The increasing gap between rich and poor in the United States has led CollegeNET and PayScale to create a social mobility index (SMI) to “comparatively assess the role of our higher education system in providing a conduit for economic and social advancement.”
The results placed Western Connecticut State University #1 in Connecticut [...]
Income disparity increased in all 50 states in the last few decades, including Connecticut, according to a study released earlier this year. Now, new data indicates that the problem of inequality goes well beyond the borders of Connecticut and the United States, and is increasingly viewed as the world’s top trend requiring attention.
Connecticut’s top [...]
Election results indicate that there will be fewer women serving in state legislatures around the country in 2015 than this year. In Connecticut, the number remains unchanged from this year, slightly below the recent peak in 2009.
Approximately 1,750 women legislators will be in office in 2015, compared to approximately 1,784.this year. The national [...]
For more than a generation, the federal poverty level has been the threshold driving policy conversations about the working poor nationwide. Now, led by United Way agencies in six states including Connecticut, the income level below which working families cannot make ends meet is being redefined.
The result reveals what is described as a more [...]
If you wondered why the Governor of Puerto Rico and the former Governor of Puerto Rico both visited Connecticut in the waning days of the gubernatorial campaign to support the Democratic and Republican candidates, respectively, the numbers tell the story.
Connecticut’s population is 14 percent Hispanic, the 11th largest Hispanic statewide population share nationally, according [...]
Connecticut cities continue to rank above-average when compared with municipalities across the country in the level of equality provided to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) residents. Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford and Storrs (Mansfield) were the five Connecticut municipalities included by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, in [...]
There are any number of ways to measure the effectiveness of local school districts, and the latest effort has placed East Granby, Litchfield and Stafford at the top of the list.
Using school quality and cost-of-living measures, the national website NerdWallet has ranked the Connecticut school districts that best represent “the most bang for your [...]
UConn is making a splash these days in some unfamiliar places. Think iconic stadium, all the news that’s fit to print, and cereal– all of which have headlined the state’s flagship university in recent days.
This past Saturday, the Huskies football team played Army at Yankee Stadium – the University’s first appearance at the [...]
Nearly 60 percent of businesses in northwest Connecticut project an increase in total sales revenue in 2015, according to a new survey, although fewer than half of the businesses surveyed (46 percent) anticipate higher pre-tax profits next year.
The 2014 Survey of Northwest Connecticut Businesses, conducted by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association [...]
Today’s college students have known only one Germany in their lifetime, but those from previous generations recall the post-World War II nations of East Germany and West Germany – until the wall separating those countries dramatically came down.
That event – 25 years ago this weekend – will be the focus of a special program at [...]
A national study of students pursuing on-line degrees found that cost and financial aid are important, but not critical in the decision-making process for those considering an on-line program of study. In addition, the data indicates that job placement messaging resonates, and transfer credit policy makes a difference in attracting online students.
A generation ago in Connecticut the Republican gubernatorial candidate, a resident of Fairfield County, was criticized by her Democratic incumbent opponent for the disparity between family assets and income taxes paid. To observers of this year’s Connecticut campaign for Governor, the exchange may have a familiar ring.
As reported by The New York Times after [...]
The number of bicyclists killed on U.S. roadways is increasing, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). GHSA’s Spotlight on Highway Safety: Bicyclist Safety indicates that yearly bicyclist deaths increased 16 percent between 2010 and 2012, while overall motor vehicle fatalities increased just one percent during the same time period.
While bicyclists [...]
The start of construction is imminent this fall for new rail stations in Wallingford, Meriden and Berlin as part of the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program. The new, expanded commuter service, to debut in 2016, will be branded the “Hartford Line,” as a key component of an increasingly robust multi-modal regional transportation system being developed [...]
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