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A Model for High-Quality, Equitable Distance Learning

July 17, 2020 • Education, Emerging Issues

These are unprecedented times, and COVID-19 has changed the way we live, perhaps for the long while. Given the state’s good progress in controlling the coronavirus, the mandate from the Connecticut State Department of Education is to safely reopen school buildings in the fall (for the 2020-202...


Guest Post: Federal Update, January 2018 – the Challenge Ahead

This article is a guest post by Deborah Stein, the Network Director of the Partnership for America's Children. It provides some much-needed context to the challenges Congress faces up until the end of the year, and how they can impact ...


A Balanced Approach to Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth

January 26, 2018 • Budget and Tax

On Wednesday, January 24th, Ellen Shemitz, Executive Director at Connecticut Voices for Children, testified in front of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Gro...


Between People and Places: Reducing Upheaval for Children Moving Around in Connecticut Foster Care

January 17, 2018 • Child Welfare

The video of our 7th annual Youth at the Capitol Forum is now online. The event featured youth experts, social workers, and policymakers discussing ways to ensure smoother placement changes – transitions for foster children and youth between foster homes, group homes, and other residential ...


The State Economy, the State Budget and the State of Our Children

January 17, 2018 • Budget and Tax

The budget passed by the General Assembly in October was much more than a budget document. In addition to severe cuts, the General Assembly also imposed sweeping changes to the state's constitutional spending cap along with several new budget restrictions. These rules, together, could dramati...


E-Notes: A Time to Give

In today’s email: A Time to Give Budget: yet another deficit The Budget deal: a dangerous spending cap Federal update: a very ...


House Tax Bill’s Child Tax Credit Increase Excludes 68,000 Children in Low-Income Working Families

November 13, 2017 • Budget and Tax

House leaders highlight an increase in the maximum value of the federal Child T...


Office of Early Childhood Announces Care 4 Kids Program Will Reopen To Provide Crucial Child Care Subsidies to Thousands of Families

November 9, 2017 • Early Care

The Care 4 Kids program, a cornerstone of Connecticut’s early care and education system, will...


Voices from the Capitol (XXXVIII): Do We Have a Deal?

October 20, 2017 • Budget and Tax, Health

In today’s email: Budget updates: a tentative budget agreement Action alert: protect the EITC Budget updates: next steps CT Voices update: ...


Action Alert – Spending Cap Puts Key Programs at Risk

October 11, 2017 • Budget and Tax

The spending cap has become a central issue in ...


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