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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

‘Mr. Mayor, You Got Your Second Chance, Now Pass It On’

April 20th, 2017 · 6 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Howard Gardner writes in a commentary that appeared first in the Connecticut Post Mayor Joe Ganim must extend his second-chance message to city students. As a potential candidate in the 2015 mayoral race, I observed two amazing phenomena: how readily the minority community overlooked the egregious transgressions of a man who once […]

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School Chief Aresta Johnson, Others, Implore Council’s Budget Committee For More Education Dough

April 19th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

On a night the public was invited to speak about Mayor Joe Ganim’s $542 million proposed budget, most delivered passionate appeals for additional education spending including the city’s new school chief Aresta Johnson who told the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee “We want (school children) to have the same things other children have whether […]

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General Lee Pulls Out Boots For Public Hearing

April 19th, 2017 · 9 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee was among the taxpayers addressing city counselors at a budget public hearing Tuesday night, and brought with him his symbolic red boots signifying caution about red ink. Lee’s comments:

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Pereira Promises Political War If Schools Not Funded

April 18th, 2017 · 38 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Education, News and Events

She ends her letter with “warmest regards” but school board member Maria Pereira made clear in a letter to Mayor Joe Ganim and incumbent city councilors in her district that it will be political Armageddon in the Upper East Side where she serves as Democratic district leader if city schools don’t receive $11.4 million more […]

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Pereira Rallies Parents To Attend Education Public Hearing

April 17th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Declaring city schools are facing drastic cuts, Board of Education member Maria Pereira is urging parents to attend the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee public hearing on the proposed Board of Education budget April 25, 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers. A public hearing on the general fund budget will be Tuesday, 6 p.m. […]

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Scoring Lower Than Bridgeport Public Schools, Charter School Faces Probation

April 4th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The Bridge Academy, one of the state’s first charter schools, is expected to be put on probation Wednesday when the state considers renewing its charter.

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Lee, Flatto Disagree On Print Shop Numbers

April 3rd, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

City fiscal observer John Marshall Lee has engaged in a give and take with Finance Director Ken Flatto over expenditures in the municipal print shop. Lee addressed this subject in comments to the City Council Monday night. Women and men of the City Council, let’s revisit the operation of the City Print Shop and its […]

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Unanimous, School Board Selects Aresta Johnson As Education Leader

March 27th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

It’s been years in the making to name a school leader without “acting” or “interim” as part of a title, but Monday night the Board of Education did something it has rarely done on big issues, unanimously approving Aresta Johnson as superintendent of schools.

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