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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Judge Tosses Martinez Complaint In Personal Battle With Pereira

October 12th, 2017 · 172 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

When it comes to issues, Board of Education member Maria Pereira and school board candidate Jessica Martinez are pure passion. They’ve occasionally dueled in the comments section of OIB. It can be personal and even litigious.

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As Puerto Rico Suffers, Bridgeport Prepares For Children

October 2nd, 2017 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport is home to the largest Puerto Rican population in Connecticut. Under federal law, as CT Post scribe Linda Conner Lambeck reports, “displaced students who move to the city must be accepted by the district, and automatically qualify for free school meals, health care, special education and other services.” Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson says […]

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Budget Mess Response–Education Association Sues Malloy For Violating State Law

October 2nd, 2017 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events, State Politics

No state budget equals suffering for cities, towns and school districts. As a result the Connecticut Education Association that represent school teachers is seeking an injunction against the state for “defaulting on its constitutional duty, jeopardizing students’ futures, putting cities and towns at risk.” Without a state budget for more than three months, Governor Dan Malloy […]

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City School Leaders Sweat Out State Budget Fiasco

September 27th, 2017 · 15 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The state that funds most city school expenses has no budget. Meanwhile, school officials have operated on city-budgeted cash to stay afloat. But that dough runs out next week. What to do? Contact state budget chief Ben Barnes who had served as finance director of city schools before his appointment as director of the Office […]

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Going, But Not Gone Yet

September 19th, 2017 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Only a few regular meetings remain for the current City Council that will be replaced by a new legislative body with some new faces in December. Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee revisited some questions he has presented to the current configuration during an address to councilors Monday night.

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Lopez To School Board: Don’t Micromanage Superintendent’s Work

August 30th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Monday night’s Board of Education agenda, the first of the new school year, included this item: “Possible action on superintendent and all other appropriate Bridgeport Public School District employees to execute all grant application documents and all other paperwork and correspondence necessary for the District to partner with the City of Bridgeport’s Lighthouse Program in its […]

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As Hartford Pols Battle Over Budget, Kids Suffer

August 25th, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events

Finances of Bridgeport’s cash-strapped school district have been exacerbated by the budget chaos in Hartford. With no state budget in place the stunted money flow from Hartford to Bridgeport is forcing local cuts to education services.

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State Budget Chaos Slices City Funding

August 22nd, 2017 · 7 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events

The state’s messy budget situation is causing havoc for cities and towns. In lieu of a state budget Governor Dan Malloy’s executive order decides funding levels. Under that scenario Bridgeport will lose millions in state aid, as the CT Mirror reports: In the absence of a state budget, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has spared Connecticut’s most […]

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