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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Parziale Sums It Up

September 27th, 2016 · 21 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement

OIB friend, past CC member and past council president Lisa Parziale comments on the state of Bridgeport city management by both the mayor and City Council, and encourages others to get involved to fix the problems. December 2015 ended two terms of leadership under former Mayor Bill Finch, and the torch was then passed to […]

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Committed Bridgeport Board of Education Members Schedule Press Conference, Howard Gardner’s “21,000 Children Held Hostage” Op-Ed

September 26th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Education, News and Events

UPDATED to include Howard Gardner’s “21,000 Children Held Hostage” Op-Ed also printed in the CT Post. Is there a penalty for publicly breaking an oath of office? The four non-boycotting BOE members held a press conference at 6:30 Monday evening at Geraldine Johnson School. COMMITTED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS BARAKA, GARDNER, PEREIRA AND WALKER INSIST […]

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Lifelong Republican Baffled By Republican Participation In BOE Boycott

September 26th, 2016 · 37 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Lifelong Republican and recent OIB commenter Joseph Sokolovic is baffled by the Republican participation in the BOE boycott, and suspects a nefarious (or just business as usual in Bridgeport) plot. Strange Bedfellows, indeed. They say politics make strange bedfellows. Never has this been more true than when it comes to the recent events at the […]

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Show Me The Money???!!!

September 25th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Financial watchdog John Marshal Lee reports on the Community March in Solidarity With Our Police Department held Saturday, and questions the absence of support for education. SHOW ME THE MONEY???!!! This afternoon a “Community March in Solidarity With Our Police Department” walked a few blocks from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at 100 Park Ave. […]

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Bridgeport Deserves Better: A Prayerful Demonstration

September 23rd, 2016 · 25 Comments · Education, News and Events

News release from FAITHACTS FOR EDUCATION: WHAT: Bridgeport Deserves Better: A Prayerful Demonstration WHEN: Monday, September 26, 2016, 6:00pm WHERE: Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Ave, Bridgeport, CT WHO: FaithActs for Education, a non-partisan, faith-based organization dedicated to improving education for all children.

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Lee To Council: Use The Unanticipated State Money To Reinstate The Laid-off Kindergarten Paraprofessionals

September 22nd, 2016 · 40 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

Tuesday night citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee asked the City Council to allocate the recent unanticipated and therefore not yet budgeted State Municipal Revenue Sharing to the BOE to reinstate the laid-off paraprofessionals. “… think instead of a five-year-old girl or boy standing here in their third week of school in Bridgeport without the […]

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Pereira Files Lawsuit Challenging Ganim’s School Board Appointment

September 19th, 2016 · 19 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Hearing continued until Segarra-Negron can be made a party to the action. UPDATE: Court complaint here. Board of Education member Maria Pereira on Monday (September 12) filed a lawsuit against Mayor Joe Ganim asserting his recent school board appointment of Republican Annette Segarra-Negron to fill out the term of Dave Hennessey violates Connecticut law and the Bridgeport […]

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Pereira: Let’s Get Back To Work For Students

September 17th, 2016 · 128 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education member Maria Pereira, the subject of a historic boycott by four school board members, writes in a commentary the strikers must “stop behaving like petulant children on a playground and get back to the critical work they were elected to do, or they should be the ones to resign.” One must ask […]

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