Lawmakers heard testimony on mental health services in the state, as part of the legislature's response to the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports.
Patricia Rehmer had a note of caution for lawmakers. She's the state's commissioner of Mental Health and Addition Services.
"We do not have any information about the mental health or any mental health issues that the shooter in the Newtown tragedy may have. We know nothin... read more
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Students across the state are heading back to school this week – and they’ll be seeing a lot of changes.
The common core state standards are taking effect and changing the way teachers teach and students take tests.
Schools are struggling to find the best way to teach ESL kids English.... read more
The state task force trying to figure out how to balance victim privacy with the public's right to know is stacked in favor of privacy. That's according to a former newspaper editor and the head of a Connecticut open government group.
As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the group is in the e... read more
A lot of Americans get their health insurance from their job. And according to a new study, the price of that insurance went up by about four percent last year. WNPR's Jeff Cohen has more.
A new report finds that annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $... read more
In Hartford, school district officials say test scores held firm and showed some healthy gains. But as WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the way you talk about test scores can be just as important as the scores themselves.
It wasn't the press release Matt Poland would have written.
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The state Supreme Court has overturned a $6 million award to beer and soda distributors who sued the state.
Here's the takeaway according to Bob Clark, special counsel to the state attorney general.
"It's a good day for te state in the sense that a judgment that would have req... read more
The city of Hartford loses a few hundred trees each year. But now, in a partnership with a local non-profit, the city is poised to plant 1,000 new trees this fall. WNPR's Jeff Cohen has more.
The goal is to plant 20,000 trees over the next ten years. It's an ambitious program that beg... read more