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Trap Sprung At Hill Central Debate

by Allan Appel | Dec 14, 2018 12:07 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoIt makes sense for middle school kids to learn a new language at school, because 10 years old or so is just about the time when it becomes harder. So why not start at an opportune time?!

Respectfully, to disagree: Teaching a language consumes so much time. There are so many other classes kids want to take instead. Cooking, for instance. Design. Technology, or computer coding.

Plus, kids, including so many immigrant kids like us, can learn or hone Spanish, Mandarin, or you name it, at home, from our parents.

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Grammy Winner Credits Co-Op High

by Brian Slattery | Dec 11, 2018 12:57 pm | Comments (2)

Hot off the heels of winning a Latin Grammy for working with salsa star Victor Manuelle —  and being nominated in four different categories —  musician and producer Marcos Sánchez reflected back on his time growing up in New Haven, and going to Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School.

“That’s basically how I ended up doing what I’m doing,” Sánchez said, crediting in particular music teacher Patrick Smith. “He was disciplined but gave us space to create. Through him I discovered that I wanted to be a producer. He’s responsible for every little bit of success.”

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