Over 100 schools statewide across Connecticut have been recognized by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) as ‘Schools of Distinction‘ for the 2015-2016 school year.
The state recognized 116 schools for high academic achievement and high growth, including 15 schools within the state’s Alliance District program. The state’s alliance district program is a […]
Fairfield County’s sizeable immigrant population – twenty percent of Connecticut’s most populous county – grew 89 percent from 1990 to 2014. In some municipalities, foreign-born residents make up as much as a third of the population.
That is among the findings in the Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2016, which examined regional demographics, economic opportunity, […]
Only one-third of parents of children ages 4-18 feel they’re succeeding at fostering healthy eating habits in their kids, according to a recent national survey. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health found that just over half of parents believe their children eat mostly healthy, and only one […]
The neighboring states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and North Dakota have the best dental health in the nation, but Connecticut and Massachusetts break the mid-west logjam, ranking fifth and sixth in a new survey of nearly two dozen dental-health related categories by the financial website WalletHub.
Connecticut ranked second in a series of oral […]
Research shows that the presence of a health consultant, usually a nurse by training, in child care centers leads to positive outcomes including improved nutrition, better sanitation and infection control, increases in access to preventive health care, specialty health care, mental health care, and oral health services.
That’s according to a report by the Child […]
The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS), in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and victims of drug abuse, will be offering a one-half day workshop for administrators, teachers, and counselors on the devastating opioid epidemic that is growing in severity in Connecticut an across the country.
This video-based […]
Concerns about the impact of television promoting products such as snack food and soda have been well documented for some time, but academic research is now suggesting another culprit for childhood obesity and a growing lack of healthy eating among youngsters.
Children’s picture books – the books filled with brightly colored drawings and basic themes that […]
There is a connection between economic insecurity and gun violence in the nation’s schools. That is the conclusion reached in a “rigorous” Northwestern University study of a quarter-century of data which found that when it becomes more difficult for people coming out of school to find jobs, the rate of gun violence at schools increases.
Connecticut Center for the Book at Connecticut Humanities is now accepting submissions for the Connecticut Book Awards, returning after a multi-year absence from the literary landscape in the state. The awards were last presented in 2011. They were presented annually beginning in 2002.
These awards recognize the best books of 2016 by authors and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Connecticut’s mortality rate from firearms is less than half the national average, the state’s homicide rate is slightly above half the national average, but the rate of drug poisoning deaths exceeds the national average.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that Connecticut’s mortality rate from drug poisoning was 17.6 […]