On a night the public was invited to speak about Mayor Joe Ganim’s $542 million proposed budget, most delivered passionate appeals for additional education spending including the city’s new school chief Aresta Johnson who told the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee “We want (school children) to have the same things other children have whether […]
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April 19th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events
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.
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.
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Angella Katrise Perera announced on Monday she had withdrawn her name as a finalist for school chief, leaving acting Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson the lone candidate to lead the district.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. […]
March 6th, 2017 · 26 Comments · Education, News and Events
Bridgeport appears to be down to one, Aresta Johnson, as the next permanent school leader.
March 5th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events
Following a nationwide search that attracted 58 applicants, the Board of Education has narrowed to two the next permanent superintendent of schools. The district has operated with school leaders in acting positions for more than five years. A public forum will take place Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. in Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue, […]
December 6th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Education, News and Events
Aresta Johnson will become interim school chief when Fran Rabinowitz leaves the district at the end of the month while the Board of Education continues its search for a permanent leader.