In Connecticut, to earn a place in the top one percent would require making $700,800, the highest threshold in the nation. The average annual income of the top one percent is also among the highest in the nation at $2,522,806. That is 37 times the annual income of the bottom 99 percent, which is $67, […]
Even as Hartford and New Haven spend considerable time and attention directed at attracting millennials, a new national survey finds that the two Connecticut cities are ranked in the nation’s top 100 best places to retire. Hartford ranked 73rd on the list with an overall score of 6.35. New Haven came in 74th with a […]
The average student debt in Connecticut is higher than any state in the nation, according to a new analysis. The latest annual report from The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization focused on making higher education more affordable, looked at the Class of 2017 broken down by the […]
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, […]
Considered the 7th oldest state in the nation for the past few years, Connecticut is getting older relative to other states, according to newly released analysis. The state is now seen as being the 6th oldest in the nation, following Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, West Virginia, and Florida.
The analysis, by S&P Global Ratings, […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report this year 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 navigate the […]
Connecticut has a lower adult obesity rate than most other states, according to new national data, which found that 26.9 percent of adults living in Connecticut have obesity, ranking the state 42nd among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The state has slipped slightly from four years ago – the obesity rate was […]
In conjunction with its 25th anniversary celebration this year, New Haven-based DataHaven has announced plan to launch the DataHaven Innovation Awards, which will be open to nominees from throughout the state. Winners will be selected in a number of education and community impact categories.
Nomination will be accepted through October 1, and the award recipients […]
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 […]
In 2010, New York State enacted legislation to ensure that incarcerated persons are be counted as residents of their home communities when state and local legislative districts are redrawn in New York, in an initiative designed to end what has come to be called “prison gerrymandering.”
Connecticut has repeatedly considered legislation during the past decade – […]
Between the 2007-08 school year and the just completed 2017-18 school year in Connecticut, total K-12 student enrollment across the state dropped by nearly 40,000 students, reflected a gradual year-over-year decline in every year of the decade.
According to state Department of Education data, enrollment in 2007-08 was 574,848, which slid down to 535,025 this […]
In 2040, it is anticipated that eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia, which analyzed U.S. Census Bureau population projections. Connecticut is not one of them.
A report published in the […]
The number of women in the Connecticut legislature has dropped with each legislative election throughout this decade, dropping the state from 8th to 21st in the nation in the percentage of women in the legislature.
The 2018 election year has been widely declared the year of the woman in politics, a reaction to the MeToo […]
“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 […]