by Nora Duncan and Richard Dupont
Connecticut’s manufacturing industry is estimated to need between 25,000 and 35,000 new skilled workers for the state’s 4,100 manufacturing in the next two decades.
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU), private colleges and the state’s comprehensive and technical high schools have done a great job getting students interested in […]
by Katie Roy
School district consolidation. Mention this concept to Connecticut residents and you’re sure to get a variety of opinions, passionate arguments and disagreements, and questions and concerns about what it would mean for their local public schools.
This reaction has been evident over the past few months since the introduction of several pieces […]
by Kevin Lembo
Pharmacy benefit managers and drug corporations have had the upper hand on patients for decades – sometimes dictating the highest possible prices that provide upwards of 7,000-percent profits on certain drugs, knowing full well that consumers are willing to pay any price for lifesaving or life-changing treatment.
How can Connecticut, or any […]
By Herb Kolodny
For those who do not know me, I have been a right leg above knee amputee for 5½ years.
What brought me here today was my effort to improve the rights of amputees in Connecticut. Although, I started this quest alone, I didn’t finish it alone. And I hope to share with […]
by Phil Barlow, PLA, AICP, LEED AP
I recently had two experiences that drove home the need for universal (accessible) design.
The first was spending time with my 85-year-old mother at a beach house in North Carolina. She is amazingly spry for a woman of her age, but nevertheless, mobility can be a challenge. The […]
by Jay Williams
Up to 95 percent of people who are incarcerated in Connecticut will eventually return to our communities. Like all of us, people released from incarceration need a safe and stable place to live in order to live successful lives. Studies have shown that returning citizens with housing are far less likely to […]
by Mike Savino
A report from outside investigators this week detailing former students’ complaints of sexual misconduct against two Central Connecticut State University professors — and the university’s failure to take corrective action — highlights a blind spot in Connecticut’s Freedom of Information law.
Specifically, the state allows its labor agreements to include language that […]
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 […]