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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Missing In Action – Deadline To Grade School Chief Extended

August 17th, 2018 · 27 Comments · Education, News and Events, Uncategorized

The job evaluation of Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson has caused a dust-up among some Board of Education members following chairman John Weldon’s decision to extend the process by 10 days for others who did not meet the agreed-upon August 8th submission deadline. Weldon extended the deadline for board members Dennis Bradley and Jessica Martinez, […]

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Turner Backed By Current And Former School Board Members

August 10th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Eight current and former members of the Board of Education are supporting Aaron Turner for State Senate over sitting school board member Dennis Bradley in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Endorsement letter follows from Maria Pereira, Ben Walker, Joe Sokolovic, John Bagley, Howard Gardner,  Sauda Efia-Baraka, Bobby Simmons and Max Medina.

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Meanwhile, Bradley Releases Video Pitch On Education

August 10th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley, a member of the Board of Education, declares “It’s about us coming together as a community” in a closing video before Tuesday’s primary for State Senate.

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Deans Named For UB’s Three New Colleges

August 8th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

News release from UB: The University of Bridgeport today announced that Drs. Manyul Im, Carol Papp, and Tarek Sobh have been named Deans of the University’s three newly created colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences; The College of Engineering, Business and Education; and The College of Health Sciences.

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With A Little Help From Rich Friends–Independent Expenditures Boost Candidates In Bridgeport Races

July 31st, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

A $100,000 donation to a Connecticut political action committee from Alice Walton, daughter of WalMart founder Sam Walton and richest woman in the world, is bolstering independent expenditures on behalf of legislative candidates supportive of charter schools including Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley seeking the open seat in Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District. He’s challenged in the […]

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Housatonic Open For Walk-In Registration

July 28th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

Housatonic Community College (HCC) will be open Saturdays, August 4, 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. to offer new and continuing students access to one-stop, walk-in registration, including a full range of assistance to complete the registration process in time for the fall semester, which begins on August 28.

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Lamont’s Lofty Promises Would Become A Mega Windfall For City

July 20th, 2018 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Ned Lamont is making promises no gubernatorial contender has ever delivered before, but if he becomes governor and shepherds his pledges they’ll represent well over $50 million extra to the state’s largest city for reimbursement on payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) and Education Cost Sharing (ECS) formula.

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OIB Poll: Grading Aresta Johnson

July 16th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

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