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Officials: Efforts to reduce racial isolation need overhaul

The state is still falling far short of compliance with a court order to reduce the racial isolation of Hartford’s largely black and Hispanic school population, and advocates say drastic changes will be needed to avoid further legal action. “State officials need to take this court order much more seriously. If they continue down the […]

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Economists say scrapping sales tax breaks could aid the poor and attack the deficit

Ready to pay state sales tax on all clothing purchases? How about on gasoline and heating fuel? While the potential furor over such moves might give legislators nightmares, they could be part of a tax reform effort that both helps Connecticut’s poorest households and reduces the huge state budget deficit, according to the new quarterly […]

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Community colleges provide returns for students, but state subsidies lag

Earning an associates degree from a community college is not only significantly cheaper than earning a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college, but the two-year degree provides almost the same return on investment, University of Connecticut economist say. “It is very clear that for a very limited investment, community colleges return pretty high results,” said […]