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Steve Perry’s New York, Bridgeport and Hartford Charter School Railroad

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What As Wait, What? readers know, while employed as a full-time employee of the Hartford Board of Education, Capital Prep Magnet School Principal Steve Perry has been engaged in an on-going effort to build a lucrative charter school chain using the name Capital Preparatory Schools, Inc. and materials he and […] [Read More]
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The Affordable Care Act one year later

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Source: University of Louisville One year ago, Michael Stillman, M.D., and his colleague, Monalisa Tailor, M.D., both physicians with the University of Louisville Department of Medicine, wrote a New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” article about “Tommy Davis,” their pseudonym-named patient who delayed seeing a doctor because he lacked health insurance. After spending a year […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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Flax Seed Oil Just as Good as Fish Oil Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 20 hours ago Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to Penn State nutritionists A substantial amount of evidence exists supporting the heart-health […] [Read More]
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Basic emergency planning standards for child-care providers now required in every state

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SOURCE: Save the Children Nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina showed the nation how vulnerable children are to disaster, basic emergency planning standards for child-care providers will finally be required in every state. Unwilling to wait longer for lagging states to act, Congress included three child-care disaster planning standards in the new, bipartisan Child Care […] [Read More]
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CONNECTICUT’S PRIVATE HOMES OPEN DOORS FOR ONCE-A-YEAR HOLIDAY HOUSE TOURS

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Source: Western CT Convention and Visitors Bureau It happens only once a year. For the first two weeks in December, some of the finest private homes in Fairfield County and the Litchfield Hills will invite visitors in for one-day only during house tours to benefit local organizations. Tours in the towns of Woodbury, Westport and […] [Read More]
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Women in CT face challenges that point to the need for changes to public policies and private employment

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Source: Permanent Commission on the Status of Women The more than 1.8 million women and girls who live in Connecticut are integral to the state’s economic and overall well-being. While women have made substantial progress, they continue to face challenges that point to the need for further changes. As the nation continues to recover from […] [Read More]
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Rally Today for Restaurant Worker Suing Knife-Wielding Boss for Wage Theft and Emotional Abuse

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Source: Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA) and Yale Law School’s Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization Former prep cook Marvin Mendoza filed a federal lawsuit today against Off the Hook Bar and Grill, a seafood restaurant with locations in Stratford and Westbrook. For nearly a year, the restaurants’ owner Andrew Testo stole Mr. Mendoza’s wages, […] [Read More]
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More work needed to improve employment of military veterans

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Source: RAND Corporation Businesses report that U.S. military veterans make excellent employees, but companies still experience challenges locating and hiring them, according to a new RAND Corporation report, [Read More]
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