Op-Ed

It’s Open Enrollment Time: 5 Tips for Selecting the Right Health Benefits

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It’s Open Enrollment Time: 5 Tips for Selecting the Right Health Benefits

By Neal Galinko

Fall signals the start of many annual traditions – a new school year, football season and holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving. Fall is also the season for another important annual tradition: open enrollment, when many people have an opportunity to select or change their health benefits for the following year. With the vast majority…

OP-ED: ‘Connecticut Needs a School Finance System That Makes Sense’

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OP-ED: ‘Connecticut Needs a School Finance System That Makes Sense’

By Katie Roy

In his decision on September 7 in Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) v. Rell, Connecticut Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher made a lengthy, wide-ranging ruling on education and equity in our state. At the heart of Judge Moukawsher’s historic ruling is the affirmation of what educators, parents, students and community leaders have been saying…

Connecticut Needs a New Way to Identify Low-Income Students

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Connecticut Needs a New Way to Identify Low-Income Students

By Katie Roy

Across Connecticut, children’s access to opportunities plays a pivotal role in their success in school. Unfortunately, children who live in low-income households often have reduced access to opportunities, and often they need additional support in school to ensure they have an equal shot at success. From unstable housing and food insecurity to limited language exposure and parents working multiple…

Making Americans, Making America

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Making Americans, Making America

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Many years ago, after I had become a four-star general and, then, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Times of London wrote an article observing that if my parents had sailed to England rather than New York, “the most they could have dreamed of for their son in the military was to become…

“Out of the Shadows and Into the Streets!”

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“Out of the Shadows and Into the Streets!”

By Camila Bortoletto

I’ve watched protests where immigrant leaders and allies commit acts of civil disobedience with increasing frequency over the past few years in the immigrant rights movement. More immigrant leaders and allies are risking arrest and committing acts of civil disobedience, such as blocking traffic, staging sit-ins and disrupting. I have always admired the brave leaders…