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Blumenthal part of new group to boost fuel cells

Lawmakers love to establish caucuses with colleagues who share their passions and there are dozens of caucuses  in Congress. They promote everything from bicycles to minor league baseball. The newest caucus is the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Caucus, formed this week by strange bedfellows — Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Lindsay Graham of South […]

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DCF report card: rate of timely adoptions and family reunifications lowest in years

Eighteen months after new management took over the troubled Department of Children and Families, a report issued Thursday by a federal monitor says the agency still has a long ways to go before he’s convinced that abused and neglected children are in good hands with the state. When DCF removes children from their homes, it is […]

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Achievement gaps linger between students from low-income families and their peers

The results are in on how nearly 300,000 public school students did on standardized tests this spring — and the big achievement gap between students from low-income families and their more affluent peers remains largely unchanged since last year. “Significant gaps in achievement continue between economically disadvantaged students and their peers,” Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor […]