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New Report: 50 percent of Danbury Households Struggle to Pay for Basic Needs

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New Report: 50 percent of Danbury Households Struggle to Pay for Basic Needs

By Tribuna Staff

According to the 2018 ALICE Report for Connecticut, 40 percent of households in our state have income that falls below what is needed to pay for basic necessities such as housing, food, child care, health care, technology and transportation. ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) is a United Way acronym to describe hard-working, struggling households…

2018 American Dream Awards Finalists Announced Eight immigrants are in the running for four $2,000 awards

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2018 American Dream Awards Finalists Announced Eight immigrants are in the running for four $2,000 awards

By Emanuela Palmares

There are those among us in our immigrant community who have overcome great challenges to provide for their families, yet they persevere. There are those among us who are students, immigrants or the children of immigrant parents, who juggle their studies, help at home with translation and hold down a job, all while still in…

September is Attendance Awareness Month

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

Students who attend school on a consistent basis have better grades, become academically proficient and are on a trajectory to high school graduation. One would think that consistent attendance is the norm for most students; however, this is not the case. Though Danbury Public Schools has one of the lowest chronic absenteeism rates in the…