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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Parent Leader Asserts School Board Supporters Of Kadisha Are Turn Coates–Coates: Let’s Fix ‘Broken System’

November 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

As she prepares for her first official meeting as the newly selected member of the Board of Education, Kadisha Coates should have plenty of observant company, including Tammy Boyle, the District Parent Advisory Council president, and former school board member Maria Pereira, opposed to her replacing John Bagley who resigned more than a month ago […]

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Coates To Attend First Meeting As School Board Member

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In her first official meeting Monday as the newest member of the Board of Education, Kadisha Coates will hear an update about the rodent problem at Bassick High School, a discussion of the Special Education audit, an update about the parking issue at Roosevelt School and a concept plan for a Cal Ripken Park adjoining […]

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How Coalition Control Of School Board Self Destructed

November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

In a September 2013 primary, insurgents wiped out the three Democratic-endorsed candidates for Board of Education providing an embarrassing political moment for Mayor Bill Finch’s education agenda and solidifying coalition control of school policy between the Connecticut Working Families Party and education advocates opposed to the mayor. What a difference a year makes.

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Who’s Kadisha Coates?

November 14th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Education, News and Events

Video of Kadisha Coates’ school board interview: Thursday night Kadisha Coates became the newest member of the Board of Education replacing John Bagley who resigned in October. Megan DeSombre who hosts Education Bridgeport and regularly attends school board meetings has profiled Coates, a charter school advocate, on her site including the following piece in September. […]

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Kadisha Coates, Charter School Mom, New School Board Member

November 13th, 2014 · 24 Comments · Education, News and Events

With all eight remaining Board of Education members in attendance, five of them Thursday night selected a charter school parent Kadisha Coates to fill the vacancy of the resigned John Bagley in a vote at the Aquaculture School.

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Class Time, Sharpen Your School Board Interview Skills

November 13th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

A Greenwich music teacher, a Mary Kay consultant, a consultant with Goodwill, a paralegal and a licensed nurse with two of her children in charter schools are among the six candidates scheduled for interviews today to fill the Board of Education vacancy by John Bagley who resigned October 15. The school board will meet at […]

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Air Ball! Moales Wants Secret Ballot To Select Bagley Replacement

November 12th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The profiles in courage award goes to the curious Board of Education member Ken Moales who wants to fill a school board vacancy by private paper ballots. Sanity prevailed in the form of Board of Education chair Sauda Baraka who reminded Moales at a meeting Monday night school board members are part of a public […]

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