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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Unanimous, School Board Selects Aresta Johnson As Education Leader

March 27th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

It’s been years in the making to name a school leader without “acting” or “interim” as part of a title, but Monday night the Board of Education did something it has rarely done on big issues, unanimously approving Aresta Johnson as superintendent of schools.

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Could It Be Geraldine Johnson To Aresta Johnson?

March 24th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

>Give acting school chief Aresta Johnson credit for displaying a sense of city history in the school named for the city’s first African American public education leader. The Board of Education is scheduled to vote on a permanent chief Monday night, see here.

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Stafstrom: Moving Cities Forward Requires ‘We Before Me’

March 24th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport State Rep. Steve Stafstrom writes in a commentary that “we must partner together, standing united as cities and suburban towns to help our cities thrive as the sustainable regional job creators and economic drivers we need them to be.”

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Less-experienced Teachers For Black Students In Public Schools

March 23rd, 2017 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror Black students in Connecticut’s public schools are being taught by far more new, less-experienced teachers than their white peers.

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Rosario Urges Fair Funding Of School Choice

March 20th, 2017 · 39 Comments · Education, News and Events

Declaring “Connecticut’s schools of choice change thousands of lives in and beyond Bridgeport, and open thousands of doors for our state’s neediest students,” State Rep. Chris Rosario on Monday joined charter school advocates and parents at the State Capitol urging fair funding for “public schools of choice including public charter schools and magnet schools.”

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School Board Issues City Ultimatum, Pay Up Or Get Lost

March 15th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events

The Board of Education says it’s time for the city’s rent-free Lighthouse Program, popular with some parents, to pay $500,000 in rent.

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One Day After Bailing, She’s Back

March 7th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Angella Katrise Perera is back in the running for city schools superintendent.

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Pereira Shares Her Take On Perera

March 7th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Education, News and Events

Angella Katrise Perera announced on Monday she had withdrawn her name as a finalist for school chief, leaving acting Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson the lone candidate to lead the district. Board of Education member Maria Pereira (posted in the OIB comment section) shares why Perera would not have received her vote over Johnson. Ms. […]

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