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When children get the nurturing and support they need from the very start, they thrive and are more likely to succeed in school and in life. This is why Connecticut should create an Office of Early Childhood and Congress should enact President Obama's...
Tags: Barack Obama, U.S. Congress
Thank you for Jamie Smith Hopkins front page story on the growth of poverty in suburbs across Maryland ("Poor people in Balto.'s suburbs outnumber those in city," May 21). The article is must reading for policymakers, civic groups, faith-based leaders and...
Tags: Poverty, Social Issues
The Hartford CourantBarbara Monahan, 97, a longtime teacher at Manchester's Nathan Hale School, died March 31. "She used to walk to school every day," said Celeste McLaughlin, Monahan's stepdaughter. "The kids who she taught would remember Mrs. Monahan because they...
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance. The vote was one small victory this week for critics of a massive, five-year farm bill that...
The difference in income levels in Connecticut is great. Unfortunately, 118,809 children here are in poverty, according to the Children's Defense Fund. That is 14.9 percent of Connecticut's children. Of that number, 54,304, or 6.8 percent, are in...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Preschool teachers scored low on a nutrition knowledge quiz and seemed to have unhealthy eating habits themselves, researchers found in a small study. "Kids are with these teachers 6 to 8 hours a day, five days a week," lead...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress increasingly unable to resolve budget disputes, federal programs on automatic pilot are consuming ever larger amounts of government resources. The trend helps older Americans, who receive the bulk of Social Security...
West HartfordMore than 1,000 preschool children and their families celebrated the successful end of the Head Start school year by partying with circus performers in Bushnell Park before marching toward the lawn side of the Old State House to watch Asian elephants have...
Of The Morning CallThe association that represents Pennsylvania's Head Start Program providers is out with a new summary of how sequester cuts will hurt programs for low-income children in the coming year. This according to the Pennsylvania Head Start Association: "Head...
Diane Redleaf is an attorney who defends people accused of abusing or neglecting children. Her job makes a lot of folks wince. It's no wonder. When we think of child abuse cases, we think of high-profile predators such as convicted serial child...
Tags: Jerry Sandusky, Lawyers, Abusive Behavior, Child Abuse, Judges
CHARLEVOIX -- Charlevoix Middle School will close next year and students will instead attend classes at the district's elementary and high schools. The move, along with a staff reduction, is expected to save the district approximately $800,000. In...
The Winchester SunSequestration. It’s an ugly word made even more odious by recent actions of our elected Congressmen (and Congresswomen), most of whom seem to lose all sense of propriety when they reach Foggy Bottom. The original idea of sequestration, agreed to...
May 24, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
May 24, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
May 23, 2013 |Story| AP Broadcast
May 22, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Feb 28, 2013 |Story| Reuters
May 13, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
May 12, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
May 8, 2013 | Allentown Morning Call
Sep 3, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
May 7, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
May 7, 2013 |Story| Winchester Sun
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