By 2014, Connecticut was home to almost half a million people who were born abroad. In Connecticut, like the country as a whole, immigrants are currently punching far above their weight class as entrepreneurs, according to a report issued last year highlighting the impact of immigrants in the state.
Foreign-born workers make up 21.3 percent […]
reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust (www.reSETCo.org), whose mission is advancing the social enterprise sector and supporting entrepreneurs of all stripes, revealed the winners of its 2017 Venture Showcase last night at The Mark Twain House and Museum to a sellout crowd of 200.
The annual event recognizes the talented entrepreneurs and innovative businesses that have […]
“Connecticut’s got to do something dramatically different,” implored State Sen. Mae Flexer. Her impassioned comments came as part of a panel discussion at the unveiling of the 2017 Kids Count Policy Report at the State Capitol. With budget negotiations proceeding in earnest amidst a worsening state fiscal situation, Flexer expressed her concern about the forces […]
Connecticut is among the wealthiest states in the country, and aggregated statewide economic, health, and education indicators suggest that children and families fare better here than in much of the United States. According to a new report developed by the Connecticut Association of Human Services, the reality on the ground is not what it appears […]
“I understand all too well the dangers that water can represent,” said Karen Cohn, founder of the Zac Foundation, pointing out that drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under age 14. “Many of these deaths could have been prevented.”
Cohn’s 6-year-old son drowned in 2007 after his arm became stuck […]
New research from Yale University indicates that fake news flourishes in large measure from its repetition – and can be more convincing than real news. The believably of fake news, according to the just-concluded study, is familiarity.
Last year’s Presidential election brought considerable attention to the phenomenon of “fake news,” described as entirely fabricated and […]
Including Connecticut, ranked #4 nationally, the New England states grabbed five of the top 10 slots in the Opportunity Index, an analysis of “how opportunities measure up” in communities across the country. The Opportunity Index is an annual composite measure at the state and county levels of economic, educational and civic factors that expand opportunity.
Three Connecticut communities in the Connecticut Main Street network have achieved accreditation for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by Main Street America, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
New Englanders overwhelmingly believe that at least half of high school students across the region graduate unprepared for college and a career, and that student-centered learning environments are part of the solution to this readiness problem.
That’s according to the results of a poll that reflects growing concerns that children are not fully equipped for […]
In a press conference on May 6, 1997, team owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said he was moving his hockey team, the Hartford Whalers, to Raleigh and renaming it the Carolina Hurricanes.
It has been 20 years, and now there is an effort – voiced by Hartford City Councilman John Gale – to go back to […]
Two Connecticut communities – Weston and Madison – are among the top 15 safest cities in America, according to a newly released analysis.
SafeWise has compiled their 4th annual 100 Safest Cities in America Report, which also ranked three other Connecticut towns in the top 100 – Wilton, Ridgefield, and Canton.
To compile this report, […]
While Connecticut ranked 37th overall among the nation’s 50 states analyzed for their “fun” quotient, the state did have some standout rankings in specific categories – including the amount of money individual residents spend on recreation. Despite ranking 35th overall in “entertainment & recreation” categories and 40th in “nightlife,” the state reached the top five […]
Sixteen Connecticut school districts are among 527 districts across the being recognized as being among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME).
The annual listing of outstanding music education programs, now in its 18th year, is developed by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation in cooperation with researchers at The Music Research Institute […]
Health disparities directly and indirectly cost the U.S. economy $309 billion annually, and it is estimated that approximately 30% of direct medical costs for Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians are unnecessary costs resulting from health disparities, according to a paper prepared by Connecticut-based Cigna. Indirect costs, the paper points out, include lost work productivity and premature […]
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