July 6th, 2009

The Stimulus Gap
What Should We Do With Failing Schools In Hartford, Connecticut?

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What do we do with failing schools? Christina Kishimoto grapples with that question everyday.  She’s the director of school “re-design” in Hartford, Connecticut.  Brought on board to turn this troubled school district around, she’s overhauled four of the city’s lowest performing schools. She talked  about her job with reporter, John Tulenko.

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Grade Level Reading Fund of the Tides Foundation, The Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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This is the same school has been in the news since the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year with bullying and violence inside the bullying. Students having food fights and fights in the hallways Essentially, the students are running the school. It remains one of the lowest performing schools in the district.




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