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 […]
A Reuters news service examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in Flint, Michigan, which was the focus of national attention this year for its dangerously tainted water supply.
The review and analysis found at least seven areas in Connecticut, based on zip code geography, […]
“The State of Black Hartford,” published more than two decades after a landmark sociological text originally published in 1994, squarely focuses on education as the overriding issue on which Hartford’s future, and Connecticut’s, will be determined, flatly stating that “the future of Hartford rests with how we educate our children so they can contribute to the […]
Obscured in recent months by the intense presidential campaign, the furor over the price of pharmaceutical company Mylan’s life-saving EpiPen may be moving back to center stage in Washington as questions continue about Connecticut’s policy and the varying impact on school districts across the state. The EpiPen is the widely used medical device that quickly […]
Connecticut Voices for Children has honored community leaders, policymakers and advocates for children at its 14th annual “First for Kids” awards ceremony. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have worked to make a difference in the lives of children in the state of Connecticut.
This year’s honorees are:
Priscilla Canny Research Award – Judith […]
Jessica Brocksom of John F. Kennedy School in Milford has been elected by 5th graders across the state as Connecticut’s next Kid Governor. Connecticut’s Kid Governor is a national award-winning statewide civics program for 5th graders created by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network at Connecticut’s Old State House.
Jessica ran on a platform focused on stopping […]
With a major overhaul of education funding to Connecticut communities on the state legislature’s agenda when the newly elected legislature convenes in January in order to comply with a court order, some of the state’s largest school districts are undergoing seismic changes of their own, as superintendents are moving at what appears to be an unprecedented […]
Chronic absenteeism is down across the state, according to new data released by the State Department of Education (SDE), a trend that is gaining notice beyond Connecticut and a sign that collaborative efforts to keep students across Connecticut in school and engaged are having a positive impact.
The number of chronically absent students in Connecticut […]
It would be disingenuous to describe the results as surprising, but a new study has found that marketing for baby and toddler food and drinks often contradicts the advice of health professionals.
According to the study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, companies tend to use marketing […]
Hearing Youth Voices, a youth-led social justice organization working to create systemic change in the education system in New London, is one of seven youth organizations in New England with a chance to win a $50,000 grant from The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the largest philanthropic organization in the region focused exclusively on education.
Young children who attended day care, preschool and other types of center-based care in the year before kindergarten earned higher scores in math and reading and had stronger learning and cognitive flexibility skills than their peers who did not participate in such activities, according to a national report by Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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