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September 23, 2013

Join us for 'Reading at All Costs'

A wide-ranging forum on reading instruction, the achievement gap, and the latest scientific evidence on how we can ensure all Connecticut children grow into readers

1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Hearing Room 2-D of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford


Watch the Connecticut Network (CT-N) at 7 tonight 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, "Moving from Tragedy to Action: The Power of Community," will air live from the historic courtroom of the Old State House in Hartford, with CT-Nís Diane Smith hosting.

Commission on Children Chairman George Coleman, who lives in Newtown and formerly served as the state education commissioner, will be among the guests talking with Ms. Smith about the steps we can all take to strengthen our communities in times of crisis. Other guests will bring expertise in such areas as mental health, law enforcement, and school safety.

The Commission is proud to join the Old State House, CT-N, the Connecticut Civic Health Advisory Group, Everyday Democracy, and the Secretary of the Stateís office in organizing this timely program. It is made possible through funding by Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

CT-N is carried on expanded basic cable TV networks statewide. Visit to find the channel location for the network in your community or to watch online. U-Verse subscribers will find it on Channel 83.

For updates and additional information, see the news blog of the Old State House, at