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Fast food may expose consumers to harmful chemicals called phthalates

Source: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MILKEN INSTITUTE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH People who reported consuming more fast food in a national survey were exposed to higher levels of potentially harmful
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Latest Education Research Reports Part I

The Advantages of Combining Internal “Consumer Ratings” With External NCLB Ratings Jonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report – 13 hours ago The school quality assessment process under No Child
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Increasing Access to School Meals

Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities In the 2015–2016 school year, its second year of nationwide availability, more than 18,000 high-poverty schools, in nearly 3,000 school districts across
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Arbitrary Austerity Harms Future Prosperity: Framing Connecticut’s Long-Term Challenges and Opportunities

Source: Connecticut Voices for Children by Derek Thomas, M.P.A., and Jesse Marks, Yale Law School Legislative Advocacy Clinic April 2016 Complete report with charts and links to data With a $900
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Where does the Connecticut state budget crisis come from? (I)

by Roger Senserrich Roger Senserrich is the Policy Director at the Connecticut Association for Human Services Connecticut has been in a fiscal crisis pretty much non-stop for the past eight years. It
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Latest Health Research

Diet More dietary calcium may lower risk of cardiovascular disease- 21 hours ago In older people, higher dietary calcium intake may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, but not of stroke and
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Public investments in early childhood care and education would have far-reaching benefits

Source: Economic Policy Institute In It’s time for an ambitious national investment in America’s children, Economic Policy Institute (EPI) researchers outline the benefits of a large public investment
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Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT and Legislators Champion Flame Retardants Ban

Source: Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT Committee on Children Co-Chairs, Representative Diana Urban (D-Stonington) and Senator Danté Bartolomeo (D-Meriden) held a press conference today in support
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