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Harvard Researchers Find Parent Choice Is Furthering School Segregation

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A new study out of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Wednesday finds that a majority of parents across the country say they’d prefer to send their children to integrated schools.

But researchers at the school’s Making Caring Common project have found that when families are given control over which schools to send their children to, they make choices that perpetuate school segregation.

Fotis Dulos has been hospitalized in critical condition, according to law enforcement officials, after being found unresponsive at his Farmington home Tuesday.

In a joint news conference, Connecticut State Police and Farmington police said Dulos was being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. Dulos had been under house arrest awaiting trial for the murder of his estranged wife, Jennifer Farber Dulos. 

New England used more wind and solar power than ever last year, but fossil fuels still make up half the electricity generated in the region.

In new data, power grid operator ISO-New England says 49% of electricity generated in New England last year was from natural gas. Less than 1% was from coal or oil. 

Natural gas use has roughly plateaued in the region in the past few years. It peaked in 2015.

Holyoke State Rep. Aaron Vega.
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Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega says he's not running for re-election to the Massachusetts House. 

Connecticut State Police will work with the city of Bridgeport to “de-escalate and prevent retaliation” after a shooting outside a local courthouse Monday. Police have made several arrests in the case.