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Entries Categorized as 'Education'

Oh Boy, Here It Comes: School Board Standoff Between Jessica And Maria

November 13th, 2017 · 80 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Strap in. No, hunker down. No, bring along a makeshift bunker. The fireworks on the newly minted Board of Education that convenes in December will be ear-splittingly pyrotechnic. Jessica Martinez’s election to the school board sets up a fiery antithetical policy standoff with Maria Pereira of pro- and anti-charter school competitors. Both don’t give an […]

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Lord (And Taylor), A School Board Recount

November 9th, 2017 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

As the returns came in Tuesday night, elections officials were praying … please, no recounts! Well, they got another one. A Board of Education recount between Republican Chris Taylor and Working Families Party candidate, incumbent Howard Gardner, will take place Wednesday morning 10 a.m. in the Margaret Morton Government Center.

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Winners By The Numbers

November 8th, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The winners via The Connecticut Secretary of the State public reporting web page. Winners in bold follow:

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Unofficial Winners: One School Board Seat Headed For Recount

November 7th, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Library, News and Events

Unofficial winners Tuesday:

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Pandering Or Inspiration?

November 6th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

Chris Powell, managing editor of the Journal Inquirer, weighs in on the Board of Education requiring courses in African American, Caribbean and Latino studies. The sad thing is that if the education of poor city kids was ever likely, and if education elsewhere in Connecticut was ever more serious (student performance in most towns isn’t […]

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The Day Finch’s Dubious 2012 Ballot Question Was Defeated

November 5th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

In the 2012 general election for president a municipal ballot question appeared that broke records for money spent to influence a city vote: “Shall the City of Bridgeport approve and adopt the Charter changes as recommended by the Charter Revision Commission and approved by the City Council, including education governance reforms.” Translation: Mayor Bill Finch […]

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African American, Latino Studies Mandated To Graduate

November 1st, 2017 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events

In city schools about half of the 21,000 students are Latino and 35 percent African American. As a result the Board of Education will require a half-year course in African American Studies, Caribbean/Latin American Studies or Perspective on Race to graduate high school starting with the Class of 2022.

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School Board Candidate Forum Monday

October 29th, 2017 · 31 Comments · Education, News and Events

A school board candidate forum will take place Monday 6 p.m. at Cathedral of Faith, 2319 Fairfield Avenue. From FaithActs for Education:

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