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Connecticut School District Welcomes Syrian Refugees

By Tribune News Service — December 01, 2015 1 min read
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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.

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.

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A version of this article appeared in the December 02, 2015 edition of Education Week as Connecticut School District Welcomes Syrian Refugees

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