The head of the nation’s second largest teachers’ union was in New Haven, Conn., recently. The city’s schools are being held up as a national model for education reform.
A classroom of kindergartners called out "good afternoon!" in unison to greet Randi Weingarten on Friday. She’s the president of the American Federation of Teachers, which boasts 1.6 million members nationally.
New York is allowing health insurance companies to raise premiums an average of 5.7 percent for individuals, and 6.7 percent for small groups. This is, however, roughly half of what insurance companies claimed was the cost of providing health care.
Insurance companies participating in the state's health exchange asked regulators for an average increase of around 13 percent over last year.
This aerial view shows the Danbury Conn. Federal Correctional Institute, Thursday Sept. 23, 2004. There are 2 sections shown, on the top section of the frame is called the "Inside" prison for hardened prisoners, and at lower section is called the "Camp" for lower risk prisoners.
A new report says a delay in renovations at a federal prison in Connecticut may be affecting the welfare of some women prisoners. U.S. Senators from Connecticut and New York are calling on federal officials to speed things up.