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Courant: Hartford Schools Seek ‘Lighthouse’ Funding

Tuesday February 25, 2014

Hartford Schools Seek ‘Lighthouse’ Funding
by Vanessa De La Torre
Hartford Courant
February 25, 2014

HARTFORD — The school system has identified five city schools that are eligible to apply for new “lighthouse” state funding offered to the city in the latest Sheff v. O’Neill desegregation settlement.

School officials say they are taking a different, holistic approach to integrating a Hartford school. Rather than busing in suburban students, the chosen “lighthouse school” would be expected to achieve “natural diversity.”

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