Developing Eloquent Authors: Five Resources for Middle School Writing

on September 24, 2014
At Achievement First, we know students need strong writing skills to succeed in college and life. Writing is infused in all aspects of our curriculum, and students become well-rounded writers by practicing various forms of writing including...
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The Power of Summer Programs: An AF Hartford High Student Reflects on His Cornell Experience (Part II)

on September 10, 2014
Every summer, Achievement First students take part in pre-college programs, one of three summer program pathways that allow AF high school students enriching, low-stakes learning experiences beyond the high school classroom. AF Hartford High junior...
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Meet our “Team & Family”: Florisca Carter

on September 03, 2014
For Florisca, being the director of school operations at AF Bridgeport Academy Elementary doesn’t mean managing from behind a desk—it means having a hand in every non-instructional decision and investing in the culture of the school with her whole...
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Meet our “Team & Family”: Peter Uwalaka

on August 26, 2014
Peter always knew he wanted to serve others; he majored in biology as an undergraduate because he planned to become a doctor. In his senior year, an elective course in African-American literature changed his life. For the first time, Peter felt a...
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Exploring our World: Five Resources for Middle School Science

on August 20, 2014
From the first day of school, every Achievement First classroom is filled with rigorous instruction. We support our teachers through engaging professional development sessions that begin nearly a month before students return to our schools, and our...
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Meet our Alumni: Julius, an Alumnus in Japan

on August 13, 2014
Achievement First alumni are attending prestigious schools such as Brown University, Yale University, Howard University and Williams College (and they’ve been accepted to more than 190 colleges overall). Our recent college graduates are pursuing...
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AF High School Students Learn About Technology With Summer Internships

on August 06, 2014
Every summer, Achievement First students take part in summer internships that allow them to learn more about future careers. Two AF Amistad High students—rising sophomore Devin and rising junior Dewin—recently interned with the Achievement First...
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The Power of Summer Programs: An AF Hartford High Student Reflects on His Cornell Experience

on July 30, 2014
Every summer, Achievement First students take part in pre-college programs, one of three summer program pathways that allow AF high school students enriching, low-stakes learning experiences beyond the high school classroom. Sebastien, who will begin...
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Meet our “Team & Family”: Stephanie Lyon

on July 23, 2014
Stephanie began working as a director of math achievement for the same reason she became a teacher: to develop instruction and relationships that help students achieve academic success. Her deep involvement in developing day-to-day math instruction...
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Building Leaders for District Schools: A Resident’s Story

on July 16, 2014
The Residency Program for School Leadership recently held its first graduation ceremony, honoring this year’s residents from New Haven Public Schools, Hartford Public Schools, Bridgeport Public Schools and Achievement First. The event also celebrated...
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