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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Harding’s Sheena Graham Shines As Connecticut’s Teacher Of Year

October 16th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events, Uncategorized

Resilient, resourceful, creative, Harding High School’s Sheena Graham on Tuesday was named Connecticut’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. News release from Governor Dan Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy and State Department of Education Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today announced that Mrs. Sheena Graham, a performing arts and choir teacher at Bridgeport’s Warren Harding High School, […]

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Federal Judge Dismisses Charter School Advocate Lawsuit

October 9th, 2018 · 16 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Jessica Martinez as the lead plaintiff has lost a federal lawsuit seeking a constitutional right to attend a charter school in the matter of Martinez versus Malloy. Charter schools are publicly funded but operate independently of traditional school districts. Bridgeport has six charters schools, the most in Connecticut.

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State Senate Candidate Deecken: Education Is An Economic Driver

October 8th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Rich Deecken, a Bassick High School history teacher running for State Senate in the 22nd District against incumbent Marilyn Moore, issued the following statement regarding education policy in Connecticut: A world class education system is an economic driver. Years ago, talent would move to where businesses were located to obtain employment. Now businesses are moving […]

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A Charter School Trolls For Students To Fill Seats

September 17th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport leads the state in charter schools that operate independently of traditional education districts. The debate rages between charter school supporters who embrace more choices and opponents who declare they suck financial oxygen from local school budgets. One charter in Bridgeport stands to lose $11,250 for each seat unfilled by Oct. 1.

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State Official: New Harding Site Safe And Clean

September 7th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The lead, arsenic and petroleum-based chemicals have been removed or buried.

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Lamont Chides Stefanowski’s Tax ‘Scheme’–Pledges City Education Investment

September 4th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont who calls his Republican opponent Bob Stefanowski’s tax plan dishonest and devastating to public education asserts he will implement “the education funding formula as it was written–based on need–so we can address the disparities that are present in our educational system.” Lamont has promised to increase state education funding to […]

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Lamont: Issue Executive Order To Counter National Ed Chief Policy On Campus Sexual Misconduct

August 30th, 2018 · 16 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

News release from Democratic nominee for governor Ned Lamont: Following reports that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is proposing to roll back President Obama’s protections against sexual violence and misconduct at schools, Ned Lamont, Democratic nominee for governor, said if elected he would sign an executive order and introduce legislation that maintains and expands protections […]

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New Harding High School–A ‘Showstopper’–Brightens East Side

August 23rd, 2018 · 38 Comments · Education, News and Events

This place is fit for presidents, and more importantly students. City and education officials on Thursday cut the ribbon to the iconic new Harding High School on the East Side, a $106 million gem years in the making guided under the former mayoral administration of Bill Finch from property donated by General Electric on a […]

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