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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Thwarting The Opposition, Mario’s Signature Strategy

July 31st, 2017 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

One of the pleasures–some would call it power–of serving as Democratic town chair is discretion to select the date of the party endorsement for respective candidates. “Selective” is a key word for Mario Testa who has a history of choosing a late endorsement date to handcuff potential pain-in-the ass opponents from securing petition signatures to […]

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Endorsed Dems Could Have Lots Of Primary Company

July 31st, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

If they secure 2,245 certified signatures from registered Democrats in Bridgeport, three petitioners will wage a September 12 primary for Board of Education against endorsed candidates Hernan Illingworth, Jessica Martinez and Chaila Robinson. JoAnn Kennedy and 138th Town Committee members Helen Losak and Eric Stewart-Alicea who are aligned with school board member Maria Pereira will […]

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Judge Lopez Provides Interpretation Of Republican School Board Endorsements

July 21st, 2017 · 32 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Thursday night Republicans endorsed for Board of Education sitting member John Weldon, 2015 petitioning mayoral candidate Chris Taylor and Black Rock realtor Diane Rello to four-year terms. They also endorsed former board member Jim Carbone to fill out the four-year term vacancy of Kevin McSpirit who was replaced by Weldon, per appointment by Mayor Joe […]

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Larcheveque Bows Out, Republicans Endorse Candidates For School Board

July 21st, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Board of Education Chair Joe Larcheveque Thursday night rejected pleas from Republican Party operatives to seek another four-year term at the GOP convention in which candidates for school board, city sheriff and City Council were endorsed. Citing family commitments and frustration with school board dysfunction, Larcheveque opted out.

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Please Figure This Out–The Puzzle Of Party Endorsements

July 20th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

This is a weird–and potentially transforming–election cycle. Several Board of Education members are packing it in, it appears, including Republicans Joe Larcheveque and Annette Segarra-Negron, and now, according to Democratic political operatives Rafael Fonseca. But, GOP sources say, Larcheveque is now on the fence.

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Cops And Cuts, City Council Candidate Weighs In On School Board Decisions

July 19th, 2017 · 105 Comments · Education, News and Events

Kyle Langan, a candidate for City Council in the West Side 132nd District, teaches 8th grade literature at Achievement First Bridgeport, a charter school. In this commentary he laments recent Board of Education decisions regarding school resource officers and the city’s Lighthouse afterschool program. As a teacher in Bridgeport, if you were to ask me […]

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Proposed Charter School Expansion Could Swell Ed Budget Deficit

July 17th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

A special meeting of the Board of Education will take place today (Monday) 5:30pm in Room 305 of City Hall in response to Capital Preparatory Harbor Charter School’s application with the state to expand in size and locations, a move local school officials assert will cost it an extra $200,000 in busing and other expenses.

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Meyer Renders Legal Opinion On Weldon School Board Position, Six Seats On November Ballot

July 15th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

UPDATE: City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer has issued a legal decision with the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State in which he advises that John Weldon’s school board seat should appear on the November ballot to fill out the term ending 2019. Meyer termed it a preliminary decision pending a legal review and interpretation […]

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