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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Aresta Johnson To Lead Schools On Interim Basis

December 6th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Education, News and Events

Aresta Johnson will become interim school chief when Fran Rabinowitz leaves the district at the end of the month while the Board of Education continues its search for a permanent leader.

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For Ganim, Education Means Appointing School Board Members

November 30th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Education: Ganim’s first year back. On the 2015 campaign trail Joe Ganim uttered the usual stuff about education: fully fund schools, create a 21st century climate, modernize the infrastructure, yadda, yadda, yadda. What he did not expect, however, was appointing one-third of the nine-member Board of Education the second half of his first year back […]

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Pereira Claims Police Harassment At Peaceful Protests

November 23rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

As the community group Faith Acts for Education conducted a forum with members of the Board of Education Monday night at Cathedral of Praise in the South End (see account from executive director below), board member Maria Pereira was outside joined by protesters opposed to the group’s support of charter schools. Pereira asserts it’s become a habit for police […]

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Ganim Appoints John Weldon To School Board

November 23rd, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDDATE: Black Rocker John Weldon on Tuesday was appointed to the Board of Education by Mayor Joe Ganim to fill the vacancy of Republican Kevin McSpirit that now completes the full nine-member school board. Weldon’s appointment is key in perhaps swaying the balance of power as well as the organizational meeting of officers that will take […]

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Sacred Heart University Grows Bigger And Bigger On Bridgeport Line

November 21st, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Deep-pocketed Sacred Heart University announced on Monday it has purchased the nearby 66-acre Fairfied property of General Electric, now headquartered in Boston, for $31.5 million “But with Sacred Heart’s acquisition, the property will no longer be subject to the same property tax payments, due to the university’s nonprofit status–a fact that concerns Fairfield First Selectman […]

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State Opposes Lawsuit Challenging School Choice Restrictions

November 21st, 2016 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Dave Collins, AP: Connecticut officials on Monday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and school choice programs.

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How Many School Board Members Will Show At Forum?

November 20th, 2016 · 102 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The community group Faith Acts for Education will conduct a forum with members of the Board of Education Monday 6pm at Cathedral of Praise, 45 Gregory Street in the South End. Asserting “Bridgeport deserves better from its elected Board of Education,” Faith Acts members conducted a demonstration at Geraldine Johnson School in September. How many […]

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Wanted: Interim School Chief

November 14th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The Board of Education is scheduled to conduct a special meeting Tuesday at 5:30 to discuss “filling interim superintendent vacancy” of Fran Rabinowitz who announced she’s leaving at the end of the year following a clash with school board member Maria Pereira. The board has assembled selectively in special meetings called by Chair Dennis Bradley […]

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