With much public attention focused on the increasing costs of college education and the ever-growing levels of student loan debt saddling graduates of higher education institutions, recent research into what students understand – or don’t understand – about their debt is raising some concern.
A significant share of undergraduate college students, it turns out, do […]
As one of three cities selected as part of a competitive process to participate in the Strong Cities Strong Communities (SC2) Initiative under the auspices of the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Hartford has 10 teams of economic development innovators coming down the home stretch in developing and outlining their inventive […]
Years in the making, a number of major new facilities are in the midst of coming on line at Connecticut’s four state universities – Central, Eastern, Southern and Western – that are part of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) system administered by the Board of Regents for Higher Education. The facilities include a […]
Three women who made their mark internationally in their respective fields of endeavor will be honored by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame at the 22nd Annual Induction Ceremony & Celebration this fall.
The theme, “Connecticut Women – Global Impact” will be reflected in the noteworthy careers of:
Carolyn Miles – President and CEO of […]
Connecticut’s major cities have dual personalities on the internet – one aimed primarily at city residents, the other at potential visitors and prospective residents. While one site is chock full of detailed information that is the lifeline for locals – with listings of city agencies, services, and department contacts – the other is dominated by […]
The Wadsworth Atheneum’s Museum Store is one of five nominees for the 2015 Museum Store Association (MSA) Visual Merchandising award, which recognizes excellence in visual merchandising by a museum institution. The award will be given on Sunday, April 19 in Hartford – on the final day of the Museum Store Association’s national conference, […]
Connecticut is among the second tier of states, described as an “innovation leader,” in the inaugural Innovation Scorecard compiled by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The first-of-its-kind innovation performance index is based on ten criteria, and evaluates all 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to the conduciveness of their legal, regulatory and overall business environments […]
Asians are the country’s fastest-growing racial group — their share of the U.S. population has increased from 4.2 percent in 2000 to 5.6 percent in 2010, and is expected to reach at least 8.6 percent by 2050, the website newgeography.com has reported. The White House has estimated that by 2050, Asian Americans and Pacific […]
Each year, the national publication Education Week shines a spotlight on some of the nation’s most outstanding school district leaders in its Leaders To Learn From special report. The 2015 group of 16 exceptional district-level leaders who are tackling some of the most pressing challenges in K-12 education includes Meriden Superintendent of Schools Mark Benigni, […]
Just as recently appointed Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade settles in to her job, the insurance industry is facing new challenges from a new generation.
A former Cigna executive, Commissioner Wade has more than 20 years of industry experience and oversees a regulatory agency with jurisdiction over one of the largest insurance industries in […]
Connecticut has the nation’s third highest rate of residents holding a college degree – and the greater Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area has the fifth highest rate among metropolitan regions, according to a new report by the Lumina Foundation.
The report reveals” real progress has been made” in the national effort to increase post-secondary attainment, but “current rates won’t […]
What was the most common occupation in Connecticut in 2014? Primary School Teacher.
That’s according to data analyzed by National Public Radio, using U.S. Census data. NPR checked the most common occupation in each of the 50 states, every two years from 1978 and 2014.
One of the key findings? Farmers have virtually dropped […]
The well-being of residents in three of Connecticut’s metropolitan areas are among the nation’s top 50, ranking at #36, #37 and #48 in a national survey of community well-being that evaluated the top 100 metro regions in the country.
The 2014 Community Well-Being Rankings are the latest annual surveys by the polling company Gallup and […]
The number of Americans who die by suicide has climbed to more than 40,000 deaths annually, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2007 and 2012, total annual suicide deaths increased in all but two states, and twenty states recorded increases of more than 20 percent – including Connecticut, […]