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New Haven Schools Prepare For Immigration Raids

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If the feds coming knocking on New Haven public school doors looking for undocumented immigrants, officials are prepared to ask to see credentials first — then ask for a warrant.

Even then, they don’t expect to usher agents into the classroom. They do expect to notify families enrolled in public schools about any threats to their children.

That message is contained in a draft policy the Board of Education has prepared to respond to fears that the incoming Trump Administration will send agents back to the city to round up undocumented workers and their families. (Federal agents swept up 32 immigrants in new Haven in a 2007 surprise ...

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Dr. Zulma Toro: Her Path To Leadership

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Dr. Zulma R. Toro is the first Latina president of Central CT State University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Zulma R. Toro’s name has appeared in numerous publications since it was announced last fall that she was to be the first Latino woman president of Central Connecticut State University. Her tenure begins this month, and while it is well known that she is passionate about education and that she has a hugely academic background, what is a little less known is that she is a nature loving, Chihuahua owning, camping hobbyist, who has had to work extremely hard, overcoming numerous adversaries, ...

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Ivette Rivera-Dreyer: Passionate Advocate For Latino Education

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As word spread that Ivette Rivera-Dreyer had passed away December 14 at the age of 58, many of her friends and colleagues spoke of their sorrow, and sometimes shock, at the loss of someone they considered a very special person, a passionate advocate for education and a professional with great expertise in college financial aid and community development.

Ivette’s “contributions were unparalleled,” said Dr. Wilfredo Nieves, president of Capital Community College in Hartford. “She was a powerhouse and beautiful person who wanted students to excel and have opportunities,” he said.

Ivette, who was born in Puerto Rico and came to the U.S. in her early 20s, had ...

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