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Counselors Not Cops

Within the past year and a half, Connecticut Voices for Children has examined the factors that contribute to students facing punishment, exclusionary discipline, and arrest in school and the efficacy and prevalence of  School Resource Officers (SROs) in Connecticut. Through our research we’ve dis...

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We Have A Choice.

June 2, 2020 • Emerging Issues

Translación en español le sigue. Dear Voices Community – Connecticut Voices for Children stands in solidarity with the Black community. We are outraged by the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. However, we are not surprised by these senseless deaths because state sanc...

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Supporting Children At Home – Part 2

Translación en español le sigue. The 21st century is an era of increased economic interdependence, unpredictability, variability, and dynamic change. Advancing technology plays a critical role in globalization and the shifting educational paradigms in which online learning has become necessary to ...

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Q & A Blog Series: Childcare & K-12 Education

March 27, 2020 • Early Care, Education, Emerging Issues

Translación en español le sigue. In just a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on the lives of all Connecticut’s families and children.  A virus with no vaccine, no treatment, and no prior human exposures to enable us to develop some individual and herd immunity, it sweeps...

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Q & A Blog Series: Family Economic Security & More

Translación en español le sigue. In just a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on the lives of all Connecticut’s families and children.  A virus with no vaccine, no treatment, and no prior human exposures to enable us to develop some individual and herd immunity, it sweeps...

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Q & A Blog Series: Health & Health Care

March 27, 2020 • Emerging Issues, Health

Translación en español le sigue. In just a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on the lives of all Connecticut’s families and children.  A virus with no vaccine, no treatment, and no prior human exposures to enable us to develop some individual and herd immunity, it sweeps...

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Supporting Children At Home – Part 1

March 24, 2020 • Early Care, Education, Emerging Issues

The 21st century is an era of increased economic interdependence, unpredictability, variability, and dynamic change.  Advancing technology plays a critical role in globalization and the shifting educational paradigms in which online learning has become necessary to career and post-secondary success...

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Q & A Blog Series: Paid Leave and Unemployment Insurance

March 21, 2020 • Emerging Issues

Translación en español le sigue. Increasing numbers of Connecticut families are being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses have been ordered to temporarily close or limit their hours to help curtail virus spread. Some workers have grown ill themselves, must care for family members wh...

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Connecticut Strong

March 20, 2020 • Emerging Issues

Translación en español le sigue. “We’re all in this together.” It’s a phrase that’s often used in difficult times.  It provides hope when we’re feeling scared and alone, gives us collective direction toward a single mission, and strengthens our social fabric around what’s right and ...

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Guest Post: Census 2020 – Connecticut’s avoidable fiscal problem

This op-ed was first published in the Connecticut Mirror. Connecticut is at risk of missing out on billions of dollars of federal revenue it should rightfully receive.  The reason: many state residents will needlessly be undercounted in the upcoming Census. Why is Connecticut poised for an undercou...

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