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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Foley Supports School Choice

August 27th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Hours from his first debate with incumbent Governor Dan Malloy, Republican nominee Tom Foley released his plan for Connecticut that includes five points “that matter most” with support for school choice. Foley has been criticized for lacking in issue specificity.

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Ken Moales’ “Rat” Problem

August 26th, 2014 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira no longer attends school board meetings in an official capacity, but she is present at just about every meeting as a citizen. A commentary she wrote for a prior post is republished below describing in part the first regular meeting on Monday as kids head back to school, […]

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Finch, Gaudett Voice Safety Tips For Students

August 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Cops, Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch and Police Chief Joe Gaudett handle the voiceover work for a back-to-school radio campaign, according to a news release from the mayor’s Communications Director Brett Broesder. The radio campaign is airing on WICC and WEBE 108. As many kids head back to school this week, the City of Bridgeport is launching a […]

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Charter School Advocate Launches ‘Unite Bridgeport’ Door-To-Door Campaign

August 25th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Charter school advocacy organization Families for Excellent Schools, a growing presence in city education, has commenced a citywide grassroots “Unite Bridgeport” campaign to register new voters, receive input about the direction of city schools and share the gospel about the role of charter schools in the city.

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Damien Conners, New Executive Director At Excel Bridgeport

August 25th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

The education advocacy group Excel Bridgeport has named Damien Conners as the new executive director. From Excel Bridgeprt Board of Directors: Previously, Damien served as the National Executive Director and COO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Inc. (SCLC)—an organization led and co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Among other accomplishments during his tenure at […]

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Officials To Celebrate Black Rock School Topping Off

August 19th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch, Interim Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowtiz and other city and state officials will gather today (Tuesday) at 3:30 for a “Topping Off” ceremony to celebrate the construction of the highest structural element for the new addition to Black Rock School on Brewster Street.

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Education Chief Pryor Expelled, Recruited Vallas To City

August 18th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The state education chief whose school reform policies caused much agita among public school teachers and lobbied the hiring of Paul Vallas as Bridgeport school leader is saying sayonara. From the Hartford Courant: Stefan Pryor, the controversial state education commissioner, will leave his post and is “actively seeking new professional opportunities,” according to Gov. Dannel […]

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