Voices from the Capitol


CT’s minimum wage hike has many poor families heading toward a ‘benefits cliff’

March 12, 2021 •

Connecticut families that rely chiefly on minimum-wage jobs could effectively lose more than half of the pay hikes they will receive by mid-2023 due to the potential loss of state benefits, according to a new report from Connecticut Voices for Children. The New Haven-based policy think-tank is als...

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Can daycares stay open during the COVID-19 crisis? Connecticut says yes.

March 27, 2020 •

As COVID-19 spread like brushfire through New Haven, Tennille Smalls was faced with a weighty decision: whether or not to keep her daycare open. After all, infants and toddlers touch everything and constantly put toys in their mouths. Most of them don’t yet understand how to sneeze or cough into a...

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Bills address school discipline, faculty diversity, college costs

July 3, 2019 •

Voices' opposition to a bill preventing disaggregation of study data by ethnicity was cited ...

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CT preschool advocates press for better pay, family affordability

July 3, 2019 •

Article cited Voices' testimony on early care legislation ...

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Latino Students In Connecticut Suffer Disproportionate Discipline From School Resource Officers

July 3, 2019 •

News story and interview on Voices' research about school resource officers ...

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More Police In Schools = More Latino Arrests

July 3, 2019 •

Story about Voices' report on higher arrest rates for Latino students at schools with school resource officers ...

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Increase in minority teachers not keeping pace with influx of minority students

December 12, 2018 •

A report about the recruitment of teachers of color that quotes Camara Stokes Hudson, Associate Policy Fellow at Voices.  ...

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Still no state child care rating system, parents left guessing

December 12, 2018 •

An article about early childhood that quotes our 2012 report on quality ratings.  ...

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Analysis: Half of Greenwich is ‘day care desert’

December 12, 2018 •

An article about early care and education that quotes Wendy Simmons, our Director of Education and Equity. ...

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Middletown child advocates working to help families living in ‘day care desert’

October 11, 2018 •

An article about child care slots shortages in Connecticut that quotes Wendy Simmons, Director of Education and Equity. ...

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