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NAACP Speaker Boosts Minority Teacher-Hiring Quest

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 2, 2016 7:20 am | Comments (2)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Offer aspiring teachers scholarship money. After hiring them, match them with veteran-teacher mentors. And treat them with respect.

The nearly four-decade head of an historically black university offered those tips and others Thursday night to school districts like New Haven that seek to increase the number of black and Latino teachers in their classrooms.

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LEAP Gives Thanks

by Staff | Nov 29, 2016 1:10 pm

Courtesy LEAP The following was submitted by LEAP Director Henry Fernandez.

Last Tuesday, LEAP held its annual Thankful Dinner with several hundred kids, counselors and volunteers in attendance at the Hillhouse High School cafeteria. Food was donated by LEAP supporters and board members while volunteers included LEAP alumni, LEAP parents and recruits from the New Haven Police Academy. 

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