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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Fairfield U Hosts Forum On Education Reform Battle

March 29th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

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Two-Year Moratorium On Charter Schools Rejected

March 28th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport is often at the center of debate over publicly funded charter schools that run independent of traditional neighborhood schools. Opponents to charter schools argue they siphon funds from education districts. Statement from Jennifer Alexander, chief executive officer of pro-charter school organization ConnCAN: Today (Friday), the Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Education proceeded with […]

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‘Manipulative And Deceitful Political Moves’ To Control City Schools, Cabrera Reveals Radical Policies To Privatize Public Education

March 27th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events

Jorge Cabrera, who worked for the pro-charter school organization Excel Bridgeport, blows the lid off Bridgeport’s “education reform movement” in a buyer’s remorse commentary titled “A Repentant Reformer’s Reflections.” He writes about wealthy interests, cultish Ivy Leaguers, pricey New York consultants and radical policies influencing control of public education through his former employer Excel Bridgeport. […]

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The Battle Of Protests: Charter School Advocates Versus Opponents

March 26th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Education, News and Events

Charter school advocates rallying on Thursday to oppose a legislative proposal inside a city school had competition outside from education activists who support a two-year moratorium on the independently run schools that they say suck resources from traditional education districts such as special needs costs.

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School Board Approves ‘Interim’ Education Chief Rabinowitz Into 2017–Finch: Glad She’s Staying

March 23rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

What was advertised as a short-term interim basis replacing school chief Paul Vallas one year ago now appears to be at least a three-year gig for Fran Rabinowitz leading city schools. Monday night the Board of Education voted 7-2 to extend her contract until July 2017. She had been a finalist for appointment as Connecticut’s […]

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Offcials Celebrate Grand Opening Of Renovated Black Rock School

March 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on Saturday was joined by state and city officials, community leaders and parents for the grand opening of the renovated Black Rock Elementary School that includes a dedicated bus drop-off, new pre-k and 1st grade classrooms, a new multipurpose room and outdoor play area, and administrative offices.

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Legislators Hear From Charter School Opponents

March 20th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

Several Bridgeport residents including former school board member Maria Pereira testified in support of a Connecticut General Assembly bill to place a two-year moratorium on charter schools that education advocates say siphon funds from traditional school districts. See video from public hearing.

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Charter School Group Opposes Legislative Moratorium

March 20th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

Following a hearing by the Connecticut General Assembly’s Education Committee, a pro charter school organization has launched a campaign to oppose legislation placing a moratorium on new charter schools.

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