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Housing Can Improve School Performance, Children's Health -- Tickets Going Fast!
How much better would children do in school, how much would their health improve, and how many state education dollars would be saved if children didn't have to live in housing beset with mold, dust mites, lead paint and other hazards? How would children and school budgets fare if children could live in housing their parents could afford, so there was less mobility, homelessness and overcrowding? If families that can now afford only certain neighborhoods with few community services and overburdened schools could move to affordable homes in towns, neighborhoods and school systems that better met their children's needs, would the children be better off, and would our economy and state expenditures benefit? Those questions will be explored and answered at "Housing, Education & Healthcare: Creating Housing That Enhances School Performance & Health," 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 28 at The Lyceum in Hartford. Part of the five-part "Housing: The Hub of Public Policy" 2010 Lyceum Series, the free forum will feature experts from Columbia and Yale Universities, the state Departments of Public Health, Education and Children and Families, CT Children's Medical Center, the non-profit sector, major foundations and other key stakeholders. For reservations and information: David Fink, david@ctpartnership housing.com, and Sarah Benson, Sarah@ctpartnershiphousing.com, or call 860/244-0066.