According to data collected by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), 80 percent of PK-12 teachers nationwide are white, middle-class women, and more than 40 percent of public schools have no teachers of color. Studies by the National Center for Education Statistics report that 2 percent of public school teachers are black [...]
From fiscal year 2012 to fiscal year 2013, Connecticut’s child support caseload increased, administrative expenditures climbed, and collections distributed to children and families dropped, setting the state apart from national trends.
During the FY2013, total child support collections nationwide increased by one percent from the previous year, to $31.9 billion. The amount distributed to children [...]
The best places for home ownership in Connecticut are in Glastonbury, Enfield and Plymouth, according to an analysis that included home ownership rates, monthly homeowner costs, median household income, home value and population growth.
Glastonbury Center, the Southwood Acres section of Enfield and the Terryville section of Plymouth were ranked as the top three slices [...]
Wondering where the most exciting places are in Connecticut? If New Haven is the first place that comes to mind, you’re right. New Haven was named the “Most Exciting Place in Connecticut,” followed by New London, Hartford, Stamford, and Manchester in an analysis by the real estate website Movoto.
Described as “the most [...]
The original Jonathan’s Dream playground, inspired by the Barzach family of West Hartford and built in 1996 as what would become the prototype for Boundless Playgrounds across the country, an inclusive, accessible play space for families and children of all abilities. It was a vibrant playground until 2013, when time and heavy usage [...]
Connecticut has dropped from 18th to 21st in the rankings of the bicycle-friendliest states, according to the League of American Bicyclists 2014 survey.
Every year, the League ranks all 50 states on their bikeability, based on a mutli-faceted Bicycle Friendly State℠ questionnaire. They look at five categories: Legislation & Enforcement, Policies & [...]
Connecticut ranks in the top 10 among the states in both the lowest total state energy related carbon dioxide emissions and emissions per capita. The state ranked second, tied with California and just behind New York, in the lowest emissions levels per capita. In total state energy related emissions, Connecticut placed in a tie for tenth [...]
Connecticut’s percentage of union members in its workforce – 13.5 percent – places the state at #14 in the nation for the percentage of union members.
The top ten states are New York (24.4 percent), Alaska (23.1 percent), Hawaii (22.1 percent), Washington (18.9 percent), Rhode Island (16.9 percent), California (16.4 percent), Michigan (16.3 percent), New [...]
Freedom of Information (FOI) laws in states across the country have reduced the rate at which officials committed corrupt acts by about 20 percent, according to an analysis by Adriana S. Cordis of Winthrop University and Patrick L. Warren of Clemson University.
In the immediate aftermath of implementation of strong FOI laws, corruption-conviction rates approximately [...]
The only states in the nation with higher monthly energy bills for consumers are Mississippi and Hawaii. Connecticut is ranked as the 3rd most energy expensive state in the country, according to a new analysis by WalletHub, which used six key metrics to rank the states according to their tendency to produce the [...]
Connecticut’s 4th Congressional district, centered in Fairfield Country, has been ranked as the district with the 5th highest level income inequity in the nation.
A ranking of congressional districts of by their level of income inequality, conducted by Bloomberg, uses the Gini coefficient, a formula that measures the distribution of income across a population. The [...]
Where have all the smart kids gone? Apparently, north.
A state-by-state comparison map compiled by the website FindTheBest shows that when it comes to American students’ standardized test scores, the North is dominating the South. And Connecticut is a top ten state, ranking at number 4.
The students with the best scores were [...]
At the start of this week, Westport-based Connoisseur Media became the new owners of Connecticut’s oldest radio station, WDRC, owned for the past half-century by Buckley Broadcasting. The sale also included Buckley Connecticut stations WMMW AM in Meriden, WWCO AM in Waterbury and WSNG AM in Torrington, which have been added to Connoisseur stations in [...]
If you’ve graduated college with a solid background and degree in hand in one of the in-demand STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), there are some regions in America that are better than others to pursue your career.
A new comparison of metropolitan areas across the country has ranked Greater Hartford as [...]