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The other ‘1 percent’

Protests nationwide have been shining a spotlight on America’s wealthiest 1 percent, but state veterans’ affairs officials say a different 1 percent — the population of Americans who have been serving in Iraq and Afghanistan — are the ones who need the attention. President Obama’s June announcement that he is withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan […]

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Embracing native language at Stamford school catches Ed Chief’s eye

Stamford — With one of every four students at Rogers Elementary School speaking limited English, and their test results showing they are far behind their peers, school officials knew it was time for a new approach. They decided to embrace the foreign language many of their students were speaking and infuse it into the curriculum. […]

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Connecticut’s Faithful Take On Politics

Bridgeport — Pam Stewart of Bridgeport’s Mount Aery Baptist Church took the stage, facing a crowd of about 1,500. “I’m going to talk to you about predatory lending,” she said, Wednesday night, leaning into the microphone. “I contacted my bank in October — just to get information about loan re-modification. By March, they had hiked […]