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Latinos In Connecticut’s Technical Schools Graduating at Higher Rates

Latinos In Connecticut’s Technical Schools Graduating at Higher Rates

Brian Woodman, Jr. CTLatinoNews.com Latinos enrolled in the Connecticut’s technical school system are graduating at a higher rate than those in general schools and have a higher than general average rate of going on to college, according to the state’s new superintendent of the Technical High School System system, Dr. Nivea Torres. Torres, who was

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Latino Author Writes Book On ‘What History Failed To Tell Us’

By Annika Darling CTLatinoNews.com Carlos B. Vega, Ph.D, has dedicated his entire professional life to fostering better relations and understanding between the Hispanic and American cultures. He is a prolific writer, both in Spanish and in English, and specializes in the Spanish language and Hispanic literature, history, and culture. Vega has been a Spanish professor

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Bilingual anti-bullying org opens second-hand store to fund services to schools and families

By Dalia Díaz Rumbo METHUEN, MA — After hearing the experiences of a close relative who was bullied because of a speech impediment, and while collecting research in pursuit of her PhD in Educational Psychology, Belen Goodwin was determined to study the effects of bullying and ways to prevent it. The information she acquired on

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Children of Deported Undocumented May End Up In Foster Care

Robert Held CTLatinoNews.com Children of undocumented immigrant parents who are facing deportation have begun becoming a bigger topic of the political debate, not only on a national level, but here in the state (Connecticut) as well. That’s because currently, if a child does not have relatives who can care for them, they end up in

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Petition Filed To Allow Financial Aid For Undocumented Students

By Doug Maine CTLatinoNews.com About 75 energized members of Connecticut Students for a Dream rallied last week at the Center for Latino Progress in Hartford after representatives of the group, also known as C4D, filed a rule-making petition formally requesting that the state Office of Higher Education, Board of Regents and Board of Trustees open

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More Support Needed For Latino Veterans And Families?

By Brian Woodman Jr. CTLatinoNews.com Iraq War veteran Armando Elias, a 41 year-old native Puerto Rican, joined the U.S. Army at age 26 and became a sergeant before his service ended. He and his family described the anxiety that they sometimes faced; he as a returning veteran becoming acclimated to civilian life while seeking work

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