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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Will Ganim Name Another School Board Member?

October 27th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Armed with a court ruling that he can appoint school board members to fill vacancies if the Board of Education does not act within 30 days, Mayor Joe Ganim may once again take executive action with the one-month resignation of Republican Kevin McSpirit on the horizon next week. If that happens Ganim will have appointed […]

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Vo-Tech Schools Build Stronger State Economy

October 27th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

East End-raised Paul Angelucci, vice president of the State Vocational Federation of Teachers, shares this essay on the need to invest in vocational-technical schools. He graduated from Bullard Havens. When Sikorsky executives announced their commitment to stay in Connecticut, they cited our state’s skilled workforce as a main factor in their decision. They are right–we […]

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Poll Backs Court Decision Revamping Ed Funding Formula For Cities

October 25th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

News release from Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now: The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) today released the results of a public opinion poll conducted by Benenson Strategy Group, which finds that an overwhelming majority of Connecticut voters (68%) support Judge Thomas Moukawsher’s recent decision calling for a rational education funding formula for the state’s […]

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Judge Upholds Ganim’s Authority To Fill School Board Vacancies

October 25th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Education, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Monday ruled in favor of the defendants upholding Mayor Joe Ganim’s authority to fill Board of Education vacancies. The two school board members in question Annette Segarra-Negron and Rafael Fonseca, represented by the mayor’s brother attorney Paul Ganim who also is the city’s judge of probate, were sitting in […]

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Judge Bellis Weighs Education Battle

October 24th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis is expected to conduct a hearing Monday afternoon (today) in response to Board of Education member Maria Pereira’s complaint to vacate what she calls illegal appointments by Mayor Joe Ganim to fill school board vacancies.

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School Board Maneuvering Continues, Special Meeting Monday

October 21st, 2016 · 10 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education Secretary Ben Walker and at least three other board members are moving forward with a special meeting Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Geraldine Johnson School. Will selective boycotter Dennis Bradley, the chair, show up?

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Court Battle For School Board Control Resumes Monday

October 19th, 2016 · 16 Comments · Education, News and Events

Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis who has issued several key decisions impacting city government and politics in recent years has set a hearing for Monday afternoon to consider school board member Maria Pereira’s complaint challenging Mayor Joe Ganim’s authority to fill two recent Board of Education vacancies.

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Searching For City Council Heroes

October 18th, 2016 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee Monday night addressed the City Council asking “Will you provide your constituents with one or two explanations why you hesitated to help those Kindergarten students and forced them to a lesser place in the education line at the beginning of their career journey?” From Lee: What would you call […]

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