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COVID19’s Impact on Urban School Districts

The coronavirus crisis is showing us how regional approaches work; it’s time to apply those lessons to urban schools

MARCH 6, 2017

Sheff Movement Legislative Priorities 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 […]


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MARCH 2, 2015

Sheff v. O’Neill in the Universities: Another Impact of Connecticut’s Landmark Case

A selection of the growing literature that has reviewed and discussed the implications of the Sheff case.


DECEMBER 1, 2014

CREC: 2013 Student Achievement Overview

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.

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JANUARY 10, 2020

Hartford Courant : "Milestone Agreement in Sheff vs. O'Neill-school - Hartford "

“Milestone agreement in Sheff vs. O'Neill school desegregation case adds 1,000 magnet school seats to ease racial isolation of Hartford students"

NBC CT : Judge Approves Settlement in Sheff v. O'Neill, Hartford Public School Integration Case

MARCH 17, 2017

Courant Op-Ed: “Big Gains, No Time to Let Down”

“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

Taking a closer look at Hartford’s Regional School Choice Lottery

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

Betances STEM Magnet School offers unique path to tech future

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

The Courant: Brand-New Discovery Academy Magnet School Opens in Wethersfield

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 […]

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