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Convening for education

On November 28, 2012, over 350 people interested in The Foundation's work and education gathered at the Omni New Haven Hotel to hear Connecticut's Commissioner of Education,Stefan Pryor, talk about 2012 being "the year for education reform." Read the live blog from the event sponsored by the New Haven Independent.

Click on the images and fields to access some data, links, ideas and action items for you to learn more, ignite your imagination, find ways to share your time, talent or treasure to support education in our region.

Education is the foundation for a successful life. For a child, quality education means better opportunities for employment, higher earnings, and good health. For the community, these benefits compound to result in more employed and engaged citizens. The disparity in educational outcomes in Greater New Haven, like the rest of the nation, tracks closely with income levels. Read more in the Better Education = Better Lives Issue Brief

Missed the Convening: for Education on November 28, 2012?


Teens from Center Stage Theatre Workshop performed 3 Broadway hits. Connecticut's Commissioner of Education, Stefan Pryor, spoke about the state of Connecticut's educational system. Guests posted their ideas to the What Inspires You? wall about what can be done to improve education. View the entire photo album.

Read The Community Foundation's issue brief on Education (below) that was handed out at the event:

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According to data collected by DataHaven and its 2012 Community Wellbeing Survey, four out of five respondents express personal satisfaction with the city or area in which they live and report satisfaction with their job. Area residents are also a charitable people, but many continue to face barriers to economic security, educational achievement, health, housing, transportation, safety and other critical areas. Learn more from The Community Foundation's Data for Community Action: A Glance at Preliminary Data from the 2012 Community Wellbeing Survey
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