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Entries Tagged as 'Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition'

The School Board Blackboard Lesson–Video Pushes Yes Vote On Charter Question

October 17th, 2012 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Residents for a Better Bridgeport, an advocacy group powering the voter outreach in support of a yes vote to the Nov. 6 ballot question, has produced a video in its quest for a mayoral-appointed Board of Education. The video, a mini documentary, features Mayor Bill Finch and Charles Tisdale, executive director of the anti-poverty agency Action […]

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The Fight To Select School Board Members Heats Up

October 12th, 2012 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

An organization calling itself the Coalition to Protect Our Voting Rights consisting of education advocates, clergy and political operatives will kickoff a “Vote No” campaign Saturday, 1 p.m. at 1242 Stratford Avenue to work against the Nov. 6 ballot question that if approved by voters will empower Mayor Bill Finch to appoint members to the Board of […]

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The War Over The Education Ballot Question–Who’s Right?

October 10th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

A diverse coalition of operatives including politicians, clergy, labor unions, civil and voting rights groups are forging an effort to defeat the Nov. 6 ballot question that if approved by voters would give Mayor Bill Finch the power to appoint members to the Board of Education.

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Parents Rally At City Hall–Urge Yes Vote On Charter Question

October 8th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Calling themselves “Parents 4 Progress, a coalition of city parents today conducted a rally in front of City Hall encouraging city voters to support a charter revision question on November’s ballot that calls for a mayoral-appointed Board of Education.

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Parents Push For Appointed School Board–Monday Rally Planned

October 6th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

A group of city parents calling themselves Parents for Progress has scheduled a rally for Monday at 11 a.m. in front of City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace, to encourage support of a mayoral-appointed Board of Education. City voters will decide on Nov. 6 if they want a school board appointed by the mayor or continue […]

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As Election Day Approaches The Education Ballot Question Heats Up

October 3rd, 2012 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

The battle over the Nov. 6 charter question is coming into focus. Voters will decide this question: “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?”

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Choosing Sides On The Charter Question, Excel Bridgeport: Vote Yes–Child Advocacy Coalition: Vote No

September 28th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

In the battle of messages to decide the future of how Board of Education members are chosen, a new school reform organization Excel Bridgeport is urging city voters to support Mayor Bill Finch’s charter revision proposal to appoint them. The Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition, an established organization, says hold on a minute, there’s greater accountability in […]

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State-Appointed School Board, Following Final Meeting, Makes Its Case For Progress

September 2nd, 2012 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

On Tuesday nine candidates for Board of Education will be on the ballot for a special election ordered by the Connecticut Supreme Court after it overturned the move last summer that led to state control of city schools. The elected school board will be reseated once the Tuesday results are certified by elections officials. Four […]

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