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Jonathan Kantrowitz

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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Gender-based Wage Gap Still Pervasive; Women of Color Suffer Most

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Source: Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) Connecticut women still lag behind men in all career categories but one. And women of color, and those in urban areas, fare worse than white women in terms of wages and opportunities. This analysis comes from The Status of Women in Connecticut’s Workforce, […] [Read More]
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Updated Restaurants for Sale/Lease Listings

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I have reorganized my very popular Fairfield County Restaurants for Sale/Lease listings to make them much easier to read, and have added quite a few new listings. [Read More]
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Latest Health Research Reports

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Lots of interesting information in my recent Health News Reports Posts: Diet Diets high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts among factors to lower first-time stroke risk Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 20 hours ago *American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guideline* Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and […] [Read More]
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Steve Perry’s plan – Turn Hartford’s Capital Prep into a charter, open charters in Bridgeport and New York

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By Jonathan Pelto from Wait, What This is Part 1 of a series about Steve Perry and his on-going effort to get public officials to help him build a financially lucrative charter school management company with taxpayer funds. When the Hartford Board of Education rejected Steve Perry’s plan to transfer Hartford’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School […] [Read More]
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My New Art and Archaeology Posts

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Genomic data support early contact between Easter Island and Americas Jonathan Kantrowitz at Archaeology News Report – 23 hours ago *IMAGE:* This image shows Botocudos Chief Brasil. Click here for more information. People may have been making their way from Easter Island to the Americas well before the Dutch commander Jakob Roggeveen arrived with his […] [Read More]
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COMMON CORE IS A LEMON

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From Wait, What by Jonathan Pelto (Guest Post by Joseph A. Ricciotti) Governor “Dan” Malloy says it is to late to turn back on the Common Core and its associated unfair, ineffective and expensive Common Core Testing Scheme. In fact, he has repeatedly said he will “stay the course” on his corporate education reform Industry […] [Read More]
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Protect access to Medicaid, which serves low-income families

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Source: American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) convene today in Washington, DC to urge Congress to extend current-law payment parity for primary care and immunization services under Medicaid for at least two years. Absent congressional […] [Read More]
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