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Massachusetts Does A Better Job Educating Poor Than CT

December 11th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Education, Uncategorized

In the first of a series, Lessons From Next Door, Connecticut Mirror Reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas explains “The differing approaches to removing principals is just one of many areas where Massachusetts’ lawmakers have regularly taken bold action – or enabled local districts to – while Connecticut has been timid. It has shown in the outcomes […]

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Welding A School Board Coalition For John Weldon

December 11th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Politics, Education, Uncategorized

Black Rocker John Weldon who was elected to a four-year term in November is the favorite to win the chairmanship of the Board of Education at Monday’s organizational meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Aquaculture School. Mayor Joe Ganim will chair the organizational meeting of officers.

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Senator Moore Issues Challenge To New Group Of City Council Members

December 4th, 2017 · 22 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

On Sunday, elected officials for City Council, Board of Education and sheriff positions received the oath of office. State Senator Marilyn Moore has a challenge for the incoming class of council members: “walk a path that lifts the entire city up and that they make informed decisions and not just political ones.” Moore is being […]

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‘I Swear, I Swear, I Swear’ (Fingers Crossed)

November 23rd, 2017 · 8 Comments · City Council, Education, News and Events

It’s a fitting OIB moment when city officials raise their hands and swear at the street address named ‘Lyon’ Terrace. Make me no promises, I tell you no lies. (Or something like that.) The swearing-in ceremony for the 2017 elected officials will take place December 3rd at 5 pm in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. […]

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Martinez: Shatter Inequality In City Schools

November 16th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Education, News and Events

In a commentary that also appears in Education Connecticut, newly elected Board of Education member Jessica Martinez shares why she ran and what she hopes to accomplish. Today, I am extremely honored to announce that I have been elected to the Bridgeport Board of Education. I am eager for the opportunity to represent all parents and […]

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Oh Boy, Here It Comes: School Board Standoff Between Jessica And Maria

November 13th, 2017 · 80 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Strap in. No, hunker down. No, bring along a makeshift bunker. The fireworks on the newly minted Board of Education that convenes in December will be ear-splittingly pyrotechnic. Jessica Martinez’s election to the school board sets up a fiery antithetical policy standoff with Maria Pereira of pro- and anti-charter school competitors. Both don’t give an […]

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Lord (And Taylor), A School Board Recount

November 9th, 2017 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

As the returns came in Tuesday night, elections officials were praying … please, no recounts! Well, they got another one. A Board of Education recount between Republican Chris Taylor and Working Families Party candidate, incumbent Howard Gardner, will take place Wednesday morning 10 a.m. in the Margaret Morton Government Center.

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Winners By The Numbers

November 8th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The winners via The Connecticut Secretary of the State public reporting web page. Winners in bold follow:

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