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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Judge Lopez Provides Interpretation Of Republican School Board Endorsements

July 21st, 2017 · 32 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Thursday night Republicans endorsed for Board of Education sitting member John Weldon, 2015 petitioning mayoral candidate Chris Taylor and Black Rock realtor Diane Rello to four-year terms. They also endorsed former board member Jim Carbone to fill out the four-year term vacancy of Kevin McSpirit who was replaced by Weldon, per appointment by Mayor Joe […]

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Larcheveque Bows Out, Republicans Endorse Candidates For School Board

July 21st, 2017 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Board of Education Chair Joe Larcheveque Thursday night rejected pleas from Republican Party operatives to seek another four-year term at the GOP convention in which candidates for school board, city sheriff and City Council were endorsed. Citing family commitments and frustration with school board dysfunction, Larcheveque opted out.

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Please Figure This Out–The Puzzle Of Party Endorsements

July 20th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

This is a weird–and potentially transforming–election cycle. Several Board of Education members are packing it in, it appears, including Republicans Joe Larcheveque and Annette Segarra-Negron, and now, according to Democratic political operatives Rafael Fonseca. But, GOP sources say, Larcheveque is now on the fence.

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Cops And Cuts, City Council Candidate Weighs In On School Board Decisions

July 19th, 2017 · 105 Comments · Education, News and Events

Kyle Langan, a candidate for City Council in the West Side 132nd District, teaches 8th grade literature at Achievement First Bridgeport, a charter school. In this commentary he laments recent Board of Education decisions regarding school resource officers and the city’s Lighthouse afterschool program. As a teacher in Bridgeport, if you were to ask me […]

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Proposed Charter School Expansion Could Swell Ed Budget Deficit

July 17th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

A special meeting of the Board of Education will take place today (Monday) 5:30pm in Room 305 of City Hall in response to Capital Preparatory Harbor Charter School’s application with the state to expand in size and locations, a move local school officials assert will cost it an extra $200,000 in busing and other expenses.

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Meyer Renders Legal Opinion On Weldon School Board Position, Six Seats On November Ballot

July 15th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

UPDATE: City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer has issued a legal decision with the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State in which he advises that John Weldon’s school board seat should appear on the November ballot to fill out the term ending 2019. Meyer termed it a preliminary decision pending a legal review and interpretation […]

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Veteran City Council Member Castillo And Education Activist Join Forces For District Run

July 14th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Incumbent city councilman from the 136th District Alfredo Castillo has paired up with community activist Maria Zambrano Viggiano to represent the East Side and Hollow neighborhoods. The other councilman for the district Jose Casco says he plans to seek reelection and is searching for a campaign partner that would set up a September Democratic primary.

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Gardner Laments Pols Favoring City At Expense Of Schools

July 13th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Howard Gardner in a commentary that also appeared in the CT Post asserts “As long as the administration and political bosses can pressure and influence members of the board, the 21,000 children of this district will always get the short end of the stick.”

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