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Entries Tagged as 'Aresta Johnson'

Students Salute City Firefighters

May 5th, 2017 · 88 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

On International Firefighters Day, city school students and neighborhood residents saluted Bridgeport’s public safety, courtesy of an event organized by the 138th Democratic Town Committee that represents the Upper East Side.

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City Council Rejects Classical Studies Move To Catholic Center Building

May 2nd, 2017 · 90 Comments · City Council, Education, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The City Council on Monday blocked the proposed move of the Classical Studies Academy magnet school to the Catholic Center on Jewett Avenue in the North End.

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School Chief Aresta Johnson, Others, Implore Council’s Budget Committee For More Education Dough

April 19th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

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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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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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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School Chief Candidate Bails, Social Media “Made Me Worried”

March 6th, 2017 · 26 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport appears to be down to one, Aresta Johnson, as the next permanent school leader.

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Forum For School Chief Finalists

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, […]

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