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The Never Ending Search For A Permanent School Chief Continues

January 12th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Fran Rabinowitz replaced lightning rod Paul Vallas as school chief on an interim basis and stayed on longer than expected, but now the Board of Education has started the process to ink a permanent superintendent. Has Rabinowitz had enough of the rollercoaster world of the school board with three chairs in three years? Plus some […]

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Top Stories March 2015: Ganim Moves Closer To Historic Comeback

December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB story highlights for March 2015. – Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. […]

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Pereira: Bradley BOE Chairmanship Means Ferocious Opposition–District Leader: Give Bradley A Chance

December 10th, 2015 · 58 Comments · Education, News and Events

It didn’t take long for the love, or should we say lashings, to be lavished on the newly configured Board of Education. Declaring “ferocious opposition” will now commence, school board member Maria Pereira who ran with and at times campaigned with Dennis Bradley is not pleased the buff young attorney with political ambition is now chairman of […]

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Mario Testa’s Double Indemnity

December 9th, 2015 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

When was the last time Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa showed up to a Board of Education meeting and a City Council meeting on the same night? You might have to dig deep for that one. Monday night the little giant stepped away from his popular Madison Avenue restaurant to show his face–and sometimes that’s […]

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Dennis Bradley New School Board Chairman

December 7th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Education, News and Events

Dennis Bradley, the leading vote producer among Democratic school board candidates, is now president of the Board of Education. CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck has more: Sworn into office a week ago, Dennis Bradley, 31, is the new chairman of the city school board.

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Walker: It’s Time To Recognize Ganim Reality, Create A Better Future

November 30th, 2015 · 23 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

As Joe Ganim prepares to resume office Tuesday, city resident David Walker, a former U.S. Comptroller General, writes in an OIB commentary it’s time to “come together to help create a better future both in Bridgeport and Connecticut.” Walker, a 2014 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, also shares thoughts on policy concerns that must be addressed in […]

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Geraldine Johnson, Educator, School Chief, Legend

November 28th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Education, News and Events

From Mike Mayko, CT Post: Her life was one of learning, teaching and inspiring. And even into her 90s, Geraldine Johnson, honored with degrees, awards and directorships, continued to volunteer at the Classical Studies Academy and with senior groups particularly those located at the Watermark Retirement Community at 3030 Park Avenue.

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Charter School Advocates Demand More Public Funds

November 11th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Ebony Dennis Barnes was among the Downtown speakers on Tuesday that filled Baldwin Plaza behind the state courthouse urging more public funds for charter schools that operate independently of traditional school districts. Governor Dan Malloy supports charter schools but with push back from state legislators and opponents who maintain charters swipe money from neighborhood schools. […]

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