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Who will graduate high school? Major disparities in Connecticut’s schools.

For an idea of the achievement gap Connecticut students face, one needs to look no further than the graduation rates of the state’s different student populations. With 83 percent of Connecticut students graduating on time in four years, the state is tied for 12th place among the 50 states, according to new preliminary data released […]

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As enrollment falls, Charter Oak health plan premiums rise

Because she’s self-employed, Donna Faulknor spent years buying her own health insurance. She figures she’s paid more for coverage than her mortgage. But when the premiums hit four figures for a plan with a $10,000 deductible, she and her husband joined the ranks of Connecticut’s uninsured. Eventually, they turned to the state’s Charter Oak Health […]

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FEMA to Connecticut: We’re going to be here for a while

Nearly a month after Superstorm Sandy hit the region, thousands of Connecticut residents are still in need of help, federal and state officials said Tuesday. Speaking at a federally designated Disaster Recovery Center in downtown Bridgeport, FEMA administrator Craig Fugate promised, “We will not stop until everyone’s life is back to normal.” More than 300 […]