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Tech Schools Chief Torres Resigns Amid Investigations

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Dr. Nivea Torres has resigned amid allegations of abuse of state funds.

 

 

Nivea L. Torres has resigned as superintendent of the Connecticut Technical High School System, 5½ weeks after being suspended while state officials investigated her approval of more than $4.5 million in payments to a public relations firm since 2014.

The state’s education commissioner, Dianna Wentzell, and the chairman of the CTHSS board, Roberty Trefry, announced Monday evening that they had accepted Torres’ resignation, effective next Monday.

They issued a brief statement recognizing “Dr. Torres’ contributions to the Technical High School System.”

But they didn’t talk about the status of the probe by state and federal officials ...

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Questions About Fair Treatment Of Dr. Nivea Torres

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Dr. Nivea Torres has been suspended during an investigation about expenditures by her office.

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During her rise from teacher to superintendent of Connecticut’s 10,500-student technical high school system, Nivea Torres has earned professional recognition and has become so highly regarded within the state’s Latino community that several of its leaders advocated for her selection two years ago for the then open position of state education commissioner.

Torres not only did not get the appointment, but she now finds her professional status and public image resting on very wobbly legs, having been indefinitely suspended by Dianna Wentzell, who was eventually chosen to head the Department of Education. Torres has ...

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OP-Ed: DEATH TO SHEFF – Fallacious School Integration Plan Is Running Out Of White People        

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The Earth shook on March 12.

The Hartford Courant, armed with mountains of statistical and anecdotal evidence, published the first in a series of articles that confirmed what most Hartford parents have known for 20 years: that the Sheff v. ONeill plan for desegregating Hartford Public Schools is racist to the core.

Yes, folks, Sheff is the embodiment of the very sickness it was intended to cure and its all laid out right there in the Courant.

The articles, perhaps the Courants best reporting in well more than a decade, dont come right out and say, Sheff is ...

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