Friday, April 22, 2011

Weekend Reflections: University of Hartford Magnet School

The City of Hartford's public school system has been challenged for decades by the issues facing all urban school systems in America.  "Magnet schools" are a major initiative to improve public education.  They are open by application to city students and suburban students, and each has a different focus.  Some magnet schools focus on science and math, others on classical education, still others on the arts.

The University of Hartford has a magnet school for pre-school through the fifth grade on the UHart college campus.  The UHart magnet school applies a theory about multiple intelligences.  I am  not taking any questions about what that means . . . you can click here for the school's explanation. 

See more reflections on Newtown Area Photo every Friday.




19 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great reflection for the day, Jack! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

A creative reflection shot and a message that should cause us to reflect about the future of public education and the necessity for improving it.

lizziviggi said...

It's a neat shot, and an informative post! We must not have any magnet schools around here, or it seems like I would have heard of the concept. It sounds like a good idea, but of course, there are the many students who don't get in. I really like the bright yellow stripe of awning against the brick.

Dyche Designs said...

Nice shot, I love wing mirror reflections.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

It is great to see a school looking for creative ways to improve public education. Education of all children is critical to our country's ability to move forward. Great shot for the reflection... A reflection as you reflect, great idea!

Bises,
Genie

Regina K said...

Great use of a mirror!

BJ Roan said...

Nice mirror shot!

Sharon said...

I love the way you shot this picture!

LauraX said...

pretty reflection!

RedPat said...

You remain king of the reflections!

EG Wow said...

I Neat reflection in the mirror, Jack. Multiple intelligences? Hmmm. I think I need to follow the link you've provided.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Nice job on the reflection theme! We had a number of magnet schools in the Broward School District...some were excellent, some not so much. But they can be a great option for many kids.

SRQ said...

Should I infer that you're looking back to a time when public education wasn't so challenged? Nice capture.

Randy said...

Bravo!

Clytie said...

Nice mirror shot - I like the yellow accents on the building.

Karl said...

Hahhh, well done Jack!

Happy Easter, Karl

llandudnopictures said...

A really intersting take on reflections...the angle is great too.

VP said...

I din't know what a magnet school is, now I do.

Genie said...

Maybe one of these days I will capture a great side view mirror shot like this. I am a total failure at it so far. This one is great with the vibrant yellow so eye catching. Super shot.