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Nadia Lopez, Principal, Mott Hall Bridges Academy, Makes A Difference For Her Students Daily

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I encountered this story today, Feb. 3, while watching television.  Please read what this 13 year-old student, Vidal Chastanet had to say about his principal, Mrs. Nadia Lopez. Read what she does when they misbehave.  She does not suspend or expel them.  The beauty is-- Ms. Lopez was recently telling her mother that she was feeling worn out; she needed to move to another school; she doubted she was having an impact.  Her mother wisely told her that she is where she needs to…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 4, 2015 at 12:49am — No Comments

Racial & Socioeconomic Isolation Have Impact On Education

In its article titled "Fighting Racial Isolation in Hartford" the New York Times Editorial Board has weighed in on the issue of racial isolation and education reform.  It is an important topic and we are pleased to see the Times Board add its powerful voice to the issue.

What is the real impact of racial isolation in education? Who is affected and how? The Times Board is holding…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 2, 2015 at 1:31am — No Comments

The Justice Imperative: Hyper-Incarceration & American Dream

You Are Invited to the Following Event: The Justice…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 28, 2015 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Over 65

Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors -New Study Shows

By Anne Harding, Contributing Writer, Jan. 27, 2015

What commonly used sleep aids and other over-the-counter medications do…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 27, 2015 at 11:11pm — No Comments

EDUCATION AGENDA - RISING TO SUCCESS THROUGH CHOICE (NHPS)

EDUCATION AGENDA - RISING TO SUCCESS THROUGH CHOICE In NHPS

THE CITYWIDE SCHOOL CHOICE FAIR

With All Magnet, Neighborhood, Charter & ACES Schools

Geared towards New Haven Students…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 23, 2015 at 12:21am — No Comments

Building A Culture of Health - Coverage Deadline Feb. 15, 2015

Building A Culture of HealthThe deadline to sign up for health care coverage through the ACA program is Feb. 15, 2015.  If you qualify for Expanded Medicaid (or HUSKY) you can sign up at any time.   It is important to get health care coverage.  There is a penalty for those who can sign up through the Access Health CT program, but who have not signed up appropriately. Having health coverage is…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 20, 2015 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Charles Blow Tells Us – It Is Expensive to Be Poor In USA

On Jan. 18, 2015, Charles Blow, the New York Times columnist, wrote a very revealing column about being poor in America. He provided documented information showing us that although some wealthy Americans believe that the poor have it easy, it is actually very expensive to be poor, and that in fact the poor are punished every day for being poor. Much of the very "relief" poor people get from government sources end up right back into state systems that are expert and…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 20, 2015 at 2:10am — No Comments

ROOM FOR DEBATE - When Satire Cuts Both Ways

ROOM FOR DEBATE – New York Times, January 10, 2015

Should We Be Deliberately Provocative Because We Can? Or can we best learn from purposeful and substantial dialogue? Do provocative actions spur debate and meaningful learning?

When Satire Cuts Both Ways

“All is allowed for satire, except dying,” said a memorial at the French Embassy in Berlin. Markus Schreiber/Associated Press

People worldwide…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 12, 2015 at 4:03pm — No Comments

A Comprehensive Overview of the Year In Public Education

The web site Salon.Com has put together A Comprehensive Overview of the Year In Public Education. It is fascinating for several reasons.

  • 1) It covers an array of resources including the highly regarded Merrow Report.  This report is written by veteran education reporter …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 2, 2015 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Sign Up for ACA Health Coverage by Feb. 15, 2015

For your new health coverage to be effective on Feb. 1, 2015, you must sign up by Thursday, January 15.

Those who enroll by Feb. 15, will get coverage starting March 1, 2015.

People who qualify for Medicaid can sign up at any point during the year.

"Of the 19,402 new customers signed up for plans…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 1, 2015 at 2:17am — No Comments

Electricity Consumers - Speak Up Now Against Higher Fixed Rate

CL&P and the United Illuminating (CT’s two largest producers of electricity) have highly paid lobbyists advocating for their positions to exploit consumers and punish us for conserving.  We, the consumers, need to be our own effective lobbyists; we need to speak up on behalf of our own pocketbooks and our families' financial well-being. As consumers, we also need to be in contact with our legislators to voice our concerns and support actions that we…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 29, 2014 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Black Off-Duty Cops Are Often Afraid of White Cops In NY

Off Duty, Black Cops in New York Feel Threat from Fellow Police

NEW YORK (Reuters) -

Many Americans will not want to believe what is written in this…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 23, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Why Do Hedge Funds Investors Love Charter Schools?

