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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Lighthouse Program Awarded Nearly $500K

December 19th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

News release from mayor’s office: Congratulations to the Bridgeport Lighthouse Program in winning the 2017-2019 State Funded After School Grants! The City of Bridgeport announced today that the Lighthouse Program was awarded nearly $500,000 for their After School Program. The Lighthouse Program applied for three state grants to support after school activities in nine locations. All three grants […]

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Weldon New School Board Chair, Lopez: Don’t Mess With The Super

December 12th, 2017 · 48 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Republican John Weldon Monday night by a 5 to 3 vote was elected chairman of the Board of Education becoming the sixth leader in as many years. The organizational meeting at the Aquaculture School was chaired by Mayor Joe Ganim who appointed Weldon to the school board in November 2016 to fill a vacancy. Ben […]

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Lopez Warns School Board “Everyone Watching”

December 12th, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez addressed the newly minted Board of Education prior to the organizational meeting Monday at the Aquaculture School. In her prepared remarks Lopez highlights Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ decision to order a third Democratic primary in a North End City Council district. What does this have to do with […]

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Massachusetts Does A Better Job Educating Poor Than CT

December 11th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events

In the first of a series, Lessons From Next Door, Connecticut Mirror Reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas explains “The differing approaches to removing principals is just one of many areas where Massachusetts’ lawmakers have regularly taken bold action–or enabled local districts to–while Connecticut has been timid. It has shown in the outcomes for students from low-income […]

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Welding A School Board Coalition For John Weldon

December 11th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Black Rocker John Weldon who was elected to a four-year term in November is the favorite to win the chairmanship of the Board of Education at Monday’s organizational meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Aquaculture School. Mayor Joe Ganim will chair the organizational meeting of officers.

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Senator Moore Issues Challenge To New Group Of City Council Members

December 4th, 2017 · 22 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

On Sunday, elected officials for City Council, Board of Education and sheriff positions received the oath of office. State Senator Marilyn Moore has a challenge for the incoming class of council members: “walk a path that lifts the entire city up and that they make informed decisions and not just political ones.” Moore is being […]

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‘I Swear, I Swear, I Swear’ (Fingers Crossed)

November 23rd, 2017 · 8 Comments · City Council, Education, News and Events

It’s a fitting OIB moment when city officials raise their hands and swear at the street address named ‘Lyon’ Terrace. Make me no promises, I tell you no lies. (Or something like that.) The swearing-in ceremony for the 2017 elected officials will take place December 3rd at 5 pm in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. […]

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Martinez: Shatter Inequality In City Schools

November 16th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Education, News and Events

In a commentary that also appears in Education Connecticut, newly elected Board of Education member Jessica Martinez shares why she ran and what she hopes to accomplish. Today, I am extremely honored to announce that I have been elected to the Bridgeport Board of Education. I am eager for the opportunity to represent all parents and […]

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