At This Hartford School, Welcoming Puerto Rican Evacuees Is Personal

A sprightly “Good morning!” awaited students and parents who approached Sanchez Elementary School on the Friday before spring break. Maybe the school staff was in an extra good mood? But Merelys Torres, secretary of Sanchez’s parent-teacher organization, said it’s like this every morning. She noticed it right away when her family came to Hartford from … More At This Hartford School, Welcoming Puerto Rican Evacuees Is Personal

Displaced By The Storm, Puerto Rican Students Settle In At Connecticut College

It’s lunchtime at Central Connecticut State University and 10 students converge on their usual spot in the dining hall. They start talking about the food — and it becomes clear that they don’t love the rice. They explain that it’s not as seasoned as the homemade arroz in Puerto Rico. So pizza it is. “I literally eat … More Displaced By The Storm, Puerto Rican Students Settle In At Connecticut College

STEM-Hero? Black Engineers Look To ‘Black Panther’ To Recruit Students Of Color

As a child in the Midwest, David Johnson said he dreamed of becoming an engineer. But finding mentors who looked like him was hard. African Americans have long been underrepresented in science and engineering — even now, federal data show that only about 4 percent of engineers in the U.S. are black. Comic books are … More STEM-Hero? Black Engineers Look To ‘Black Panther’ To Recruit Students Of Color