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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Working Families Party Won’t Rule Out Pelto Endorsement For Governor

April 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

In 2010, Tom Foley received more votes for governor on the Republican line than Dan Malloy received on the Democratic line. The 20,000-vote difference was the Connecticut Working Families Party line where Malloy’s name also appeared for an extra 26,308 votes. Combined with his Democratic vote haul, Malloy was elected governor by roughly 6,000 votes […]

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Kohut: Bridgeport An Education Lab Rat For State

April 22nd, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, State Politics

2011 mayoral candidate Jeff Kohut, in a commentary, does not hold back his observations about state and local political leadership. From Kohut: The State of Connecticut has become the national policy laboratory for the debate over the remediation of the US public education system, with Bridgeport serving as the principal lab rat in this regard.

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Sale Of Boys & Girls Club, Firefighters Agreement, Capital Improvements On City Council Agenda

April 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

Citation for the UB women’s gymnastics team winning the national championship, sale of the Boys & Girls Club, collective bargaining agreement with the firefighters union, capital improvement projects and five-year capital plan are among the items on the City Council agenda for tonight (Monday) at 7 in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. Full council […]

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University Of Bridgeport And Bridgeport Hospital Integrate Nursing Program

April 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

News release from UB: The University of Bridgeport and Bridgeport Hospital announced today that they are developing plans to integrate the nursing program at the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing (BHSN) into the University.

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UB Happy At UB!

April 18th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

The University of Bridgeport is planning a major announcement for next week that will be great news for the city. Meanwhile, UB happy for UB. Check out the video.

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School Reform Group Launches Campaign Supporting Charter Schools

April 17th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Education, News and Events

Families for Excellent Schools www.FamiliesForExcellentSchools.org has taken to the airwaves in response to the Board of Education “committed to filing legal action to block the opening” of charter schools. The Connecticut Mirror has more on this here. News release from FES. Families for Excellent Schools (FES), an organization of parents and supporters of school reform, […]

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The Quest For A New Harding High, Working Families Party More Concerned About Kids Or Politics?

April 10th, 2014 · 69 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport needs a replacement for the antiquated hulk called Harding High School. The money is in place, but time is running short to approve the site plan. Does the Connecticut Working Families Party that controls the Board of Education understand that? Education Bridgeport scribe Megan DeSombre writes the school board is “completely ignoring the fact […]

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