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July 13, 2018

OP-ED | ‘Most Republicans Won’t Believe This’ and Other Media-Literacy Challenges

by Barth Keck | Jul 13, 2018 4:15am
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Education | Immigration | Media Matters | Opinion | White House

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If you’re a Republican, you probably think this op-ed is “fake news.” Indeed, a full 92 percent of Republicans believe that news sources “report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading” either “a lot or sometimes,” according to a recent Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

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July 5, 2018

Yale Law Sues Federal Government On Behalf of Immigrant Children

by Christine Stuart & Allan Appel | Jul 5, 2018 6:26pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | White House | Groton

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NEW HAVEN, CT —(Updated 3:30 p.m. July 6) A 9-year-old boy from Honduras and a 14-year-old girl from El Salvador are suing the federal government after being separated from their parents at the U.S. border and then transported Connecticut.

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June 29, 2018

Second GOP Immigration Bill Fails in House

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration | White House

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Despite a last minute entreaty from President Trump, a Republican-crafted immigration bill was overwhelmingly rejected this week in the House, 301-121, leaving little hope that Congress will address the issue ahead of the November mid-term elections.

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June 28, 2018

Study: Child Care Wages At Crisis Point

by Jack Kramer | Jun 28, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | The Economy | Education | Jobs | Labor

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Connecticut, along with the rest of the nation, has much work to do if it wants to increase the pay of its early childhood workforce.

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June 26, 2018

Republicans In 5th CD Agree On Immigration, Jobs

by John F. Silver | Jun 26, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Immigration | Jobs | Torrington

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TORRINGTON, CT — With the August 14 primary approaching, the biggest hurdle for each of the three Republican candidates in the 5th Congressional District is to get their message out.

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June 22, 2018

Connecticut’s Neighbor Is On The Verge of Paid Family Medical Leave

by Christine Stuart | Jun 22, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Business | Child Welfare | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

HARTFORD, CT — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, has signaled he’s open to signing legislation that would create a 12-week paid family leave and 20-week paid medical leave program.

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OP-ED | Heartless Assault on Immigrants Must Stop

by Sheila Cohen | Jun 22, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Education | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Education Opinion

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We’ve all seen the heartbreaking scenes of parents being arrested along our country’s southern border as their sobbing and traumatized children are stripped from their mothers’ protective arms and taken away by border patrol agents. These children were sent to detention facilities that look like prisons, complete with chain-link fencing and locked gates.

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CT Lawmakers Head to Border After Immigration Bill Fails

by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Ethics | Immigration | Poverty | White House

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Several Connecticut lawmakers say they will visit the Texas-Mexico border this week as debate over immigration policy heated up on Capitol Hill.

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June 20, 2018

Trump Reverses Course on Child Separation

by Peter Urban | Jun 20, 2018 5:19pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration | White House

Paul Bass / New Haven Independent

WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to end his administration’s controversial policy that separated children from parents of foreigners arrested at the border without proper documentation.

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June 15, 2018

OP-ED | Homeschooling In CT: As Usual, It Takes A Tragedy To Make Change

by Terry Cowgill | Jun 15, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Education | Opinion | Education Opinion

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It’s a phenomenon like few others I can think of. Let’s say you know someone who opened a school and staffed it with “teachers” who may or may not know much about their subjects and offer few opportunities for the students to interact with one another. And let’s say the teachers aren’t required to report student attendance and the place isn’t even evaluated regularly to make sure a proper learning environment is maintained.

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