Entries Categorized as 'Education'
May 19th, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement
May 19th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee often encourages City Council members to eat their OATs–open, accountable, transparent–while reviewing the city budget. In his latest address to the council Monday night, Lee suggests they coulda cut the budget they approved recently. From Lee: The budget for the 2015-16 that the Mayor presented to you in a […]
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May 15th, 2015 · 31 Comments · Education, News and Events
Jorge Cabrera, a product of Bridgeport schools who’s been involved in a variety of education issues, offers several suggestions to “bring opportunity back to our schools.” Cabrera can be reached at JlrCabrera@aol.com. I received a good education in the Bridgeport public schools. As a student my days were filled with many extracurricular activities, teachers who […]
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May 15th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events
The charter school advocacy group The Coalition For Every Child has released its latest statewide television ad days after more than 1,000 people attended a rally on the steps of the state Capitol in Hartford protesting funding cuts by a legislative committee that would impact charters schools in Bridgeport and Stamford. Funding for both schools […]
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May 13th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events
From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror: The cost to bus charter school students and advocates to rallies: $87,870. The cost of providing them food from Subway: $14,040.
May 11th, 2015 · 19 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education
The City Council Monday night by an 18-2 vote approved the no-tax-increase budget proposed by Mayor Bill Finch in a municipal election year. Councilors Enrique Torres and Bob Halstead voted against the budget.
May 11th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
In his recent acceptance of the Law Day Award from the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe addresses the “cabal” that tried to seize control of the city school system in 2011. “Using the July 4th holiday as a cover, a conspiracy reaching to the highest level of state and municipal government, […]
May 9th, 2015 · No Comments · Education, News and Events
From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State Bond Commission is anticipated to approve nearly $1.6 million in grants at its meeting on Monday that will be used to improve and upgrade early childhood education classrooms across the state. Among the municipalities awarded was Bridgeport, which will receive […]