The National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD), launched in the aftermath of the shooting targeting Congresswomen Gabby Giffords in Arizona in 2011, has launched a new initiative – Revive Civility.
“Incivility in America has reached epidemic proportions,” organizers point out. “Every day rudeness, disrespect and hostility sideline collaboration and compromise. Sound bites replace sound journalism. […]
If you are looking for a job in Connecticut, Fairfield County would be a solid place to begin the search, according to a new data analysis released by the Zippia career information website.
In ranking Connecticut municipalities with the best job opportunities, communities in Fairfield County earned six of the top 10 slots, with […]
The financial cost of smoking in Connecticut is higher than just about anywhere in the United States. The total cost over a lifetime per smoker is $2,183,204, the third highest in the nation, and the annual cost per year per smoker of $42,808, is also third highest in the nation, just behind New York and […]
What could Americans have known – in Connecticut and across the country – about the Nazi threat from reading their local newspapers in the 1930s and 1940s? The Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO) is looking for some research help to find out.
CLHO is participating in History Unfolded, a project of the United States […]
Median student earnings among those who attended college in Connecticut and received federal financial aid is between $27,500 and $74,200 ten years after enrollment, with most institutions students’ well above the national average, according to data included in the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDOE) College Scorecard.
The earnings data is compiled 10 years after […]
by Adina Gianelli
We have a problem in the state of Connecticut, a problem as stunning as it is abhorrent, as urgent as it is fixable. That problem is one of road safety.
According to the Connecticut Crash Data Repository, an estimated 311 car crash-related fatalities occurred throughout our state in 2016, a four year […]
Connecticut’s first law incubators are due to open early this year at the Center for Family Justice, a Bridgeport-based nonprofit, and at UConn School of Law, being established to provide affordable legal services to people who need them and help lawyers establish solo practices.
The Connecticut Community Law Center, an initiative of the law […]
Recognizing that the sex industry – especially when it involves underage children – is a form of human trafficking, the Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council (TIP) is making several legislative recommendations aimed at shifting the onus for the crime of prostitution from the prostitute to “the demand side” – the buyers of sex.
On National […]
Nearly two-thirds of students who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in Connecticut in 2015 had student loan debt averaging $34,773, the third highest level in the nation. The state ranked 14th in the percentage of students graduating with debt, according to data compiled by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS).
In an article headlined “Bad Budget News? Some States Just Bury It.” Connecticut is one of two states selected as a poster child for what a national publication describes as “hindering transparency.”
The Connecticut policy that brought the unwelcome attention was put in place last year. As Governing explains:
“Connecticut ended its practice of […]
While 52 percent of U.S. college graduates report visiting the career services office at least once during their undergraduate experience, they are equally likely to say their experience was “not at all helpful” (16%) as they are to say it was “very helpful” (16%), according to a new national survey of college graduates. Overall, just […]
by James C. Smith
Formulating definitions for key spending cap terms and holding the line on exemptions from the cap in the name of fiscal responsibility will have a significantly positive impact on businesses’ willingness to invest here and on our state’s socio-economic future. Our success depends on the state’s ability to create a […]
Although Connecticut has fared comparatively well to other states in adult obesity rates, the state does “not do as well for children, especially low-income children,” according to two new national reports, the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) of Connecticut indicates in the organization’s latest issue brief.
“Preventing children from being overweight or obese requires […]
Among American millennials, the 2012 shooting of students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown is one of the 10 events during their lifetime with the greatest impact on the country. That’s according to a new survey conducted by Pew Research Center in association with A+E Networks’ HISTORY.
For Millennials, the 9/11 […]