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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Malloy To Police Chiefs: Local Police Should Not Take Action Solely To Enforce Federal Immigration Law

February 22nd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release from Governor Dan Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the commissioners of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Department of Correction, and the State Department of Education today announced that–in response to increasing concerns regarding the impact that a recent presidential executive order on immigration matters and corresponding implementation memos […]

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Governor’s Budget Destroys After-school Programs

February 22nd, 2017 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport Director of Youth Services Tammy Papa on Tuesday told the state legislature’s Elementary and Secondary Education Appropriations Subcommittee that Governor Dan Malloy’s budget proposal will cripple after-school programs for thousands of kids.

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Pereira Issues Call To Action On Governor’s Education Allocation

February 18th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

School board member Maria Pereira is urging education advocates to attend or issue testimony regarding the state legislature’s Education Committee’s public hearing Tuesday on Governor Dan Malloy’s proposed education spending. From Pereira:

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For The Love Of Politics–Primaries

February 14th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

You can spend all your time making love. You can spend all your love making time. In city politics, it cuts both ways. Break up, get back together. Break up, get back together. Break up, get back together. Sometimes, just like St. Valentine, it’s off with your head (politically speaking anyway). Is there a lot […]

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School Board Declares Safe Haven For Students

February 8th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Education, News and Events

From CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck: Declaring a state directive to protect immigrant students not enough, the city school board on Tuesday voted to declare its district a safe haven for all students.

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Malloy Proposes New School Funding Formula To Aid Cities

February 6th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

Local education advocates argue city schools suffer from lack of funding. Governor Dan Malloy asserts it’s time to do something about this, according to a news release he issued on Monday as he puts the final touches on his Wednesday budget proposal to the state legislature. Additional details about what this means financially for poorer […]

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Pereira Wants State Complaint Hearings Delayed Until Lawyer Issue Resolved

January 29th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Education

Declaring “since when do one’s political enemies get to select one’s legal representation,” Board of Education member Maria Pereira has asked the executive director of the State Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to postpone procedural complaints alleging age and race discrimination against her until “the matter of my legal representation is resolved.”

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Battle Lines Drawn Between Education Advocates Pereira And Martinez

January 19th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

School board member Maria Pereira and education advocate Jessica Martinez are high octane personalities with decidedly different mantras about the direction of the education system for Connecticut’s largest city. Pereira is a staunch protectionist of the local district, Martinez a proponent of charter schools that receive public funds but operate independently of traditional school districts. […]

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