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2019 Legislative Session Review

Publication Date: July 18th, 2019 • Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Lauren Ruth, Ph.D., Karen Siegel, M.P.H., Ellen Scalettar, J.D., Susana Barragan, & Jessica Nelson

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While the status quo state budget plan approved by policymakers did not offer many bold new investments in children and families, other policy changes approved during this year’s legislative

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Impact of the Final FY 2020-2021 Budget on Children and Families

Publication Date: July 2nd, 2019 • Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Ellen Scalettar, J.D.; Lauren Ruth, Ph.D.; Karen Siegel, M.P.H; Sharon Langer, J.D.

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The state’s final biennial budget for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 could be characterized as a status quo budget.

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Connecticut’s Early Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers in Crisis

Publication Date: June 6th, 2019 • Education
Authors: Wendy Waithe Simmons, Ph.D.

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Connecticut families need and deserve a strong and reliable early care and education system.

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Impact of the FY 2020-2021 Appropriations and Finance Committee Budget and Revenue Proposals on Children and Families

Publication Date: May 3rd, 2019 • Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Jamie Mills, J.D., Lauren Ruth, Ph.D., Karen Siegel, M.P.H., Wendy Waithe Simmons, Ph.D., Camara Stokes Hudson, Jessica Nelson, and Sharon Langer, J.D.

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While the state budget proposals by the General Assembly protect many programs that serve children and families from budget cuts, rigid and counterproductive budget rules are starving schools, infr

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Policing Connecticut’s Hallways: The Prevalence and Impact of School Resource Officers in Connecticut

Publication Date: April 17th, 2019 • Education, Rights & Justice
Authors: Camara Stokes Hudson, Lauren Ruth, Ph.D., and Wendy Waithe Simmons, Ph.D.

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While the presence of police officers in Connecticut schools does not appear to contribute to a safer school climate or improved academic outcomes, it may contribute to more Latino students being a

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Building an Early Child Care and Education System as a Strategy for Workforce Development in Connecticut: A Case for Employer Support

Publication Date: • Education
Authors: Wendy Waithe Simmons, Ph.D.

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When children have access to high-quality care and education, there are benefits to the child, the child’s family, and community as a whole.

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Race Matters: Protecting Access to Student Data on Race and Ethnicity in Connecticut

Publication Date: April 8th, 2019 • Education, Rights & Justice
Authors: Camara Stokes Hudson

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Every child in the state deserves a high-quality education that allows them to pursue their dreams and goals.

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Care 4 Kids Primer

Publication Date: March 21st, 2019 • Education
Authors: Jessica Nelson and Wendy Waithe Simmons, Ph.D.

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Care 4 Kids, the state’s child care subsidy program, provides critical assistance to eligible families who demonstrate the need for care but may struggle to afford to pay for child care.

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Impact of the Governor’s FY 2020-2021 Budget on Children and Families

Publication Date: March 12th, 2019 • Education, Fiscal & Economics, Health & Housing, Rights & Justice
Authors: Rachel Silbermann. Ph.D., Jamie Mills, J.D., Lauren Ruth, Ph.D., Karen Siegel, M.P.H., Wendy Waithe Simmons, Ph.D., Camara Stokes Hudson, Jessica Nelson, and Sharon Langer, J.D.

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Connecticut’s long-term fiscal health and economic growth depend on policies that improve equity and support our most vulnerable families and children.

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Data Walks: Community-Engaged Advocacy

Publication Date: September 20th, 2018 • Education
Authors: Camara Stokes-Hudson

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Policy research and advocacy groups increasingly recognize the value of authentic engagement and relationship building with the communities for which they advocate.

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