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Parking Concerns Raised At New Roosevelt School

October 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Bridgeport Education Association President Rob Traber is scheduled to address the City Council Monday night regarding parking at the new Roosevelt School in the South End. In a related commentary retired city firefighter Andy Fardy raises questions about school parking. I have a question, who is in charge of designing the new schools in Bridgeport? […]

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Bagley Fast Breaks From School Board, Resigns Elected Position

October 18th, 2014 · 45 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

John Bagley, the ex Harding High School hoop star who’s been engaged in disagreement with the city over construction of a new school, has resigned from the Board of Education. Bagley, a registered Democrat, was elected to the school board two years ago running on the Working Families Party line.

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POTUS Factor Versus Foley’s Follies

October 15th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Four years ago, three days before the general election, Barack Obama touched down in Bridgeport, which touched off Democratic enthusiasm elevating Dan Malloy to the governorship over Republican Tom Foley. Will history repeat itself?

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Emboldened by Carmen Lopez, Officials Wonder About Work History Of Construction Company

October 13th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Backed by research of retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, a fierce critic of the Finch administration, some members of the City Council and school board have questions about the 15-year work history between the city and a leading Connecticut construction firm. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Since the late 1990s, under three different mayors, […]

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School Security Proposal Raises Questions

October 12th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: A proposal to keep sex offenders and other criminals out of city schools by doing instant background checks and issuing photo IDs to all visitors could well be jettisoned before it is even tried.

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The Straitjacket Of Standardized Testing

October 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Education

Chris Tienken, a professor of Education Administration at Seton Hall University in the College of Education and Human Services, has spent years analyzing the national school reform landscape including the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a hot topic in the education community in Connecticut and locally in Bridgeport. In this video Tienken shares observations and […]

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Obama Returning To Bridgeport To Campaign For Malloy

October 10th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The last time Barack Obama touched down in Connecticut’s most populous city four years ago, nearly 10,000 supporters jammed the Webster Bank Arena leading to an Election Day ballot shortage three days later that set off a frenzy to accommodate angry voters. A White House spokesperson confirmed Thursday afternoon that Obama will visit Bridgeport Wednesday […]

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