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The Connecticut Mirror

Kelan Lyons

10 February 2020

Connecticut, United States

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Since 2007, Connecticut has taken major steps in juvenile justice reform – namely, the ages that youth are arrested or charged as adults. By moving 16 and 17 year olds out of the adult system and into the juvenile jus...

The Connecticut Mirror

Kelan Lyons

24 January 2020

Suffield, Connecticut, United States

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At Connecticut’s MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution, people experiencing incarceration have the opportunity to participate in postsecondary classes, even completing a certificate or degree. They’re able to do ...

The Connecticut Mirror

Jenna Carlesso

16 December 2019

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut has a law that requires the state to collect unused prescription drugs to be reimbursed by the vendor companies, but advocates for better health equity want to see the unexpired drugs instead be distribute...

The Connecticut Mirror

Jan Ellen Spiegel

19 September 2019

South Windsor, Connecticut, United States

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The town of South Windsor, Connecticut, is committed to reducing energy use and costs by going all-in on solar power. By incorporating solar into five of the town's schools, South Windsor will save an estimated $100,0...

The Connecticut Mirror

Jan Ellen Spiegel

18 September 2019

Meriden, Connecticut, United States

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Climate change adaptation efforts and economic development can go hand in hand, according to one Connecticut town. Meriden transformed a former mall into a large park, a natural solution that helps mitigate the town's...

The Connecticut Mirror

Jan Ellen Spiegel

17 September 2019

Stonington, Connecticut, United States

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To address increased tidal flooding on its shoreline, Stonington, Connecticut, is sticking to a simple principle: "Where possible, work with nature not against it.” Volunteers plant native plants, helping to restore a...

The Connecticut Mirror

Bill Sarno

28 August 2019

Connecticut, United States

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To address the persistent lack of minority teachers in Connecticut classrooms, the Capital Region Education Council has developed a teacher residency program in which local minority college graduates are paid to teach...

The Connecticut Mirror

Tom Condon

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29 July 2019

New Britain, Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut cities like New Britain are taking a comprehensive approach to urban planning, incorporating public transportation and economic equity structures into redevelopment plans. By investing in "transit-oriented...

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Tom Condon

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24 June 2019

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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In the middle of the 20th century, the Housing Act of 1949 launched cities across the city into a downtown reconstruction frenzy, the often to no avail; in the modern renewal movement, cities try to get it right. Citi...

The Connecticut Mirror

Clarice Silber

9 July 2018

East Lyme, Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut’s women's prison launched a new unit in 2018 devoted to rehabilitation and reintegration. It’s based on prisons for young offenders in Germany, which the state's governor and the head of corrections visite...

The Connecticut Mirror

Mark Pazniokas

31 May 2018

Cheshire, Connecticut, United States

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Inspired by German institutions, a prison in Connecticut is focusing on rehabilitation rather than punishment for the most disruptive young inmates. Sixteen months after the program launched, there has been no violenc...

The Connecticut Mirror

Tom Condon

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28 February 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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As America’s economy becomes increasingly concentrated in metropolitan areas, smaller cities and towns are coming together to act like cohesive regions, thereby generating economic benefits that can be shared. Northea...

The Connecticut Mirror

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

12 June 2017

Connecticut, United States

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Dual language programs that split the school day into half English instruction and half in a different language have been shown to be effective for students learning English as well as native English speakers to learn...

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Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

22 May 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Dual language programs create a bifurcated school day with one half taught in English and the other half in a different language. Research has overwhelmingly shown that these programs, starting as early as kindergarte...

The Connecticut Mirror

Mark Pazniokas

5 March 2017

Connecticut, United States

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The state of Connecticut is partnering with the Vera Institute of Justice to creating a new model of incarceration for young people ages 18 to 25. That state has created four integration centers to help inmates transi...

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Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

6 February 2017

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Schools in Connecticut are facing serious challenges with allocation of finances and resources that have dramatically affected their ability to provide programs such as after school curriculum to students, disproporti...

The Connecticut Mirror

Arielle Levin Becker

21 January 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Science suggests that having a secure relationship with a caregiver can help protect a child’s brain and body from the effects of adversity. A Connecticut program for young children who have experienced trauma or othe...

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