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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

DEEP Questions About GE Site For Harding High Replacement

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, Education

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Anyone hoping for a quick decision on GE’s inches-thick plan to cleanse its former Boston Avenue plant site of enough toxins that it can house a new city high school is going to be disappointed.

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What’s In A Name? Finch: Rename Harding Barack Obama High School

July 21st, 2014 · 90 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Informal poll. What did Shakespeare write? “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet,” or something like that. Should the new school to replace Harding High be named after President Obama? So says Mayor Bill Finch. The mayor hopes construction to replace Harding will begin this year on property owned by […]

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Scholarships For City Students

July 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Education, News and Events

News release from Berchem, Moses & Devlin law firm: Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. has announced that Diana Olivo, a 2014 graduate of Bridgeport’s Warren Harding High School, has been named the winner of its 2nd annual New Opportunities Scholarship. She will be awarded $5,000 for her college expenses.

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Feds Probe Charter School Operator

July 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

From the Hartford Courant: The troubled Hartford charter school operator FUSE was dealt another blow Friday when FBI agents served it with subpoenas to a grand jury that is examining the group’s operations.

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Charter School Parent: We Need To Come Together On Behalf Of Our Kids

July 17th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Education

Parents are frustrated about the controversy involving the charter group the Board of Education removed from managing low-performing Dunbar School. But are they willing to walk away from the charter school movement where they say progress has taken place? Here’s one perspective from charter school parent Tina Stevens: In the summer of 2009, I moved […]

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Charter Schools Play By Different Set Of Public Disclosure Rules

July 13th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Education, News and Events

Taxpayers foot the bill for charter school organizations, but when it comes to Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act, leadership conveniently decides what is available for public disclosure including the group that was just canned by the Board of Education from managing Dunbar School. More on this from Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: For example, if a […]

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School Board Expels Charter Group FUSE, Moales Blows Fuse

July 12th, 2014 · 88 Comments · Education, News and Events

On a night the Board of Education terminated the school system’s relationship with a controversial charter group managing the troubled Dunbar School, school board member Ken Moales proclaimed Mack Henry Allen who was employed by the organization was the victim of a “high-tech … lynching” and portrayed as a “black rapist.” Moales did not stay for […]

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