Hartford school officials refused Monday to end an advertising campaign that has spurred protests from civil rights groups who contend it undermines a key strategy for desegregating the city's schools.
A coalition of groups supporting a court order in the Sheff vs. O'Neill desegregation case asked the school system to cease a campaign that discourages parents from applying to suburban schools or magnet schools that are fundamental elements of the desegregation plan.
Last week, we reported that an advertising campaign by the Hartford Public Schools upset state education officials. Now, as WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, plaintiffs a landmark school desegregation case say the "Choose Hartford" ad strategy could land everybody back in court.
In the CPTV original documentary, The 60s in Connecticut, producers spent over a hundred hours interviewing subjects for the film. Since the documentary can only include small portions of each interview, we are making the full interviews available online. The 60s in Connecticut will air May 9, at 9:30 PM on CPTV.
Alice Williams, a social worker, wife, mother, discusses moving to Connecticut in the 60’s and awakening to feminist issues. This interview with Ms. Williams took place in late 2010.
A regional agreement between ten states calls for reducing carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. This week the non-profit group, Environment Northeast, released its annual report analyzing how greenhouse gas emissions have changed in the region.
Next time Officer Carlos Colon pulls you over for running a stop sign or talking on your cellphone, be especially polite: You may be on video.
For the last month Colon (pictured) by day and Officer Craig Miller by night have been piloting an in-car camera recording system called the Arbitrator 360 in one patrol car cruising Fair Haven. During that time they made about 70 stops and the system worked well, recording all the action in word and deed occurring within a 180 degree arc around the cruiser at each stop.
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro was in her kitchen Sunday night when she got the word that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces. She cried, remembering the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and all the families that have sacrificed since then.
“Today is really a day of justice,” DeLauro, a New Haven Democrat, told an audience of senior citizens Monday morning at Tower One/Tower East. She was there to talk about Medicare, but opened her remarks with a few words about the bin Laden news, which had the room abuzz.
A bill that would raise the starting age for kindergarten has passed out of the Appropriations Committee. Critics are concerned that it does not provide an alternative for kids whose families cant afford an extra year of preschool.
The idea is to require children entering kindergarten to be five years old by October 1st. This new law would take effect in 2015, and supporters say it would improve teaching and learning because right now, the age range in kindergarten is too wide.
Try this one: Who wrote a provision in the newly revised budget that shifts control over the public financing of campaigns from the non-partisan State Elections Enforcement Commission to a partisan elected official, the secretary of the state?
Not us, says the governor's staff. Or us, says the secretary of the state's office. Or us, say the leaders of the House and Senate, the committee that approved the budget, and the panel responsible for elections law.