State Education Board Wants to Open Eight New Charter Schools

EDUCATION AGENDA - HOW COMMITTED IS the Connecticut State Board of Education to Making ALL of CT's Public Schools the BEST Schools Possible?  The State Board of Education is asking the state for $11 million to fund eight new charter schools to open over the next two school years.  Currently there are 21 state approved and funded charters operating in CT. …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 21, 2014 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Greater New Haven - Sign Up for Primary Health Care Services

Primary Health Care Programs and Services are the Bedrock of Preventing the Proliferation of Chronic Diseases and Continuous or Frequent Illnesses.

Fair Haven Community Health Center, Cornell Scott Hill-Health Center, and Yale NH Primary Care Center are places in Greater New Haven that offer comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC) programs and services.  Primary Health Care is the Bedrock of Prevention…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 16, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

CT Health Care Consumers Should Breathe A Sigh of Relief

Tenet Healthcare Corporation has given up (for now) on its bid to buy 5 Connecticut hospitals.  As advocates for health care consumers, we are pleased that the Office of the State Attorney General did not rollover and allow Tenet to have its way.

 “Tenet Healthcare Corporation is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned (for-profit) healthcare services companies. Our subsidiaries…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 12, 2014 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Under The Right Circumstances ALL Students Can Thrive

The Role & POWER of Education In Molding Successful Lives.

On Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, I met with a group of seven students (and parents/guardians) at the television studio in North Haven where OneWorld Progressive Institute produces our community programs.  Unfortunately, two of the scheduled students (one Asian and one Latino; a female and a male) did…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 11, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Attention Ought to Be Paid to TruthWarrior’s Comments In NHI

Today the NHI provided us with an informative education article titled:

"Data Breakdown Highlights Transience Challenge."  We highly recommend this article. We also want to draw attention to the posted comments, and in particular to the comment by someone  who identifies as TruthWarrior.  Below is the information posted by …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 10, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Charter Schools Suspend More than Traditional Schools

The information in the blog below, starting with the topic: Charter Schools Suspend, etc., was taken in its entirety from an article written by James Vaznis in the Boston Globe, dated Nov. 19, 2014.  His email contact information is at the end of the post.  The article raises several salient questions for parents, education administrators and teachers.  Importantly, it requires us…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 28, 2014 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment

APATHY! Indifference? Racism? No One Called 911!

In the Nov. 21, 2014 New Haven Independent we read an article titled: No On Called 911.

“Help! Help!” Bret Bird screamed. A dozen or more bystanders could see him being attacked. They could hear him. The article began.  It is written by Paul Bass; the article is extensive, and as is often the case deals with many more issues than just a…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 24, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

Could the Newtown - Sandy Hook School Massacre Been Avoided?

The Office-of-the-Child-Advocate Makes Its Report, Nov. 21, 2014.

Agency Report: Schools Helped Lanza's Mom 'Appease' Him”

"The state Agency Report also provocatively asks whether a family that was not white or as affluent as the Lanzas would have been given the same leeway to manage treatment for their troubled child."  In…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 23, 2014 at 10:40pm — No Comments

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An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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The Fourth of July, 2020

On the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, all of us at LISC are reflecting on the layered significance of the holiday, and rededicating our efforts to help build a nation where every resident can thrive.

Netflix, LISC Partner on $25M for Black-owned Banks, Communities

Netflix is committing $100 million to reduce the racial wealth gap, and it is kicking off the effort with a $25 million partnership with LISC.

P&G and Secret Join Forces with LISC to fight Inequality and Support Small Business

An exciting new $1.2 million partnership with P&G and its Secret Deodorant brand will bring much-needed relief and resiliency-building support to targeted women- and minority-owned small businesses in the places hardest hit by the coronavirus and its economic fallout.

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