What We’re Reading: Growing Educational Divide in CT Post Recession


Community Development & Design

A new study by the Center for Education and the Workforce at Georgetown reports that workers with a high school degree or less have struggled more than other education levels since the Great Recession in Connecticut and the U.S. overall.  [CT Mirror]

The de Blasio administration has put plans in the works to shore up an industrial tract in East New York through infrastructure investments, grants and loans in order to bring more jobs and affordable housing to the recently rezoned neighborhood. [Wall Street Journal]

The New York City Department of Education has proposed rezoning three schools on the city’s Upper West Side to alleviate overcrowding and promote neighborhood integration. [WNYC]

Energy & Environment

After testing over 1,500 buildings serving public schools in New York City, the Department of Health concluded that very few sites tested positive for lead contamination in their water. Work is now underway to repair or replace the contaminated systems. [WNYC]

Local leaders and conservation groups are calling on the federal government to halt the sale of Plum Island in the Long Island Sound, citing the need to protect endangered species and water quality.  [Wall Street Journal]

Transportation

The MTA has ended its call for proposals for the new fare payment system the authority will introduce for its subways and buses after receiving pitches from various companies, including Cubic Transportation Systems, developer of Chicago’s Ventra and London’s Oyster Card systems. [WNYC]

A new Transit Center survey of 3,000 public transit riders documents what straphangers want most: frequent service, speed and walkability. [City Lab]

 

Graph: CT Mirror

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