Commission on Children: What We're Reading
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January 24, 2013

What We're Reading

The past week's most important articles concerning
Connecticut children

More Than Two Dozen Bills in Response to Newtown - CT News Junkie

Legislature Considers Big Changes In Mental Health Policy After Newtown - Hartford Courant

Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety Schedules Hearings - Connecticut General Assembly

PBS Chief: Organization Addressing Newtown Tragedy's 'Big Issues' With Week of Coverage - Hollywood Reporter

Shortage of Child Psychiatrists Has Families Scrambling for Help - New Haven Register

Obama Evaluating Early Childhood Education Push In Second Term - Huffington Post

Connecticut's Graduation Rate Slips - Connecticut Mirror

National Public High School Graduation Rate at a Four-Decade High - Washington Post

Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2009–10 - Report from the U.S. Department of Education (PDF)

GED to Change in 2014 - Hartford Courant

Teacher Preparation: Educators Focus On Improving Quality of Teachers - Hartford Courant

Homeless Shelters Remain Full, But We Have the Tools to Empty Them - Report from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

For Obama’s New Term, Start Here - Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist
"Something is profoundly wrong when we can point to 2-year-olds in this country and make a plausible bet about their long-term outcomes — not based on their brains and capabilities, but on their ZIP codes."

... and what we're watching:

First meeting of the legislature's Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety Task Force, 1/18/2013, recorded by CT-N

The First 1,000 Days: Communities Make a Difference for Children - Early childhood conference at the Legislative Office Building, 1/22/2013, recorded by CT-N

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