The burden has shifted and grown during the past decade for students attending Connecticut’s public two- and four-year institutions of higher education.
Between 2008 and 2018, average tuition at public colleges and universities (adjusted for inflation) grew by 38.4 percent in Connecticut, according to a new national analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy […]
Blockchain is soon to arrive on Connecticut’s college campuses, with new initiatives imminent at Southern Connecticut State University, University of Saint Joseph, and the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus.
A six-week boot camp for individuals who would like to widen their computer programming skills to include Blockchain – a cutting-edge form of encryption technology – […]
Massachusetts begins the sale of recreational marijuana on Tuesday, in Northampton and Leicester, as Connecticut looks ahead to a new Governor and new legislature, taking office in six weeks, with the addition of recreational sales on the agenda to complement a thriving medical marijuana program.
Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia currently have passed […]
In an effort to get girls career-ready, Connecticut-based Girls With Impact, the nation’s only tech-enabled entrepreneurship program for teen girls, is launching a partnership with Girl Scouts of Connecticut to enable girls to parlay their cookies experience into their own businesses.
“Entrepreneurship is one of the four programmatic pillars that comprise the Girl […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report this year which indicated 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 […]
For those looking to identify the best small cities in the nation – with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 – the search may not need to go further than Connecticut, according to a new analysis.
Westport was the lone Connecticut community to reach the top 20 nationally, at number 19, with Shelton also earning […]
A new analysis of the status of the business startup community in six American cities – including Hartford – has found that Connecticut’s Capitol City has “strong startup potential,” and in some ways is already standing out among peers and competitors.
Startup Genome, with support from the Kauffman Foundation, selected six U.S. metropolitan areas that […]
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 […]