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CT Grandmother, Wife of Vietnam Veteran, Fights to Return Home

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Today Paula Milardo of Middletown, CT, who was deported to Sicily in 2011, filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus so that she might return home to her husband, their three children, and their six grandchildren. Mrs. Milardo immigrated to the United States as a child and raised a family in Connecticut with […] [Read More]
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Six key bills that would significantly improve the lives of women in Connecticut advance

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Source: Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) The General Assembly supported legislation aimed at improving campus safety, evidence collection in cases of rape, workplace sexual harassment protection for interns, support for female veterans, anti-trafficking laws, and prevention of so-called “revenge porn.” Late last night (Tuesday, May 19), the Senate passed S.B. 636: An […] [Read More]
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A Children’s To-Do List for CT Lawmakers: Critical bills still not voted on

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Source: Center for Children’s Advocacy The legislative session, like the school year, is coming to a close. But many critical measures to keep Connecticut children safe and help them achieve have still not been acted upon by the General Assembly. We encourage you to cover these important issues. Staff attorneys from the Center for Children’s […] [Read More]
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My Latest Education Research Reports

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All articles available at Education Research Report Bullying: What we know based on 40 years of research Jonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report – 1 day ago A special issue of* American Psychologist *provides a comprehensive review of over 40 years of research on bullying among school age youth, documenting the current understanding of the […] [Read More]
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My Latest Art Posts

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Russian Modernism: Cross-Currents of German and Russian Art, 1907-1917 Jonathan Kantrowitz at Art History News – 6 minutes ago *Neue Galerie May 14-August 31, 2015* This exhibition is dedicated to modernist movements in German and Russian art at the beginning of the 20th century. Their development was parallel and often intersected. This is the first […] [Read More]
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TWO YEARS AFTER BRIDGEPORT DERAILMENT: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?

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The following statement is from Jim Cameron, for 20+ years an advocate for Connecticut rail commuters on Metro-North. Cameron served 19 years on the CT Metro-North Commuter Council, four as its Chairman. In 2014 he created a new, independent body, the Commuter Action Group. “This Sunday, May 17th, marks the second anniversary of the derailment […] [Read More]
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A comprehensive approach for the ultra-poor, the approximately 1 billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day, boosted livelihoods, income, and health

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Source: INNOVATIONS FOR POVERTY ACTION A new six-country study shows a comprehensive approach for the ultra-poor, the approximately one billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day, boosted livelihoods, income, and health. Published in Science, the research tested the effectiveness of an approach known as the “Graduation model” in six countries by following […] [Read More]
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Fracking may affect air quality and human health

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Source: OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY eople living or working near active natural gas wells may be exposed to certain pollutants at higher levels than the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for lifetime exposure, according to scientists from Oregon State University and the University of Cincinnati. The researchers found that hydraulic fracturing – a technique for releasing […] [Read More]
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