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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Ganim: State Must Invest In Urban Schools

March 2nd, 2017 · 12 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

In written testimony submitted Tuesday to the state legislature’s Education Committee, Mayor Joe Ganim declares “I must tell each of you that for a city like Bridgeport that has suffered decades of massive under-funding of our public schools to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, sitting in that courtroom last September and listening […]

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State Grades Public Schools, Most Drop

February 28th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

From the CT Mirror: The zero-to-100 grade the state gives every public school and district each year declined for the vast majority of public schools and districts, according to data released by the State Department of Education Tuesday.

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A ‘Horatio Alger’ Career–Business Titan Ernie Trefz

February 26th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Ernie Trefz, a Bridgeport business community titan for decades whose Downtown-based Trefz Corporation owned dozens of McDonalds franchises, commercial real estate and apartment buildings, passed away Saturday morning. He was a major benefactor of the University of Bridgeport including a business school named for him. He was 84.

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Education Advocates Debate Student Transportation Distance

February 26th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Education, News and Events

On Friday the community action group FaithActs for Education, citing safety concerns, protested a possible cut to busing services for elementary students who live between 1 and 1.5 miles from school that could save the financially strapped Bridgeport school district $1.3 million in transportation costs. School board member Maria Pereira asserts Governor Dan Malloy’s proposed budget […]

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Malloy To Police Chiefs: Local Police Should Not Take Action Solely To Enforce Federal Immigration Law

February 22nd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release from Governor Dan Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the commissioners of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Department of Correction, and the State Department of Education today announced that–in response to increasing concerns regarding the impact that a recent presidential executive order on immigration matters and corresponding implementation memos […]

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Governor’s Budget Destroys After-school Programs

February 22nd, 2017 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport Director of Youth Services Tammy Papa on Tuesday told the state legislature’s Elementary and Secondary Education Appropriations Subcommittee that Governor Dan Malloy’s budget proposal will cripple after-school programs for thousands of kids.

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Pereira Issues Call To Action On Governor’s Education Allocation

February 18th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Education, News and Events

School board member Maria Pereira is urging education advocates to attend or issue testimony regarding the state legislature’s Education Committee’s public hearing Tuesday on Governor Dan Malloy’s proposed education spending. From Pereira:

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For The Love Of Politics–Primaries

February 14th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

You can spend all your time making love. You can spend all your love making time. In city politics, it cuts both ways. Break up, get back together. Break up, get back together. Break up, get back together. Sometimes, just like St. Valentine, it’s off with your head (politically speaking anyway). Is there a lot […]

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