Education

School Arrests, Expulsions Decline But Racial Disparities In Discipline Exist

February 12, 2015
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School Arrests, Expulsions Decline But Racial Disparities In Discipline Exist

By: Cara Rosner The number of students suspended or expelled from schools has declined, as have in-school arrests, but minority students face disciplinary action more often than their white peers, according to a report released today by Connecticut Voices for Children. Between 2008 and 2013, in-school arrests dropped 34.8 percent statewide while expulsions declined...

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Report Raises ‘Significant Concern’ With Use Of Restraints, Seclusion In Ct Schools

February 12, 2015
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Report Raises ‘Significant Concern’ With Use Of Restraints, Seclusion In Ct Schools

By: Lisa Chedekel A 4-year-old boy identified with a developmental delay was physically restrained by school staff after he “threw (puzzle) pieces on the floor and across the room” while playing with a puzzle on a classroom rug. An elementary school student was put into seclusion after “swinging her coat at staff.” These are...

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Fed Report: Distressed Privare Student Loan Borrowers Driven Into Default

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Student Loan Ombudsman released a report highlighting complaints by struggling private student loan borrowers who describe being driven into default. Distressed borrowers report that they receive very little information or help when they get in trouble, that there are no affordable loan modification options available, and that...

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C-HIT, Yale Breast Center Team Up For Unique Forum, Oct. 21

October 7, 2014
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C-HIT, Yale Breast Center Team Up For Unique Forum, Oct. 21

US Rep. Rosa DeLauro and leading breast cancer experts from The Breast Center-Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and the Hospital of Central Connecticut will be the featured panelists at a unique community forum organized by the Connecticut Health I-Team (www.c-hit.org), a non-profit news service that provides in-depth coverage of health care issues. The...

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