Updates

For the most recent information regarding Children's  Issues, please refer to our Twitter (left) or our Blog (right) below. 

March 1, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently agreed to abandon its attempt to delay a federal rule designed to provide greater housing opportunities for low-income renters.  A federal court entered judgment in favor of Open Co...

February 15, 2018

(From CT Voices for Children)

Connecticut’s long-term fiscal health depends on an economy that benefits all families, businesses, and communities.

To achieve this objective, the state needs a strategic budget that balances investment with fiscal responsibility. In this r...

February 15, 2018

Significant disparities persist in access to quality education, school experience and education outcomes between White and Black students in the state.

(From CT Voices for Children)

In our new report, we find systemic and persistent differences in access to resources, st...

September 13, 2016

Close to seven years after the end of the Great Recession, many Connecticut working families have been left out of the economic recovery. This is the key finding in our new report "The State of Working Connecticut", that we are releasing today. 

The report shows th...

September 13, 2016

This story is part of a series from NPR Ed exploring the challenges U.S. schools face meeting students' mental health needs.

Every year, thousands of children are suspended from preschool.

Take a second to let that sink in.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, 6...

August 31, 2016

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander 

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

  • Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism & Racial Violence ed. Williams, Williams & Blain...

June 9, 2016

Dr. Alicia Ferrell came to Middletown in May, 2016 to teach a two-part series on the brain development effects resulting fromscreen time, video games, trauma, and poverty.

These workshops are well worth the time to watch.

Part 1: Screens, Video Games on Brain Development

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May 13, 2016

For our May 2016 meeting, Wesleyan Students Ryan Breen, Ellen Chang, Michelle Rosen and Suet Ning Wong conducted a study analyzing factors for High School Success in Middletown School District for Professor Rosenberg's class. Below is the Executive Summary of the study...

April 13, 2016

Great publication by the Connecticut Association for Human Services on the sources of the current and previous budget crisis. 

 

 

 

. Click here for the full document!

April 1, 2016

The CT Early Childhood Alliance's annual Advocacy Day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Room 310 of the State Capitol Building in Hartford. You will hear from advocates and legislators about the early childhood issues before the state legis...

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