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On the Cutting Edge
Since its bipartisan creation in 1985 by the state legislature, the Commission on Children has promoted public policies in the best interests of Connecticut's children—and built a long record of success. Learn more
Join us on May 23 for 'Cyberbullying, School Climate, and Safe Learning'
Bullying—and in particular, cyberbullying—is in the news more than ever. That’s why the Commission is bringing together students, researchers, educators, and government leaders to discuss possible solutions.
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Registration open for medical home event
On Friday, May 31, the Governor’s Early Childhood Education Cabinet will host a training for medical professionals, "Engaging Parents and Families as Partners in the Medical Home." Eileen Forlenza, a national expert on medical homes and family engagement, will lead the session.
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Reading Excellence and the Achievement Gap
One way to close Connecticut's worst-in-the-nation achievement gap in reading is to modernize the way we teach our children to read. A pilot program that does just that has produced some encouraging early data, according to experts who spoke on Wednesday, March 20, at a forum co-sponsored by the Commission.
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Join us for a televised ‘Town Hall’ on how communities can deal with trauma
Watch the Connecticut Network (CT-N) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday for a Town Hall-style forum where experts and concerned residents from across the state will explore ways communities can regroup and take meaningful action after terrible events like the school shootings in Newtown. The forum will be held at the Old State House. News release
Roadmap to a Positive School Climate
This PowerPoint presentation-prepared by Steven Hernández, director of public policy and research for the Commission on Children-explains what schools can do to create the sort of climate that will help them comply with Connecticut's 2011 anti-bullying legislation, An Act Concerning the Strengthening of School Bullying Laws (Public Act 11-232).
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