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April 24, 2015

OP-ED | Keep Empowering Parents to Show that All Kids Matter

by Gwen Samuel | April 24, 2015 8:44am

Parents, especially low-income and of color, understand more and more the importance of data, so why do away with accountability measures in our schools and federal law?

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April 17, 2015

OP-ED | The Sub-$15-an-hour Tax: A ‘First’ We Don’t Need

by Terry Cowgill | April 17, 2015 5:30am

Connecticut is the land of many firsts. Some are undoubtedly good: first state with a public library; first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state “in her own right;” and the first to create a Freedom of Information Commission.

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April 16, 2015

Lawmakers Hear Success Stories from Turnaround Schools Across Northeast

by Elizabeth Regan | April 16, 2015 3:19pm

ConnCAN Educators from Massachusetts and Pennsylvania joined a Hartford principal Thursday to talk about “turnaround” schools during a forum before the legislature’s Education Committee.

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Fight For $15 Reaches State Capitol

by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo On the day when Americans file their income taxes, fast food workers, nursing home workers, and adjunct professors from Connecticut to California walked off the job to rally for higher pay.

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April 15, 2015

Librarians Call Upon Lawmakers To Restore Funding

by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2015 2:47pm

Christine Stuart photo Librarians are generally a quiet bunch, but they’re making a lot of noise to help restore funding for a program that was ahead of its time.

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April 14, 2015

Domestic Workers Rally For Rights At Capitol

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 2:03pm

Christine Stuart photo They take care of children and the elderly and are trusted to clean homes, but domestic workers are not protected by Connecticut labor laws most of us take for granted.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | DeLauro Backs Anti-Discrimination Bill

by Jordan Fenster | April 14, 2015 9:00am

On Monday, U.S. Rep. André Carson, D-Indiana, announced via Twitter his intention to introduce a resolution expressing Congress’ unambiguous feelings about discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Connecticut’s U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, immediately retweeted him.

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April 9, 2015

Labor Advocates Back Bill To Fine Large Employers Paying Less Than $15 An Hour

by Christine Stuart | April 9, 2015 4:00pm

Christine Stuart photo A Hartford daycare was the backdrop Thursday for a press conference on a union-backed bill that would fine large employers who pay their employees less than $15 an hour.

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April 4, 2015

Malloy Reverses Travel Ban

by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2015 2:12pm

Christine Stuart file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Saturday that he would lift the state-funded travel ban to Indiana following passage of an amendment to that state’s religious freedom act.

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April 2, 2015

OP-ED | Change Both Quiet and Sudden: Dan Malloy, Indiana, and the Politics of Boycotting

by Susan Bigelow | April 2, 2015 10:00pm

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A year or two ago my wife and I traveled to northeast Pennsylvania to visit my parents and family. When we crossed the Delaware River on I-84 we turned to one another and said, “Well, guess we’re not married anymore!”

And we laughed, since crossing a border into a non marriage-equality state didn’t really invalidate our marriage, but still somewhere deep in the pit of my stomach a tiny ball of worry formed.

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