Public trust and philanthropy can co-exist in education

As members of the dissolved Partnership for Connecticut Board, we’d like to express our thoughts in response to comments made recently by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and others about the role of philanthropy as it pertains to education in Connecticut.



a group of people sitting at a table: Barbara Dalio met with community members and educators at the Carver Community Center in Norwalk on March 3 to talk about the Partnership for Connecticut, a public-private group aimed at helping education that disbanded in May.


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Barbara Dalio met with community members and educators at the Carver Community Center in Norwalk on March 3 to talk about the Partnership for Connecticut, a public-private group aimed at helping education that disbanded in May.


We did not accept our positions on the board lightly. At AFT-CT, the pros and cons were debated, and the final decision — made by the Pre K-12 (education) Council — was based on two things: Barbara Dalio’s history with members over the past six years, and the inequity in educational funding in Connecticut. And for Sheena, who is a member of the CEA, due to her interactions with

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BlackRock Science And Technology Trust: A Growth And Dividend Magnet (NYSE:BST)

The following immortal Neil deGrasse Tyson quote just about sums up my view on the high-quality BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (BST):

Innovations in science and technology are the engines of the 21st-century economy; if you care about the wealth and health of your nation tomorrow, then you’d better rethink how you allocate taxes to fund science. The federal budget needs to recognize this.”

Even before the impact of the pandemic was known, science and technology stocks were outperforming the broader market. Science and technology will also lead us in the post-COVID-19 age. I’m sure many will agree.

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Source: Twitter (@LeadLagReport)

The sector was doing very well before the pandemic and is expected to do better in its aftermath. So, yeah, I’m very bullish on BST for the long term, both as a dividend play and growth play. BST invests in current leaders and emerging winners in the field

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First Bank & Trust Company Sets the Standard on Professional Development

ABINGDON, Va., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — One of the biggest challenges for any business is employee leadership development commonly referred to as talent management.  Identifying and retaining the right employees is the key to maintaining a competitive edge.  First Bank & Trust Company devotes a significant amount of time and resources to managing and developing the talent management pipeline by attracting, recruiting and retaining world-class employees as part of its succession plan. ” data-reactid=”12″ABINGDON, Va., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — One of the biggest challenges for any business is employee leadership development commonly referred to as talent management.  Identifying and retaining the right employees is the key to maintaining a competitive edge.  First Bank & Trust Company devotes a significant amount of time and resources to managing and developing the talent management pipeline by attracting, recruiting and retaining world-class employees as part of its succession plan. 

First Bank

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National Trust sacking education officers ‘will hit worst-off children’

Volunteers are accusing the National Trust of excluding deprived and minority ethnic schoolchildren from enjoying nature and visiting its properties with the planned sacking of the charity’s education officers.

The number of protests and petitions are growing over the trust’s controversial “reset” involving the proposed loss of 1,200 jobs, including its learning staff, as the charity plans to stop providing any curriculum-based content or learning activities for schools.

Volunteers, parents and children waved banners and cars hooted their horns outside Sheringham Park in north Norfolk on Friday to plead for the retention of one full-time education officer and the 22-strong volunteer team who host 6,000 schoolchildren at the property each year.

Related: National Trust denies dumbing down in drive for ‘new audiences’

At other National Trust properties serving urban areas including London and Birmingham, there is dismay at the proposed axing of education services, with volunteers accusing the trust of

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