by Peter L. Levine
My colleagues and I have worked on civic education for several decades, but I’ve never seen such an upsurge of interest as we’ve observed during the past year. Demands for more and better civics are not only coming from critics of the Trump administration who are concerned about a perceived […]
Women and girls in Eastern Connecticut are progressing in many ways, but gender equity is elusive in many others, according to a new report. The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut commissioned DataHaven to develop a report on the Status of Women and Girls in Eastern Connecticut, and the findings provide an insightful snapshot of disparities […]
If you were attempting to convince the accrediting board for higher education that no harm will come to the quality and caliber of students’ education when 12 community colleges are merged into one, would 51 suggestions for revisions of the initial preliminary draft be nothing more than a series of helpful hints or harbingers of […]
Seven states – including Connecticut – report that more than one-third of their bridges are deficient. The other six are neighboring Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York, as well as Hawaii, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Overall, only four states have state highway systems deemed worse than Connecticut, which ranks 46th in the nation, according to […]
In the midst of the war of words between unrelenting fans of the former Hartford Whalers (joined by Governor Malloy) and the Raleigh News & Observer, which has aimed a cease and desist order at Hartford, it may be worthwhile to delve into the data. It prove to be a distinction without a difference, however.
by Lou Golden
Many years ago, I attended a marketing seminar and learned a simple, yet powerful, concept that helped guide me as I led a nonprofit organization.
The instructor, discussing the differences between features and benefits, pointed out that while hardware stores think they are selling drills, customers are actually buying holes. Marketers, he […]
New Haven-based SeeClickFix is the only Connecticut business to make the 2018 GovTech 100, an annual compendium of 100 companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies across the United States.
SeeClickFix was launched ten years ago this month, according to co-founder Ben Berkowitz: “It began as a […]
There has been discussion during Connecticut’s ongoing state budget shortfall about the disproportionate impact of the state’s wealthiest residents, and how overall state revenues are affected when some of those residents decide to relocate to lower-tax states.
Now, national data analyzing million dollar homes is underscoring Connecticut’s standing as being among the states where the […]
When it comes to college tuition, Connecticut’s borders are expanding and colleges across the state are focused on potential students that likely wouldn’t have on the radar screen only a few years ago. The impetus is a declining population of college-age students, expected to intensify over the next decade particularly in the Northeast, and declining […]
In Connecticut, among the top 2 percent of wage earners, men earn an average of $658,000 while women earn an average of $214,000, a gap of $444,000. That’s 67 percent less earned by women in the top 2 percent. It is the fourth largest wage gap in the nation, comparing people earning in the top […]
by Andrew Boyles Petersen
By the time this comes to press, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will have voted on the future of the free and open internet we rely upon. Current FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal, Restoring Internet Freedom, seeks to eliminate the 2015 FCC protections for net neutrality. The existing regulations […]
The Connecticut Insurance Department recovered nearly $7 million for policyholders and taxpayers in 2017, helping individuals, families and employers with their claims and complaints. That’s slightly less than the $7.5 million recovered in 2016, but higher than the $6 million that was recovered for policy holders in 2015. About $2 million in fines were issued […]
One down, one to go. While the MetroHartford Alliance’s search for a new leader continues, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce has announced their choice to succeed Anthony Rescigno, who led the organization for nearly two decades.
The Chamber’s Board of Directors named Garrett F. Sheehan as President of the Greater New Haven Chamber […]
Studies published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Business Review, and numerous others during the past decade have consistently concluded that diverse teams – and diverse companies – have stronger financial performance. With that backdrop, Forbes worked with research firm Statista to compile a list of the best employers for diversity in America.
Two Connecticut-based […]