Published Online: December 1, 2015
Published in Print: December 2, 2015, as Connecticut School District Welcomes Syrian Refugees

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Connecticut School District Welcomes Syrian Refugees

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Count the Hartford, Conn., school system as one of the institutions welcoming Syrian refugees with open arms.

Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez said Nov. 19 that she has appointed a coalition of school staff that will work with Catholic Charities to prepare for Syrian families that might resettle in Hartford and enroll their children in the city schools.

Schiavino-Narvaez's announcement came a day after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met with a married couple and their 5-year-old son from Syria, who were relocated to New Haven after the Indiana governor refused them. Since the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, Malloy has been particularly outspoken about welcoming Syrians seeking political asylum.

Vol. 35, Issue 13, Page 4

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