by Thomas Breen | Mar 21, 2019 11:54 am | Comments (1)
As the city and state prepare for the first-ever U.S. Census that can be filled out online, City Librarian Martha Brogan has positioned the library system to be an epicenter for computer training, education, and employment related to counting all New Haveners in 2020.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 20, 2019 4:18 pm | Comments (5)
Rosa DeLauro isn’t afraid of a Democratic Party fight over whether to reform or to overhaul healthcare in this country.
In fact, she welcomes the debate.
Because now that almost all Democrats share a common vision for moving towards universal healthcare in one way or another, the ensuing intraparty scrap should only strengthen those proposals for how to get there.
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by Simon Bazelon | Mar 20, 2019 4:16 pm | Comments (7)
Twenty-five citizen activists gathered in the basement of New Haven’s main public library on Elm Street with a single goal in mind: To improve Connecticut’s elections.
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by Christopher Peak & Paul Bass | Mar 20, 2019 2:31 pm | Comments (38)
City contractors, longtime political allies, and charter-school machers are hosting a $250-$1,000-a-ticket fundraiser for Mayor Toni Harp’s reelection quest in Avon Thursday evening, a day after a state agency voted to launch an investigation into her campaign’s paperwork lapses.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 18, 2019 4:40 pm | Comments (1)
Mary Kaye Holmes finally got to Quinnipiac University Monday, but not as a law school student as she had once hoped.
She came as a guest speaker to tell how she went from incarceration to New York Law School — and how Connecticut can help other “second chancers” as it weighs the next steps in criminal justice reform.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 15, 2019 7:36 am | Comments (3)
While proposals that would nudge small school districts toward regionalization might have attracted the most attention at the Legislative Office Building this year, a slew of lesser-known education bills could change the way kids learn, from preschool all the way through college.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 13, 2019 1:28 pm | Comments (12)
More money to educate students with limited English or learning disabilities. A curriculum that teaches kids about the U.S.‘s long history of racial discrimination. More time for children to play and for teens to sleep in.
New Haven has its eye on state bills that seek to create those outcomes.
Continue reading ‘At Stake: Recess, Special Ed, Black History’
by Noah Kim | Mar 13, 2019 12:10 pm | Comments (3)
Two left-of-center pundits who disagree with each other debated for an hour and a half — without tearing each other apart.
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by Sean Foley | Mar 11, 2019 11:59 am | Comments (6)
(Opinion) Last November, the United States saw record turnout for a midterm election. While this result is on its face a significant achievement, it seems decidedly less so when we recognize that still only half of the voting-eligible population cast a ballot — an estimated 50.3 percent according to the United States Election Project.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 8, 2019 8:56 am | Comments (27)
Socialism is back, at least in name.
But what’s behind the name and renewed interest?
A lot, according to a John Roemer, a Yale political scientist and economist who has studied the subject for decades.
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