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The majority of the United States’ poor are employed at low-paying jobs, struggling to support themselves and a family

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Source: Brigham Young University The majority of the United States’ poor aren’t sitting on street corners. They’re employed at low-paying jobs, struggling to support themselves and a family. In the past, differing definitions of employment and poverty prevented researchers from agreeing on who and how many constitute the “working poor.” But a new study by […] [Read More]
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Latest Education Research Reports

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Ninth Graders High School Completion Status Jonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report – 2 hours ago This First Look introduces new data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, collected in 2013 when most sample members were recent high school graduates, and in 2014 from the high school transcripts of students who were freshmen […] [Read More]
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Unauthorized immigrants generated surplus contributions to the Medicare Trust Fund of $35.1 billion

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Source: PHYSICIANS FOR A NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM Unauthorized immigrants pay billions more into Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund each year than they withdraw in health benefits, according to research from Harvard Medical School, the Institute for Community Health and the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College. The study appeared […] [Read More]
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My Latest Art History Posts

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Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection: Cézanne , Degas, van Gogh, Soutine and Modigliani Jonathan Kantrowitz at Art History News – 3 days ago * Venues* Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, Oxford, England (March 13 – June 22, 2014), Musée Granet, Aix – e n […] [Read More]
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Restaurant Listings Updated

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I have updated my comprehensive restaurant directories, with links, prefect for bookmarking: Brideport Restaurants Fairfield Restaurants Westport Restaurants and my very popular Fairfield County Restaurants for Sale/Lease [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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I eat a handful of nuts and 20 grams of dark chocolate almost daily. Research reports released this week confirm that these are wise practices: Eating chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 1 hour ago Eating up to 100 g of chocolate every day […] [Read More]
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Adamowski’s “achievements” in Hartford revealed as illusions

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h/t Jon Pelto, Wait What The Norwalk Board of Education has extolled Adamowski’s achievements in Hartford: Dr. Adamowski served as Superintendent of Hartford’s system of schools for five years before assuming his Special Master duties. During this time, the performance of Hartford students on Connecticut State Assessments, once the lowest in Connecticut, rose by record […] [Read More]
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Why would Norwalk hire a key witness against fair school funding for Norwalk?

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By Jon Pelto from Wait, What There are many questions about why the Norwalk Board of Education would hire the extremely controversial and combative Steven Adamowski to be the community’s next superintendent of schools. Adamowski has left a trail of destruction behind him. One need only ask parents, teachers, school administrators and taxpayers in Windham, […] [Read More]
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