The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) has announced what amounts to a welcome gift for its incoming leader, former State Senator Beth Bye, named by Gov. Lamont two weeks ago to head the state agency. Just days ahead of Lamont’s inauguration, OEC said it had been awarded an $8,591,087 federal grant – funds intended […]
Getting banking business done – or being introduced to an array of personal financial services for the first time – has become easier than ever for students attending Rocky Hill High School. That’s because they don’t even need to leave the confines of high school to visit a Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union branch – […]
Washington, Massachusetts, and Connecticut are the most successful states at preventing youth homelessness, with Connecticut ranking third in the nation, according to the 2018 State Index on Youth Homelessness. The report, by the True Colors Fund in partnership with the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, analyzed 61 metrics in the 50 states and […]
Massachusetts begins the sale of recreational marijuana on Tuesday, in Northampton and Leicester, as Connecticut looks ahead to a new Governor and new legislature, taking office in six weeks, with the addition of recreational sales on the agenda to complement a thriving medical marijuana program.
Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia currently have passed […]
In an effort to get girls career-ready, Connecticut-based Girls With Impact, the nation’s only tech-enabled entrepreneurship program for teen girls, is launching a partnership with Girl Scouts of Connecticut to enable girls to parlay their cookies experience into their own businesses.
“Entrepreneurship is one of the four programmatic pillars that comprise the Girl […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report this year which indicated that suicide rates nationally jumped by 25 percent since 1999, a finding that “shocked” even experts who believed the rate had been flat. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to […]
It is described as a “framework to advance policy and strategic school district planning to more effectively address the mental health and trauma needs of students and promote student success.” A new report, driven by research highlighting the connection between mental health and educational outcomes, is aimed at school districts looking to increase integration of […]
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) – a state agency that didn’t exist just over five years ago – has earned global recognition for success and innovation in serving the state’s youngest children and their families.
The agency was chosen to receive the “Future of Feedback Award” at the annual Feedback Summit in Washington, […]
Connecticut Center for the Book, a Connecticut Humanities program, has announced the finalists for its 2018 Connecticut Book Awards. The awards recognize and honor authors and illustrators who have created the best books in or about our state in the past year. A total of 140 books were submitted this year, up 28 percent over […]
Medicaid is, at its core, a health insurance program that provides coverage to low-income Connecticut residents. A new report in Connecticut finds that the program also plays a key role in the state’s economy, budget, and ability to weather economic challenges. The report was developed for, and released by, the Connecticut Health Foundation.
In Connecticut, Medicaid […]
About 13,000 residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who arrived in Connecticut in the aftermath of the hurricanes Maria and Irma continue to struggle with obtaining basic needs including adequate housing, food, medical care and jobs, according to a survey commissioned by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
The vast majority of those who have […]
Two of the nation’s top 50 hospitals for neonatology are in Connecticut. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center ranked #25 and Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital ranked #36 in the latest analysis by US News & World Report, which publishes hospital rankings in various medical specialties.
Atop the rankings in the pediatric specialty were Children’s National Medical […]
“Generalizations about regionalization oversimplify a complex topic,” according to a new report on K-12 School District Regionalization in Greater Hartford, which warns that “K-12 regionalization can actually increase costs and harm educational outcomes.”
As some school districts in Connecticut have been considering regionalizing their K-12 education services as a way to reduce costs, the 23-page […]
A recently issued report found that emergency department visits are down; coverage seen as critical in fight against opioids has expanded, and preventative care and mental health care have become more prevalent – all resulting from a 2010 policy decision made by Connecticut’s elected officials to expand Medicaid coverage.
That decision, made collaboratively by a […]