ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS
The coronavirus crisis is showing us how regional approaches work; it’s time to apply those lessons to urban schools https://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-stone-sheff-schools-coronavirus-0510-20200511-pnthqxzpzvb57at7m4jx7j6rle-story.html
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 […]
DATA & RESEARCH
MARCH 2, 2015
A selection of the growing literature that has reviewed and discussed the implications of the Sheff case.
DECEMBER 1, 2014
by Sarah Ellsworth, Ph.D 2014 Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) released its 2013 Student Achievement Overview, finding that CREC magnet schools are outperforming schools across state in virtually all areas and for all subgroups on the CMT and CAPT.
STORIES & MEDIA
JANUARY 10, 2020
“Milestone agreement in Sheff vs. O'Neill school desegregation case adds 1,000 magnet school seats to ease racial isolation of Hartford students"
MARCH 17, 2017
“The plaintiffs in the Sheff v. O’Neill school desegregation case are more frustrated than anyone that a significant number of Hartford students of color remain in highly segregated, low-performing schools. We are now more than two decades past the Connecticut Supreme Court ruling that, as a result of racial and ethnic isolation in Hartford’s schools, […]
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
From FOX 61: HARTFORD — Hartford parents Susannah and Frank Marchese are anxiously awaiting the school lottery results for their 10-year-old-daughter, Nola, who will be entering sixth grade in the fall. The parents have been researching school options for their daughter since the fall, until submitting her into the Regional School Choice Office Lottery. “We […]
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
HARTFORD — As part of FOX 61’s mission of HOPE — Helping Organizations Promote Education — Good Day Connecticut is exploring options for students in the Hartford area. In Thursday’s segment, we look at Betances Magnet School and the unique program they have to offer. Principal Tyrone Richardson and engineering teacher Michelle DeLisle talked with […]
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
Regional Cooperation Better Than Competition Christopher Hoffman September 3, 2015 © Hartford Courant WETHERSFIELD — After years of waiting and dreaming, students and staff of the Discovery Academy regional magnet school moved into their new state-of-the-art building Wednesday. “We are excited to be in our permanent home,” said Principal Lynn Toper, standing in the new […]