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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Filling A School Board Vacancy Should Not Be Complex

June 25th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday night to address development of policy to fill a vacancy. There’s been much hullabaloo over filling the seat vacated by Dave Hennesssey, from what political party may replace it, to the time line required, to the appointing body if the time line is not met. Phil […]

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Business Formation Workshop At Housatonic Community College

June 23rd, 2016 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will be the featured speaker at a Bridgeport Minority Business Development Agency Center workshop Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at Housatonic Community College BH Room 321. She will discuss the “Business Startup Tool and general features of the online business services technology that streamlines the process for […]

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Let The Sun In (Especially On Fiscal Matters)

June 7th, 2016 · 9 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee stepped up to the podium at the City Council meeting Monday night to remind members not to spend too much time sunning on the beach. Council members, the capital and operating budgets have been set. Summer will soon be here. Is it time to kick back and party?

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Former Councilman Asserts Hennessey’s School Board Party Switch Not Straight Up

June 6th, 2016 · 25 Comments · City Politics, Education

The resignation of Dave Hennessey from the Board of Education has triggered a controversy about the political affiliation of his replacement. Elected as a Democrat in 2013, Hennessey switched his party affiliation in January to Republican. Lawyers advising the BOE say his replacement must be a Republican. Board members are in the process of selecting […]

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Pereira Threatens Court Action Over School Board Replacement

May 29th, 2016 · 86 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Democratic Board of Education member Maria Pereira is taking issue with the replacement process following the resignation of board member Dave Hennessey, elected as a Democrat in 2013 but switching his party affiliation to Republican early this year. A Board of Education vacancy posting declares the replacement should come from a registered Republican, per the […]

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City Council Sets Mil Rate, Ganim Signs Budget, Claims Lower Tax Burden, Walker: Disease Has Not Been Treated

May 27th, 2016 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Friday he has signed a $552 million budget approved by the City Council that sets a mil rate at 54.37 for real estate and personal property and includes a motor vehicle mil rate at 37 per a state-mandated cap. Ganim asserts, despite the rate increase from the current year […]

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Party-Switching Hennessey Resigns From School Board

May 25th, 2016 · 97 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Elected as a Democrat and recently becoming a Republican, Dave Hennessey has resigned from the Board of Education. He was part of a coalition that defeated the endorsed Democrats for school board in 2013 and served as board chair. It’s been, to say the least, a contentious Board of Education in recent years.

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Bridgeport Graduation Rate Down

May 24th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

While Governor Dan Malloy touted a record-high state graduation rate the other day, the state’s largest city still lags way behind. CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck has more:

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