EVENTS

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SPECIAL MEETING – 2020 SHEFF SETTLEMENT

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.

SHEFF MOVEMENT MEETING

DECEMBER 21, 2019

Tis 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 […]

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SHEFF MOVEMENT COALITION MEETING

 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.