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Politics Hurts Latino Candidates For Hartford Superintendent — And That’s A Good Thing

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David-Medina-2David Medina/CTLatinoNews.com

The Golden Age of Education Reform at Hartford Public Schools is over.

It ended Tuesday night, Sept. 20, when the Hartford Board of Education approved a quick and dirty search for a new superintendent to replace Beth Schiavino-Narvaez. Schiavino-Narvaez, whose Fulbright Scholar-Harvard Graduate School of Education credentials blew away all other contenders for the position two years ago, resigned abruptly on the second week of the school year.

If one is to believe her, she is leaving for the dream job of life: chief of instructional leadership for the U.S. Department of Defense in the middle of the Asian Pacific. But it’s hard to escape the fact ...

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CT Students: ‘Undocumented, Unafraid, Here To Stay’

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When the U.S. Supreme Court recently applied the brakes to President Obama’s executive order to shield more immigrants from deportation, it was a “sad day” for many of those in the undocumented population, but hardly a fatal blow to those seeking to revamp immigration policy.

 “It (Obama’s order) was a small patch on something bigger that needs to be fixed,” said Julio Lopez-Varona, lead coordinator for Make The Road CT, an immigrant advocacy and assistance organization based in Bridgeport.

The battle cry “undocumented, unafraid, here to stay” continues to be expressed with fervor as organizations such as CT Students for a Dream, Make the Road CT ...

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The Chinese Volunteers Who Fought In The Spanish Civil War – Their Amazing Courage And Obscure Fates

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In the autumn of 1937, Zhang Ruishu was enjoying a rare break from his 14-hour days on the frontline. One of very few, if not the only, Chinese in Madrid, he hadn’t asked for time off – there was so much to do – but his commander had insisted he take a break. The Spanish capital was decorated with defiant if raggedy banners reading No pasarán (“They shall not pass”) and Madrid será la tumba del fascismo (“Madrid will be the tomb of fascism”). Zhang had seen many such signs before. At a newsstand, however, a large promotional poster for Spanish news magazine Estampa caught his eye.

Xie Weijin (left) ...

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