TUESDAY JANUARY 28, 2020
On Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 6PM at the nonprofit center Attorney Martha Stone will present on the new 2020 Sheff settlement. All are welcome to attend.
DECEMBER 21, 2019
is the Season To Be Planning As the holidays are upon us and the end of 2019 draws near, the Sheff Movement Coalition will devote our upcoming meeting to end-of-the-year planning and we want you there! To register and indicate your choice of a Planning Group, please click here. Date: December 21, 2019 Time: 10:00 […]
NOVEMBER 16, 2019
Join us this Saturday, when Erin Boggs, Executive Director of Open Communities Alliance, will discuss the connection between housing and education, new research on the importance of neighborhood, and solutions to promote equitable choices in housing that promote school integration. Ms. Boggs has worked on issues of equity, particularly in the context of housing, for […]
SHEFF IN THE NEWS
OCTOBER 24, 2018
“In the 1996 landmark Sheff v. O’Neill case, the Connecticut Supreme Court found that minority students in Hartford’s public schools “suffered daily” due to racial and economic segregation. Now, 22 years later — Connecticut’s magnet school solution to Sheff’s desegregation mandate has been held up as a model for integration around the country. Yet many […]
OCTOBER 16, 2018
In July 1996, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued Sheff v. O’Neill, a landmark school desegregation ruling. Based on the principles established in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board decision, the state Supreme Court ordered the state to remove the barriers that denied students of all races in Hartford and its suburbs the opportunity to […]
OCTOBER 3, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education named five Connecticut schools as 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools, including four public schools and one parochial school. The schools received the awards for high academic performance or for great progress in closing the achievement gap during the past five years. The University of Hartford Magnet School, a Capitol Region Education Council […]
JULY 23, 2018
“More than 60 years after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, most public schools in America’s major cities remain starkly divided by race and class. But, the magnet schools in Hartford, Connecticut, are exceptions. While no place is perfect, the Hartford region has achieved racial integration that is largely unknown […]
SMC NEWS AND UPDATES
JULY 20, 2019
The National Coalition on School Diversity’s publication (The State of Integration 2018) addresses the Hartford context. Read the “Pacific Legal Foundation Continues Its Efforts to Gut Integration” on pgs. 21-25.
JULY 12, 2018
The Sheff Movement Coalition actively seeks members of the Greater Hartford community who wish to serve on its Board of Directors. Board service is a great way to get involved in the fight for quality integrated education for all children by sharing your knowledge, energy, and passion in support of the SMC’s goals. Learn more […]
JULY 5, 2018
We’re inspired by the powerful words of CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering graduating senior Princesse Harmon! We’re proud to work with Princesse and the other members of AAE’s youth-led Breaking B.R.E.A.D. social justice group on issues of racial equity in education.