Hartford, Conn., schools launch bold reforms

08/25/2008 | Hartford Courant (Conn.), The

Connecticut's poorest city has shuttered chronically poor-performing schools, reopening the buildings with curricula modeled after International Baccalaureate classes or New Haven's lauded Amistad Academy, while others will sport longer instructional days or Saturday classes. Schools that perform at the highest levels, however, are being given greater autonomy, with their principals empowered to decide how resources are allocated, make hiring decisions and even set school hours.

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