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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Hennessey Fills School Board Committee Assignments

December 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

As the Board of Education searches for a school chief to replace interim Fran Rabinowitz and examines the proposed construction for a new Harding High School, newly elected chairman Dave Hennessey has made his assignments to key committees.

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OIB Poll: Share Your Opinion About Proposed Location For New Harding High School

December 14th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education

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Pros And Cons Of Harding Plan

December 12th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Attended by neighborhood residents, educators and trade workers, a crowd Thursday night packed the Harding cafeteria during a public hearing on the proposed location of a new school on contaminated property owned by General Electric. More from Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Willie Vegas attended Harding High School. He has four grandkids who potentially will […]

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Let’s Be Friends! Officials Celebrate Pre-K Slots

December 11th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

Newly named Board of Education chairman Dave Hennessey and the newest member of the school board Kadisha Coates who supported his election Monday night, joined Mayor Bill Finch and interim Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz at Wilbur Cross School on Thursday to celebrate the city’s awarding of $4.5 million in federal funds for 180 new […]

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180 New Pre-K Seats

December 10th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Education, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, the federal government announced that Bridgeport, Conn. will be getting 180 new pre-k seats for kids, in addition to 90 renovation seats. These pre-k seats will be funded by the federal government for the next four years. It’s been awarded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health […]

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Maria Piranha’s Voracious Fans

December 10th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Who says former school board member Maria “Piranha” Pereira doesn’t have a sense of humor? The day after Sauda Baraka was replaced as Board of Education chair by Dave Hennessey, a few gag photos with faux captions have made the rounds on Facebook poking fun at Pereira’s support for Baraka. Pereira provided OIB with the […]

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Hennessey Elected New School Board Chair, Pereira: We’re Coming For Ya

December 9th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Update: includes video. Retired school teacher Dave Hennessey Monday night became the fourth Board of Education leader in less than four years, defeating incumbent Sauda Baraka in a 6-3 vote at the Aquaculture School and further splitting a coalition that helped elect the two last year. The meeting was chaired by Mayor Bill Finch.

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