Hartford Voices: A New School Option Puts “Community First”

How could there be so much buzz about a new school option when it doesn’t even exist yet? How can the founders of this neighborhood school feel so much hope, when already so much effort toward neighborhood schools in Hartford continues to come up short?  And what’s the meaning of a school called “Community First” when there is already a set of charter schools called “Achievement First?”  In the narrative below, we examine a movement building around a group of advocates hoping to be awarded a charter from the State in order to open a school in North Hartford called Community First.

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