Local school systems in Enfield and Manchester implemented a purposeful play initiative, with support from LEGO Community Fund US and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The results of the initiative are highlighted in a new video, which emphasizes that there’s more to play than may be apparent at first glance.
Program organizers point out that […]
The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) and Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut (LDAC) are applauding Governor Dannel Malloy’s decision to veto Senate Bill 821, which would have affected consumer warranties for windows, roofing, and siding.
The legislation was strongly opposed by LDAC since its introduction in February. Despite that opposition, the bill was passed […]
New research finds a simple strategy can modestly boost the share of students with limited financial resources who go on to college: requiring, and paying for, all students to take the ACT or SAT. A University of Connecticut researcher examined the effects of requiring and paying for all public high school students to take a college […]
Professor Robert Schoelkopf, Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics and Director of the Yale Quantum Institute, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Science for his seminal contributions to the entire field of quantum science and to the new field of circuit quantum electrodynamics.
Schoelkopf is a leading experimental […]
If you’re in the market for a safe community to raise children, and you are wondering about Connecticut, there is a new ranking that will be of particular interest.
Developed by the SafeWise, a home security and safety brand, the ranking considered reported sex offender concentration, state graduation rates, overall school quality ranking, and FBI […]
The Connecticut Radio Information System (CRIS) continues to innovate and expand in Connecticut. Connecticut’s only radio-reading service, which provides audio access to news and information for people who are blind or unable to read due to a print disability or medical condition, has announced a ground-breaking new service in partnership with Hartford’s Saint Francis Hospital […]
With journalism and journalists under increasing criticism and new technology making old models of financing investigative journalism tougher, Hartford’s FOX 61 is showcasing young journalists as they learn the profession and develop stories that reach local newscasts.
FOX 61 Student News was relaunched in February after a multi-year absence, and last week honored students at […]
In a state-by-state analysis of start-up business activities, Connecticut moved from ranking 22nd among the smallest 25 states a year ago to 18th this year – the largest forward progress of any of the nation’s 25 smallest states. Vermont also moved up four positions, from 13th to 9th. And Kansas advanced three positions, from 18th […]
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 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.