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June 16, 2009

Sheff Supporters Speak Out On Budgets by Vanessa De La Torre June 16, 2009 ©The Hartford Courant As the budget remains in limbo at the state Capitol, supporters of the Sheff settlement are becoming more vocal in their opposition to Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s spending proposals, which they say could spoil court-ordered efforts to address […]

April 27, 2009

Activist And Son: ‘We Stood There For All The Kids’ by Jodie Mozdzer April 27, 2009 ©The Hartford Courant Milo Sheff says his experience in the Hartford school system often depended on how each teacher viewed the lawsuit that bore his name in 1989. “Some teachers would let me do whatever I wanted. Some would […]

20-year battle for 20 magnet schools by Mark Davis April 27, 2009 ©WTNH.com News Channel 8 Hartford (WTNH) – Twenty years ago today, 17 children from a dozen families in the Greater Hartford area sued the state of Connecticut. It would come to be known as the “Sheff versus O’Neill” school desegregation case and it […]

Sheff V. O’Neill Case A 20-Year Study In Persistence In Hartford by Jodie Mozdzer ©The Hartford Courant April 27, 2009 The desire for a good education wakes 13-year-old Kennisha Dixon in the dark hours of morning. She’s up at 5:30 a.m. inside the small, tidy cape in Hartford’s North End. By 6:45, she’s on the […]

April 24, 2009

Danbury benefits from 20-year-old Sheff lawsuit by Eileen FitzGerald April 24, 2009 ©News-Times Danbury’s magnet school, which draws elementary students from half a dozen communities, exists only because 9-year-old Milo Sheff had a passionate family support system that wanted his education to be better than what Hartford provided. It was 20 years ago, on April […]

March 29, 2009

Sheff Mandate Imperiled: Don’t Let Budget Undo Hartford’s Education Gains by Martha Stone and Wesley Horton March 29, 2009 ©The Hartford Courant Two decades of hard-won progress toward giving Hartford’s schoolchildren desegregated, equal educational opportunity will be unraveled if the budget submitted to the General Assembly by Gov. M. Jodi Rell is approved. Thousands of […]

March 24, 2009

Education and Diversity: Bill Would Increase Open Choice Funding by Jodie Mozdzer March 24, 2009 ©The Hartford Courant The legislature’s education committee is reviewing a bill that would give suburban school districts more money for each Hartford student they enroll through the regional Open Choice program. The bill was among several discussed at an education […]

February 8, 2009

Broken Schools: State’s unfair funding system creates the problem by Dianne Kaplan deVries February 8, 2009 ©nhregister.com, a Journal Register Property CONNECTICUT’S education system is in trouble. Schools across the state lack the resources to provide all our children with an adequate education, and it shows. We have the greatest achievement gap between rich and […]

January 16, 2009

Municipalities Must Pay For Their Students At Magnet Schools by Kate Farrish January 16, 2009 ©The Hartford Courant A 2007 law that opened wide the doors of magnet schools to any interested family is clobbering Hartford-area school districts with unexpected tuition payments. Officials in several school systems, including Vernon, Enfield, East Hartford and Bloomfield, say […]

January 10, 2009

Good Plan, Bad Timing Integration Goals: Costly school building projects may have to wait January 10, 2009 ©The Hartford Courant The state Department of Education has fleshed out a blueprint for school integration that promises to give all children more opportunities to broaden their educational horizons. The trick will be coming up with the money […]

January 7, 2009

SCHOOL DESEGREGATION: Five-Year Plan For Desegregating Hartford-Area Schools Presented by Jodie Mozdzer January 7, 2009 ©The Hartford Courant The state Department of Education has released a report outlining how it plans to desegregate Hartford-area schools over the next five years, a plan that requires $49 million in its first two years to succeed, at a […]