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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Teachers Endorse Gomes

January 29th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Hey, with all this drama playing out with Ricky DeJesus, there’s a special election for State Senate February 24. Former State Senator Ed Gomes has been endorsed by two teachers associations. News release: Connecticut teachers have endorsed Edwin Gomes for the special election in the 23rd Senate District, which includes portions of Bridgeport and Stratford.

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Foster Hits Finch On Hypocrisy

January 28th, 2015 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

In what could be a prelude to another run for mayor this year, 2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster cites “examples of the cultural DNA of political corruption that has wholly permeated and consumed the operations of this administration.” From Foster: Mayor Bill Finch needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror before […]

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Finch Ends Snow Emergency

January 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch ended the city’s snow emergency, which means parking in the city will go back to normal.

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School Chief Seeks Millions More For Proposed Budget

January 20th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events

Acting Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz wants $251.5 million to operate city schools in the budget year that starts July 1, a five percent increase. From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The city school district needs $7 million more in 2015-16 just to keep things running as they are, according to a budget plan developed […]

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Gardner: Good Night’s Sleep, Mr. Mayor? The Quest To Work For All Citizens

January 14th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Politics, Education

Board of Education member Howard Gardner, considering a mayoral run, shares this commentary about the need for a city that works for “all its citizens.” If I’ve learned anything during my first 12 months on the Bridgeport Board of Education, it is this–education reform is hard; not hard as being insolvable; hard in that it […]

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A Challenge To Replenish Dunbar Student Activities Account

January 13th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events

Retired city firefighter Donald Day, in a commentary, issues a community challenge to rebuild the fleeced student activities account from Dunbar School that led to the arrest and resignation of its principal. Donations payable to Paul L. Dunbar School Activity Account in care of Dunbar School, 445 Union Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06607. Day says he […]

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When Will Ex-Principal’s Name Be Scrubbed From Dunbar Website?

January 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Education, News and Events

She’s no longer the principal at Dunbar Elementary School after allegedly stealing $10,000 from a student activities account, but Marilyn Taylor’s name and welcoming remarks were still highlighted on the school website Tuesday.

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