Tag: Education

Book Blasts Corporate Cash Influence at Universities

‘How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education’  New book outlines how rich donors have become more assertive about how their money should be used and explores the costs to higher ed. –By Marjorie Valbrun November 2, 2018 A new book about Nike…

Connecticut Cuts the Future – How to Kill an Economy

Unkept Promises: State Cuts to Higher Education Threaten Access and Equity   OCTOBER 4, 2018- BY- MICHAEL MITCHELL —MICHAEL LEACHMAN— KATHLEEN MASTERSON — SAMANTHA WAXMAN A decade since the Great Recession hit, state spending on public colleges and universities remains well below historical levels. Overall state funding…

New Study – Invest in kids = BIG REWARDS

The Effects of Universal Preschool in Washington, D.C. Children’s Learning and Mothers’ Earnings By Rasheed Malik Posted on September 26, 2018, Center for American Progress Getty/Amanda Voisard A 3-year-old stands with her aunt during her first day of prekindergarten, August 2011, in Landover,…

Short Sighted Republican Higher Education Cuts

UConn pushing hard to avoid GOP budget cuts  PHOTO | PETER MORENUS, UCONN –PATRICIA DADDONA – Hartford Business Journal – As UConn and Republican leaders do battle over what the university has called “unprecedented” proposed GOP budget cuts to the university,…

Hello CT — Look What Rhode Island Did! – Free Community College

Rhode Island just made community college free by Katie Lobosco  — August 4, 2017– Money.cnn.com — Rhode Island just became the fourth state in the nation to make community college free, following examples in New York, Oregon and Tennessee. The Promise Scholarship will cover…

Don’t Dismantle Office of Early Childhood Education

Office of Early Childhood merger takes us back, not forward JULY 17, 2017 — CT Mirror ViewPoint –By Merrill Gay — CT Early Childhood Alliance –Executive Director– It is troubling that several of the budget proposals floating around the State Capitol call for…