As of this week, consumers can get a generic version of Lipitor, the best-selling drug developed by Pfizer. Heralding this fact, in the mainstream press as well as in the business press, are the kinds of praises and exultations one usually hears only on Oscar night. Forbes.com’s Avik Roy, in his blog (The Apothecary) […]
The U.S. Education Department reports almost half of the nation’s high-poverty schools receive less state and local aid than other schools in their district and spend less per student on instructional staff. Find out which districts in Connecticut have similar disparities here.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]