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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Education Advocates Pack City Council Public Hearing For More Dough

April 25th, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Another year, another public hearing, another packed City Council chambers filled by education advocates urging more money for schools. School board members, parents and educators pleaded city councilors for additional funds Tuesday night as the school system faces rising costs against state and federal grant cuts. Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 proposed budget calls for no […]

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Your Chance To Squawk About The City Budget

April 24th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Civil Service, Education, News and Events

Home stretch time for City Council action on Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 million proposed city budget. See proposed spending plan here. See meeting schedule here that includes tonight’s public hearing on the Board of Education budget, 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

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State Legislators Urge More City Funds For Schools

April 22nd, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

The battle for more bucks is on. Tuesday, 6 pm in City Council chambers education advocates will beseech the City Council to appropriate more dollars for the Board of Education. In advance of the public hearing, the city’s eight-member state legislative delegation that lobbies additional state dough is urging Mayor Joe Ganim and the council […]

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Ganim: Require Holocaust, Genocide Studies

April 20th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

In a commentary that first appeared in the New Haven Independent, Mayor Joe Ganim, a Democratic candidate for governor, proposes the required teaching of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In August of 1939, just a week before launching an all-out invasion of Poland, Adolf Hitler reiterated his orders to Nazi military commanders to “send to the […]

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No Bus Transportation Leads To A Long, Blistering Walk To School

March 25th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

What’s it like to walk in the shoes of city students on a long journey to school? On Friday school board member Chris Taylor and Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson walked 40 minutes with a Harding student as a pre-launch to a Monday campaign by Make the Road CT showcasing “the inadequate route they take […]

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The Challenge Of Choosing Textbooks For History Studies

March 24th, 2018 · 29 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: A textbook has been picked for the district’s new African-American studies course–but not everyone is a fan.

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OIB Poll: Harding Name Change?

March 23rd, 2018 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education

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Housatonic Community College Celebrates 50 Years

March 21st, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Education, News and Events

Housatonic Community College has come a long way from its humble beginning 50 years ago. Current enrollment is roughly 6,000 making it among the highest attended community colleges in Connecticut. Two-year programs have served as career springboards for doctors, lawyers, nurses and law enforcement professionals. More than 25 years ago, the college languished in an […]

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