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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

The Challenge Of Choosing Textbooks For History Studies

March 24th, 2018 · 29 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: A textbook has been picked for the district’s new African-American studies course–but not everyone is a fan.

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OIB Poll: Harding Name Change?

March 23rd, 2018 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education

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Housatonic Community College Celebrates 50 Years

March 21st, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Education, News and Events

Housatonic Community College has come a long way from its humble beginning 50 years ago. Current enrollment is roughly 6,000 making it among the highest attended community colleges in Connecticut. Two-year programs have served as career springboards for doctors, lawyers, nurses and law enforcement professionals. More than 25 years ago, the college languished in an […]

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Petition Drive To Keep Harding High School Name

March 20th, 2018 · 16 Comments · Education, News and Events

A new school to replace antiquated Harding High is expected to be open for the next school year off Boston Avenue just blocks from the existing campus. Some sentiment exists to change the school name. A number of Harding alums, however, say hold on a minute, the school name represents a pride point. Don’t mess […]

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Parent: What Would You Do If Your Child Lacked Access To A Good School?

March 17th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Claudia Phillips, a supporter of charter schools, made her pitch to state legislators recently about funding inequities. In this commentary she declares, “For those who oppose my child’s right to fair funding and a quality education, I have to ask: what would you do if your child didn’t have access to a good school? Would […]

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As Construction Progresses, Debate Centers On Harding Name

March 14th, 2018 · 45 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

With construction of a new facility to replace Harding High progressing for the next school year, the naming of the school has reemerged. Keep the name or something new? Four years ago then Mayor Bill Finch, whose administration secured property off Boston Avenue from General Electric to build a modern facility, suggested renaming the school […]

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School Board Wants Surplus

February 14th, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

On Monday Mayor Joe Ganim announced a surplus of roughly $4.6 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. A few hours later the Board of Education voted 7-0 to urge the mayor to hand it over to the school system.

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Let’s Make Friends, The Top 100 Wage Earners For 2017

January 18th, 2018 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s a rite of passage on OIB serenading the list of top 100 municipal wage earners. In 2017 the narrative is essentially the same as decades prior with city police officers dominating the list via overtime. Leading the pack in 2017 is an outlier, Jimmy Honis who retired as deputy chief after 47 years of […]

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