet Schools and Open Choice Programs New research on benefits of diversity in early education     State of Integrated Education in the Hartford Region     Magnet School Spotlight: Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker 7 […]

February 1, 2012
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December 1, 2008

by Alexis B. Browne, Lauren H. Friedman, and Sean T. Harrington A new poll released by the University of Connecticut examines public attitudes toward voluntary school integration. The poll found that Connecticut residents strongly support the voluntary two-way integration programs that are the backbone of the Sheff v. O’Neill settlement agreement. The poll, conducted this spring, […]

August 1, 2008
December 1, 2007

by Erica Frankenberg September 2007

September 1, 2007

by Erica Frankenberg September 2007

by Erica Frankenberg September 2007