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Jonathan Kantrowitz

16.9 million Americans gained health coverage under Affordable Care Act

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SOURCE: RAND CORPORATION Insurance coverage has increased across all types of insurance since the major provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act took effect, with a total of 16.9 million people becoming newly enrolled through February 2015, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Researchers estimate that from September 2013 to February 2015, 22.8 million […] [Read More]
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What is the story with the disastrous Foundations of Reading Survey?

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by Jonathan Pelto from Wait, What If you are a K-3 teacher who has taken Connecticut’s new Foundations of Reading test you know something has gone very wrong. The new Foundations of Reading test is made up of 85 multiple choice questions addressing “3 subareas and 9 objectives.” The Connecticut State Department of Education writes […] [Read More]
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Childhood Medicaid Coverage Improves Earnings, Health

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Source: Linda Gorman, National Bureau of Economic Research Two studies use variation in Medicaid eligibility across birth cohorts and states to estimate the program’s long-run effects on participants. Medicaid today covers more Americans than any other public health insurance program. Introduced in 1965, its coverage was expanded substantially, particularly to low-income children, during the 1980s […] [Read More]
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Leighton’s Flaming June: Frick Collection NYC June 9 through September 6, 2015

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Sources: Frick Collection, Sotheby’s Born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1830, Frederic Leighton was one of the most renowned artists of the Victorian era. He was a painter and sculptor, as well as a formidable presence in the art establishment, serving as a longtime president of the Royal Academy, and he forg ed an unusual path […] [Read More]
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Clean air and health benefits of clean power plan hinge on key policy decisions

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SOURCE: SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY NEWS SERVICES States will gain large, widespread, and nearly immediate health benefits if EPA sets strong standards in the final Clean Power Plan, according to the first independent, peer-reviewed paper of its kind, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change. The researchers analyzed three options for power plant carbon standards. The […] [Read More]
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Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann, at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich

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Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann, the first ever exhibition to focus on the artist’s varied and under-appreciated public mural projects, opened at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich CT on May 2 and continues through September 6, 2015. The show will then travel to The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International […] [Read More]
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Juniors at Bridgeport’s Fairchild Wheeler High School face outrageous abuse for opting out of SBAC.

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by Jonathan Pelto from Wait, What Update: Breaking news out of Bridgeport is that Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz has intervened and juniors at Bridgeport’ts Fairchild Wheeler High School WILL NOT BE PUNISHED FOR OPTING OUT OF THE COMMON CORE TEST. Bridgeport’s Fairchild Wheeler High School is a made up of a series of interdistrict science magnet […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research Reports

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Health Benefits of Vitamin D and Sunlight – Cancer Benefits Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 13 minutes ago *Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer by boosting the immune system* A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators demonstrates that vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up the immune […] [Read More]
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