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The Commission on Children in the News

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2012

December 11, 2012, CT.com/Advocate newspapers: "Sweet-Tooth Tax: Should Consumers Have to Pay Extra For Candy And Soda?"

The Commission's director of development and special initiatives, Mary Kate Lowndes, supplies data on the childhood obesity epidemic in an article on the prospects for higher taxes on sugary foods and drinks in Connecticut.

May 8, 2012, Connecticut Mirror: "Education reform bill, praised as good step, clears legislature"

As the legislature approves an omnibus bill aimed at reforming many aspects of education in Connecticut, Commission Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman remarks on the reading-instruction provisions, which the Commission helped draft.

2011

March 15, 2011, Connecticut Public Radio: 'Recession Redefines the Modern Family'

Commission Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman is a guest on "Where We Live," hosted by John Dankosky. The discussion centered on the stresses placed on Connecticut families by the recession. (AUDIO)

March 10, 2011, Associated Press: 'Conn. considers updates to anti-bullying laws'

Commission Director of Policy and Research Analysis Thomas Brooks tells the AP that the Commission supports proposed legislation to expand the protections of Connecticut's anti-bullying law.

January 30, 2011, Norwalk Patch: 'Stepping Stones Fights Bullying'

Commission Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman speaks at an anti-bullying forum for children and adults at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk.

2010

December 14, 2010, Bristol Press: 'Course on Child Advocacy Offered'

The Bristol Press interviews Commission Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman on the arrival in Plymouth of the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), the Commission's popular 20-week civics course.

November 23, 2010, Middletown Press: 'Official: Schools can't tackle bullies on their own'

Coverage of the anti-bullying forum held by the Commission, the Governor's Prevention Partnership, and the state Department of Education.

November 23, 2010, Hartford Courant: 'Bullying Conference Displays Pain, Explores Remedies'

Coverage of the anti-bullying forum held by the Commission, the Governor's Prevention Partnership, and the state Department of Education.

November 22, 2010, NBC Connecticut: 'Trying To Beat School Bullying'

"Hundreds of victims, advocates, school administrators and legislators gathered in Hartford to address the potentially deadly issue of school bullying." Coverage of the anti-bullying forum held by the Commission, the Governor's Prevention Partnership, and the state Department of Education. (VIDEO)

November 22, 2010, Fox Connecticut: 'Fighting Bullying in Schools'

Coverage of the anti-bullying forum held by the Commission, the Governor's Prevention Partnership, and the state Department of Education. (VIDEO)

November 22, 2010, Eyewitness News 3: 'State leaders look for solutions to bullying'

Coverage of the anti-bullying forum held by the Commission, the Governor’s Prevention Partnership, and the state Department of Education. (VIDEO)

 

 

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