Monday, September 28, 2009

Children in the Recession Task Force to meet Tuesday

The legislative task force formed by House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan to address the needs of children affected by the recession will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, in Room 2-C of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The Connecticut Network plans to cover it; check the CT-N website for program times.

Meeting agenda

More on the task force

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A sample of student writing & artwork about 9-11

Immediately after the terrorist attacks of September 11, the Commission on Children began an annual practice of asking students throughout Connecticut to put their thoughts and feelings about the disaster into writing and artwork. As time went on, we also asked them to react to Hurricane Katrina and other matters affecting their world view. You can find all of that work on the Terrorism and Natural Disasters page of this website, but to mark the eighth anniversary of 9/11, we thought you'd be interested in samples -- from each of the towns that participated in the project -- focusing on that day. Most of it was submitted in 2006 and 2007. You'll find it here.