CUTLINE Special | Sheff v. O’Neill: Striving Toward Education Equity

The Sheff v. O’Neill lawsuit and its resulting school integration programs offer a unique and compelling look into critical societal issues as lived by Connecticut families, and have become a national model even while generating controversy in Connecticut.

In recent years, nearly half of Hartford’s students attended racially and economically integrated schools, yet more than half still attend low-performing Hartford schools, prompting a recent lawsuit challenging the underpinnings of Sheff.

This program originally aired on November 18, 2021.

Where to Watch

The CUTLINE special “Sheff v. O’Neill: Striving Toward Education Equity” airs on CPTV on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 8 p.m. It will encore on CPTV on Sunday, September 11 at 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday, September 13 at 11 p.m. It will also encore on CPTV Spirit on Saturday, August 27 at 1 p.m., Sunday, August 28 at 6 p.m., and Wednesday, August 31 at 7 p.m.

New episodes of CUTLINE premiere each month on CPTV. Each episode is available for on-demand viewing concurrent with its television premiere. Episodes will be available on, as well as at; on YouTube; and on the free Connecticut Public mobile app. (Visit Google Play or the Apple App Store to download the app.)

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