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Dürer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings at The Morgan (NYC)

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This fall, The Morgan Library & Museum is hosting an extraordinary exhibition of rarely seen master drawings from the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, one of Europe’s most distinguished drawings collections. On view October 12, 2012– January 6, 2013, Dürer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich marks the first time such a comprehensive and […] [Read More]
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Fantasy and Invention: Rosso Fiorentino and Sixteenth-Century Florentine Drawing at the Morgan through February 3, 2013.

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Rosso Fiorentino (1494–1540) Holy Family with the Young Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1520 The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Photo © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore The emergence of Mannerism in Florentine Renaissance art as exemplified by the brilliant painter Rosso Fiorentino is the subject of a new exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum, […] [Read More]
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Unlocking Academic Potential of Students of Color Key to Future of American Economy

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As students of color and diverse ethnicities rapidly become the leading population of public school systems in numerous states, closing educational achievement gaps and providing a quality education to all students can secure the United State’s future economic prosperity, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education. Noting that two-thirds of the […] [Read More]
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The Right Way To Cut The Deficit (and Save Social Security)

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More Chips For Tax Reform By STEVEN RATTNER …(T)he proper rate for capital gains and dividends(:) It was the absurdly low rate on those forms of income — just 15 percent — that yielded Mitt Romney’s embarrassingly small tax payments. And that’s what also led to Warren E. Buffett’s lament that his tax rate was […] [Read More]
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Keeping high school students in school and preserving school sports…Bridgeport style

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What For 31 years, students at Bridgeport’s Bassick High School have been participating in the high school’s indoor track program. That was until Team Vallas, under the direction of John Fabrizi, recently eliminated the program this fall. When Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas blew into town with his $229,000 salary […] [Read More]
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Where Does Jim Himes Stand? Updated w/ Response

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On tax cuts for the rich, spending cuts and cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid? Let’s look at cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid first: Here’s what he was quoted as saying yesterday: He said he hoped negotiations in the remaining weeks of the lame-duck session could produce agreement on “top line numbers” […] [Read More]
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In Greenwich, Malloy throws “heavy support behind the charter school movement”

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What At last week’s ConnCAN Block Party (it took place in Greenwich – go figure), Governor Malloy “spoke about the dismal graduation rate in urban districts. He told the crowd that on average, four in 10 students never receive a diploma. ”We cannot compete as a state with the other […] [Read More]
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My Recent Miscellaneous Blog Posts

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Hospice Care Research Mayo Clinic Expert Describes Evolving Roles of Hospice and Palliative Care Many people think hospice and palliative care come at the end of life, and while both often play a key role then, palliative care also can provide pain relief, symptom control, emotional comfort and spiritual support as patients recover from serious […] [Read More]
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School Exclusion Policies Stigmatize Arrested Teens and Contribute to Educational Failure,

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“Zero- tolerance” policies that rely heavily on suspensions and expulsions hinder teens who have been arrested from completing high school or pursuing a college degree, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin. In Chicago, 25,000 male adolescents are arrested each year. One quarter of these arrests occurred in school, according […] [Read More]
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Higher taxes on the rich won’t slow the economy because the rich will keep spending anyway. Jim Himes – please take notice

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Robert Reich: …The best way to generate jobs and growth is for the government to spend more, not less. And for taxes to stay low – or become even lower – on the middle class. (Higher taxes on the rich won’t slow the economy because the rich will keep spending anyway. After all, being rich […] [Read More]
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