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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

School Reform Group Launches Campaign Supporting Charter Schools

April 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · 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 · 68 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 that the school board is “completely ignoring the […]

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Governor To Deliver UB Commencement–Will Finch Show?

April 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Governor Dan Malloy will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the University of Bridgeport’s graduation exercises on Saturday May 10 at Webster Bank Arena. Will Mayor Bill Finch put aside his myopic opposition to UB and make an appearance?

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Will Harding Be Bagley’s Airball?

April 8th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member John Bagley was a star hoopster at Harding where students are forced to learn under challenging conditions. The money is in place for a new high school. Will Bags make it happen? From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Saying that the current Harding High School poses as much or more of […]

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City Council To Receive Budget, Interim School Chief ‘Shocked’ By Mayor’s School Funding

April 7th, 2014 · 26 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s proposed $522,966,587 budget will be officially submitted to the City Council tonight (Monday). The spending plan that calls for a hike of just under one mil representing a roughly $120 tax increase on the average city homeowner will be referred to the Budget and Appropriations Committee co-chaired by Sue Brannelly and Mike Marella.

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What’s Wrong With More Educational Options For Students?

April 4th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Former school board member Maria Pereira has silenced her voice as Bridgeport chair of the Connecticut Working Families Party, but certainly not her lungs against

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No April Fools! Pereira Resigns From Working Families Party, Cites WFP Support For Malloy

April 1st, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira, a controversial presence in her battle against the political establishment, has resigned from the Connecticut Working Families Party announcing “because the Working Families Party has indicated its intention to support the re-election of Governor Dannel Malloy, I cannot be a part of or associated with any such […]

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