by Karen Christensen
Reading the news, you’d think that cities and rural areas are natural enemies. Rural regions are either ignored entirely or thrown the kind of payout that rankles the urban and suburban taxpayers who have to foot the bill. Think, for example, of the $12-billion farm bailout or rural-county exemptions from safety-net work […]
by Leah Doty
Diversity in business helps fuel success. According to a Harvard Business Review article, if diversity is not present within the workplace leadership, women are 20% less likely than Caucasian men to be endorsed for their ideas (Sherbin, 2014). This is why the increase of women in leadership roles is so crucial to […]
by Supriyo B. Chatterjee, MSc MBA MA (Econ)
The post ‘Connecting Connecticut’s EdTech Community’ by Doug Casey (Executive Director, Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology)2 gave an overview of Connecticut’s EdTech ecosystem. It described the need to connect the various entities in the fragmented
ecosystem to form an ‘Education Innovation Cluster’. This brief note provides […]
by Sunil Bhatia
I would like to begin by sharing with you some reflections on my summer reading.
I read a New York Times article about children who were separated from their parents at the U.S. border. Leitica, a petite, 12-year-old girl from Guatemala and her younger brother, Walter, were separated from their mother when […]
This statement was read to the American people and the world at 3:15 PM on December 14, 2012 by President of the United States Barack Obama, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House.
This afternoon, I spoke with Governor Malloy and FBI Director Mueller. I offered Governor Malloy my […]
by Amber Mata
Nonprofits often tend to be targeted by cyber criminals due to a lack of resources to implement cybersecurity measures. They are just as susceptible to a data breach as for-profit organizations, if not more. However, they often don’t embrace the same level of changes that other organizations are making to implement a […]
by M. Jodi Rell
At the start of this decade, the beginning of her final year as Governor of Connecticut, M. Jodi Rell addressed a joint session of the House and Senate and delivered her State of the State address on February 3, 2010. Her remarks that day:
We gather today to mark […]
by Anthony Price
My universe was shaken to its foundation, like a building crumbling to the ground under the force of a 9.0 earthquake, after reading Ben Lamm’s guest column in Entrepreneur magazine: “Stop Calling Everyone an Entrepreneur—They Aren’t.”
I thought this was typical Silicon Valley propaganda, from a hotshot in a hoodie and […]
Dan Malloy overcame tremendous challenges to build a successful career in public service and law. Born with severe dyslexia and motor-control problems, he was unable to walk steadily or to execute simple tasks like tying his shoes and buttoning his clothes.
As a young student, Malloy couldn’t read, spell, or do mathematical problems. But his […]
by Arielle Levin Becker
Hartford’s Northeast neighborhood is about four miles from West Hartford Center. Yet living in one place or the other can mean a 15-year difference in life expectancy.
That’s according to recently released data that identifies the life expectancy for nearly every census tract in the country, offering a stark illustration of the […]
by Abby Alter and Heidi Maderia
Professionals who care for young children play an important role in promoting social-emotional development, positive mental health, and relational health, as well as identifying problems early and connecting young children to intervention and treatment services when necessary. Unfortunately, most pre-professional education and training programs lack specific courses or modules […]
By Amy Parmenter
A poll by AAA of almost a thousand drivers across Connecticut found earlier this year that 50 percent do not support the legalization of recreational marijuana. Of younger respondents (ages 18-24) opposed to legalization, 40 percent expressed ‘concern that marijuana is a national public health issue’.
As the advocacy organization for all […]
Fast-food consumption is associated with poor diet quality in youth. Therefore, improving the nutritional quality of fast-food meals consumed by children is an important public health objective.
In response to public health concerns, several of the largest fast-food restaurants have introduced policies to offer healthier drinks and/or sides with their kids’ meals. However, few research […]
Our 33 organizations, representing the interests of the millions of patients and consumers who live with serious, acute, and chronic conditions, have worked together for many months to ensure that patient voices are reflected in the ongoing Congressional debate regarding the accessibility of health coverage for all Americans and families. In March 2017, we identified […]
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