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Reducing school bus pollution will improve children’s health

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Source: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses 25 million children ride every day could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a study by the University of Michigan and the University of Washington. In research believed to be the first […] [Read More]
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Toxic Phthalates Widespread in Vinyl Flooring Sold by Top Retailers

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Source: Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut A new study has found that most vinyl flooring researchers tested contained toxic phthalates, a number of which chemicals that have been banned in children’s products since 2008. The flooring samples tested were purchased from major home improvement retailers including Lowe’s and Lumber Liquidators. Researchers found that, […] [Read More]
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CT Teacher Unions rally in support of weird “Creativity indicator” score for each CT student

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by Jonathan Pelto from Wait, What? The Connecticut Education Association (CEA) and the American Federation of Teachers – Connecticut Chapter (AFT-CT) have scheduled a rally on Tuesday, May 12th at 5:00 p.m. at the State Capitol in Hartford — but unfortunately their effort IS NOT related to stepping forward to support Connecticut’s growing SBAC opt-out […] [Read More]
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Common Cause in Connecticut welcomes Author of Corporations are not People, to New Haven

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Source: Common Cause in Connecticut Jeff Clements, co-founder and chair of the board for Free Speech for People, a national non-partisan campaign to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. FEC, challenge excessive corporate power, and strengthen American democracy, will join Common Cause in Connecticut to speak to members, students, and interested members […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research Reports

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Health Benefits of Dairy Foods: Miscellaneous Benefits Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 15 hours ago *Regardless of Diet, Study Participants Who Consumed the Most Milk Lost the Most Weight* A new weight loss study conducted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveals that dieters who consumed milk or milk products lost […] [Read More]
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My Latest Education Research Reports

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E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year Jonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report – 46 seconds ago Current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug […] [Read More]
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UCLA Report Finds Connecticut’s Schools Growing More Integrated; Programs are a “Lighthouse for the Region”

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Source: Civil Rights Project at UCLA For the first time in its ten recent studies of public school segregation in East Coast states, the Civil Rights Project has released a new report documenting significant progress toward integrated education. In the state of Connecticut there has been clear progress, according to the new study’s findings. Since […] [Read More]
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Yes we are failing our children…especially here in Connecticut

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by Jonathan Pelto from Wait, What According to recent economic data, the nation’s wealth grew by 60 percent over the past six years. That translates into about $30 trillion of additional wealth, with the overwhelming majority of that money going to the country’s super rich. During the same period, the number of homeless children grew […] [Read More]
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