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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

School Board Monday Night Fight Over Lighthouse Program

May 23rd, 2017 · 29 Comments · Education, News and Events

pic.twitter.com/G7ZfecJDuv — linda lambeck (@lclambeck) May 23, 2017 If you’re bored with the Board of Education, it wasn’t so boring Monday night. The nine-member body got into quite an exchange over an eventual vote that failed to overturn a $500,000 rental fee charged to the city’s Lighthouse program for after school and summer programs that […]

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City Council Romper Room–The Play For Legislative Leader

May 22nd, 2017 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

For a traditionally sleepy cycle, there’s a wake of moving parts in this election season featuring offices for City Council and Board of Education. One key part is whether City Council President Tom McCarthy will seek reelection to his North End seat. On Sunday Big Mac said he hasn’t made a decision.

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Ganim, Housatonic Connect On Second-chance Scholarships

May 15th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim: Mayor Ganim and Housatonic Community College (HCC) President Dr. Paul Broadie came together on Monday, May 15, 2017 to sign a contract that would expand higher education opportunities to individuals with prior convictions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) states that HCC will award scholarships to individuals from the Mayor’s […]

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Jessica Martinez Brings Passion To School Board Race

May 10th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Jessica Martinez, the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s moratorium on magnet and charter schools, says she will be a Democratic candidate for Board of Education. Strap in. It’s gonna be a wild battle.

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Lighthouse Program Could Go Dark

May 10th, 2017 · 14 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Some 2,800 city children will be without a day camp program this summer unless a stalemate between the city and school board is resolved by Monday.

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How Many Times Must You Be Arrested For Drunken Driving?

May 9th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

In 2011, Stephen Wright was a key swing vote in the Connecticut Board of Education’s approval for state control of Bridgeport schools eventually vacated by the state Supreme Court. On Tuesday, finally, he was taken into custody following his fourth arrest, in four months, on drunken driving charges.

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Founder Of Bridgeport Charter School Scrutinized For Hartford Model

May 6th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

The founder of Capital Prep Harbor School, located Downtown, and the Connecticut Department of Education, are coming under fire by state auditors for lack of enrollment oversight at the Hartford school that served as the Bridgeport model.

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Students Salute City Firefighters

May 5th, 2017 · 88 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

On International Firefighters Day, city school students and neighborhood residents saluted Bridgeport’s public safety, courtesy of an event organized by the 138th Democratic Town Committee that represents the Upper East Side.

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