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 […]
Housing and health are increasingly the focus of study, to better determine how one impacts and influences the other. Foundations at the state and national level are among those devoting resources in Connecticut to seek answers that can ultimately guide future public policy.
With a $125,000 grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation, the Open […]
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, […]
If you’re wondering about the degree to which Connecticut universities are keeping up with world trends, the University of Connecticut and Southern Connecticut State University seem to indicate the answer is yes.
UConn has approved a new major in Arabic and Islamic civilizations, developed to equip students with a working knowledge of the Arabic language, […]
Thanks to innovative new treatments, diseases that were once fatal are now being treated as chronic conditions. But these breakthrough treatments will be out of reach for many patients, according to the National Organization for Rare Diseases, because health plans are using deductibles and coinsurance to shift more of the cost of medication onto the […]
There are 25 Manufacturing Day events planned in Connecticut in 2018, with most taking place this week and many open to the public. Manufacturers across the country and across Connecticut use MFG Day (October 5 this year) as “an opportunity to inspire and recruit the next generation of manufacturers,” according to organizers, with hundreds of […]
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 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 […]
When Money magazine ranked the 727 “Best Colleges For Your Money,” 2018 edition, Fairfield University ranked number 160. But when the focus narrowed to the nation’s “most transformative” schools, Fairfield rose into the top 10, landing at number seven.
Fairfield’s ranking as among the most transformative institutions, which is “when a college helps students do […]
It was established in the final hours of the 2018 legislative session, and held its first meeting the following month, back in June. Special Act 18-8 created Connecticut’s Blockchain Working Group, with little fanfare and less notice. The objective: make recommendations to the incoming 2019 legislature that will “help promote innovation and economic growth […]
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 […]
In an analysis ranking America’s metropolitan areas to identify the most educated in the nation, one Connecticut region – the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area – was the 10th best in the nation, and two others earned spots in the top 50. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford was ranked number 26 and New Haven-Milford placed at number 44.
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk […]
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 – […]
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