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As Ombudsman and Director of Family Services for Hartford Public Schools, Marta Bentham runs the district’s Welcome Center, a one-stop office that resolves any issues a family may have with the school system — everything from enrollment to providing needy students with warm coats in winter.
The job puts her in a position to know exactly how many students enter and exit the school system at any given time and why.
Ms. Bentham recently made a startling disclosure: Of the more than 1,200 students that enrolled in the district during the 2015-2016 school year, 825 of them were newly arrived migrants from Puerto Rico whose ...
There are no good winds blowing over Hartford and Connecticut these days in matter of the budget. Within the discussions and negotiations that have taken place in recent weeks, “funding cuts” are the words most feared. However, according to the leaders who manage the destiny of the city and state, there is no other way to balance the budget. If the income is not enough you have to eliminate jobs positions and organizations funding. If not closed directly, they might continue working but with some limitations.