Month: March 2017

Gov. Malloy proposes new ‘young adult’ status in juvenile justice system

Targeting offenders between the ages of 18 to 21, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing legislation that aims to be proactive in preventing youths from becoming career criminals into adulthood, according to a press release. The bill was introduced in the wake of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions and incorporates suggestions submitted by prosecutors, judges, public defenders, advocates, and others during Connecticut’s 2016 legislative session. Additionally, it also contains elements of a recent report written by Lael Chester and Vincent Schiraldi of Harvard Kennedy School, that was submitted to the legislature’s Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee, the...

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Column: A game plan for the bipartisan education reform coalition

I’m an education reformer, and Betsy DeVos is going to kill our coalition. Here’s a game plan. At her Senate confirmation hearing this week, Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. education secretary Betsy DeVos failed to answer basic questions about civil rights, measuring student growth, and children with disabilities. Her answers also validated what left-leaning education reformers have suspected for months: DeVos embraces school choice as an education panacea, while grasping little else about federal education policy. That philosophy will likely lead her to prioritize some of the least promising, and most divisive, components of the education reform agenda. When...

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2017 Future of Wealth Summit: ‘Technology, Inclusion and Social Change’

The Center for Global Policy Solutions is bringing together policymakers, tech professionals, advocates, experts and journalists for a discussion on how technological innovation will impact the future for women and people of color. The 2017 summit takes place on April 26-28 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. Here is a sample of the topics that will be covered: The impact of artificial intelligence on the human workforce The rise of big data, fintech lending and the expansion of credit The role technology has played in revolutionizing movements for change Speakers include Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, president & CEO,...

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