Interactive Tool -- Teacher Absence Rates by School & District
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Interactive Tool -- Teacher Absence Rates by School & District

Interactive tool depicting rates of teacher absences in Connecticut public and charter schools between the 2001-02 and 2009-10 school years, with accompanying analysis.

Driving Job Growth In Connecticut's Cities
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Driving Job Growth In Connecticut's Cities

Part of the CPI's urban policy project, this paper articulates six recommendations state government can take to provide employers with the tax, regulatory, workforce, and infrastructure support they need to locate in Connecticut’s cities and hire local residents.

Reducing Crime in Connecticut's Cities: A Four-Part Strategy
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Reducing Crime in Connecticut's Cities: A Four-Part Strategy

Part of the CPI's urban policy project, this paper reviews successful urban crime prevention strategies and recommends ways these strategies can be applied in Connecticut to reduce crime in the state’s urban areas.

Connecticut’s Urban Housing Policy: A New Approach
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Connecticut’s Urban Housing Policy: A New Approach

Part of the CPI's urban policy project, this paper details the shortcomings of urban housing policies in Connecticut and recommends ways the state can reorient housing programs to make them more equitable and effective.

Closing Connecticut’s Achievement Gap Through Public School Choice
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Closing Connecticut’s Achievement Gap Through Public School Choice

This paper recommends ways Connecticut state and local governments can close the state’s achievement gap through greater and more effective use of public school choice. The recommendations address how public schools are funded, what types of choices are available to students and their parents, and how families access information to make informed choices.

Building CT's Workforce: Integrating Career Education with Employer Needs
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Building CT's Workforce: Integrating Career Education with Employer Needs

This paper recommends a number of ways to strengthen linkages among Connecticut’s public education administration, technical high schools, community colleges, and employers.

Reforming Connecticut's Schools:
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Reforming Connecticut's Schools: "The Four Big Things"

This paper focuses on "The Four Big Things" Connecticut must do to improve its underperforming schools. "The Four Big Things" are based on reforms in other states that have proven to have the most significant positive impact on student outcomes.

Gateway to Connecticut Government

Jobs & the Economy

An Act Concerning Benefit Corporations and Encouraging Social Enterprise

Feb 14, 2014 • Referred to Committee
Crime & Public Safety

An Act Concerning Gun Prevention and Safety

Apr 03, 2013 • Public Act 13-3
Jobs & the Economy

Increase Minimum Wage from $8.25 to $9.75

Mar 01, 2013 • House Calendar Number 645
Taxes & Government Spending

FY 2014 – FY 2015 Governor’s Budget

Mar 01, 2013 • File Number 767
Connecticut Economy Continues to Struggle
Jobs & the Economy

Connecticut Economy Continues to Struggle

Connecticut residents’ quarterly wage and salary earnings have dropped by .03% since December 2010, even as wage & salary disbursements have grown in New England and the United States as a whole.

CT Debt Service & Retiree Benefit Spending is Highest in Nation
Jobs & the Economy, Taxes & Government Spending

CT Debt Service & Retiree Benefit Spending is Highest in Nation

CT's highest in the nation debt service and retiree benefit costs are driving ongoing deficits and lagging job growth. Read the full entry to learn more.

2014 CT Legislative Session: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Jobs & the Economy, Taxes & Government Spending, Education, Legislation

2014 CT Legislative Session: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Here are some of the session's most important policy developments, including what was good, what was bad, and and what was just plain ugly (spoiler alert: it's the budget).

Connecticut Jobs Data Snapshot

April 2014 Change from previous month CT Year-over-year growth rate USA Year-over-year growth rate.
Non-Farm Employment (Business Survey) 1,660,200 +2,200 +0.42% +1.74%
Residents Employed (Household Survey) 1,740,100 +5,800 +1.14% +1.39%