by Jeffrey S. Bravin
This is a pivotal time for the American School for the Deaf.
In April, we celebrate 200 years of deaf education in the United States and ASD’s bicentennial anniversary. While much has changed since our early days, ASD’s dedication to providing a quality education for all deaf and hard of […]
Sometimes, home-grown businesses decide to stay in Connecticut. That was the case this fall as Carla’s Pasta – an American Dream business success story – reportedly spurned an offer to relocate to a western state, and chose instead to expand in South Windsor, aided by a significant tax abatement.
The company produces filled pastas, Italian […]
A year ago, the first annual Digital Citizenship Summit was held in West Hartford, hosted by the University of Saint Joseph. This Friday, the second annual Summit will be held in San Francisco, hosted by Twitter at their global headquarters. The livestream is expected to reach 3.2 million people globally via Twitter Livestream.
The mission […]
Members of health insurance plans in Connecticut offered by a changing list of companies competing for their business, were “always or usually able to see a specialist or obtain routine care as soon as they wanted,” according to a new annual report card released by the state insurance department.
Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade said […]
An Atlas V rocket blasted off with NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter from Cape Canaveral in Florida on June 18, 2009. Two years later, on June 29, 2011, West Hartford’s Javier Colon won the inaugural season of the NBC-TV hit “The Voice.”
It’s doubtful that anyone would have predicted that the trajectories of those two orbits […]
by Carol Buckheit
What role do philanthropic funds supporting women’s and girls’ causes play in creating change in Connecticut communities? Increasingly, a big one.
According to the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, the first women’s fund in Connecticut was established in 1993, formed to gather and distribute dollars to improve the lives of women and girls […]
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2014, 2,270 teens in the United States ages 16–19 were killed and 221,313 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes. That means that six teens ages 16–19 died every […]
Almond Joy, Milky Way and M&Ms are the likely candies to be greeting Connecticut trick-or-treaters as they move from door to door later this month. That’s according to candystore.com, which sells bulk candy on-line, in their review of sales data from 2007 through 2015.
Connecticut’s favorite Halloween candy is Almond Joy, with 2,619 pounds […]
In Connecticut, a planned, sequential PK-12 Coordinated School Health (CSH) education curriculum is a system designed to addresses the physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of health. CSH aims to improve students’ health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools working together.
A new nationwide survey indicates that the […]
by Derek Thomas and Ray Noonan
During the past 15 years, Connecticut’s economy has experienced a “job swap” – jobs lost in high-wage industries were replaced with jobs gained in low-wage ones.
As a result, from 2001 to 2015, the share of Connecticut’s private sector jobs in low-wage industries increased by 20 percent, while the […]
West Virginia had the highest prevalence of cigarette use in the United States, according to a new CDC study. Utah had the lowest, and Connecticut had the 10th lowest rate.
Using data from the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC determined that the prevalence of cigarette use in West Virginia was 26.7%, while […]
Connecticut now has the 10th lowest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America.
Connecticut’s adult obesity rate is currently 25.3 percent, up from 16.0 percent in 2000 and from 10.4 percent in 1990.
According to the most recent data, adult obesity rates now exceed […]
If Connecticut students are to excel in math, it will take a concerted effort at the state and district level, revised curriculum by state colleges preparing math teachers, and greater community involvement. That overall effort, according to a new state report, still has a ways to go.
The 30-member Commissioner’s Council on Mathematics report, issued […]
More Connecticut households are struggling to pay for their most basic needs, according to a new report from United Way. More than one out of four households – in one of the wealthiest states in the U.S. – are employed, yet still fall below what is needed to thrive financially. That is an increase in […]