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411 May 2nd 2016

The HtdConnect 411- What you need to know 5/2/2016

1. Can You Hear Me Now?

Accessing the Internet is something most folks take for granted. But in the North End, it’s a little hard to come by. Enter Frontier, which announced it will provide high-speed internet to North Hartford neighborhoods. For a while now, North End folks – businesses in particular – have said that their connect has been tough. Frontier, which has a senior VP of color named Paul Quick, has responded with plans to install a fiber network that will make connections faster. Snapchat me that whatever. It’s going down in the DM.

2. Teach Me How To..

If you’re interested in a new school in North Hartford, come to 2550 Main Street on May 7th at 11am Former Weaver Principal Tim Goodwin wants to open a school in the Northeast neighborhood that includes the community in its learning process. Think all hands on deck – parents, community leaders, teachers and students. Breakfast will be provided!

3. From the Mouths of Babes

Hartford Peacebuilders will host a teach-in for young people to learn how to advocate for what’s best for them. The school to prison pipeline, otherwise known as how suspension and expulsion puts our kids on the path to lockup, will also be discussed. They’ll be at the Hartford Public Library on May 2nd from 4:30-8pm. The downtown branch.

4. Black Girls Rock

The country’s Teacher of the Year lives in Connecticut. And she’s a teenage mom. Jahana Hayes teaches history in Waterbury and will spend the next year hoping to inspire educators around the country the way she says her teachers inspired her to persevere despite any challenge. “We need to find the gift in every single student,” Hayes said. This.

5. Dress Me Up

Female Hartford high school seniors are eligible to get a prom dress and shoes, their hair did and face beat, thanks to Girls for Technology. Interested would-be divas must send a 300-word essay with a pic detailing why they should be queen to be. Fit the bill? Then get to writing! Essays are do by May 6 th , and should be emailed to info@girslfortechnology.org.

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