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Entries Tagged as 'ConnCAN'

Pelto Hits Moales On Corporate Elite, Charter School Supporters

February 9th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Jonathan Pelto: It won’t come as any surprise to those who have watched the on-going effort to undermine and denigrate the people of Bridgeport that the very same individuals and groups that worked so hard to take away democracy in Bridgeport and keep Paul Vallas in charge of Bridgeport’s School are now working overtime […]

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Would An Employee Of Macy’s Be Allowed To Serve On The Board Of Lord & Taylor?

January 30th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Education, News and Events

In a commentary that first appeared in the Connecticut Post, the leader of the District Parent Advisory Council Tammy Boyle shares a pointed perspective about conflicts impacting the parent group. As president of the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) of the Bridgeport Public Schools, I felt compelled to respond to the letter entitled “Bridgeport Parents […]

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Thousands Rally For Education Equity, “A Civil Rights Issue”

December 3rd, 2014 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport education advocates, charter school parent supporters and elected officials including Mayor Bill Finch joined thousands braving the weather on the New Haven Green Wednesday morning, urging equity in support of 40,000 urban students they claim are trapped in failing schools. The effort comes in advance of the General Assembly starting its legislative session in […]

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Education Advocates To Rally For Legislative Action To Fix Failing Public Schools

December 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

Contending half of Bridgeport students attend failing schools, a coalition of education advocates and elected leaders including charter school parent supporters from Bridgeport will participate in a rally on Wednesday morning on the New Haven Green to urge legislative action as the General Assembly convenes for a six-month session next month.

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Parent Leader Asserts School Board Supporters Of Kadisha Are Turn Coates–Coates: Let’s Fix ‘Broken System’

November 24th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

As she prepares for her first official meeting Monday as the newly selected member of the Board of Education, Kadisha Coates should have plenty of observant company, including Tammy Boyle, the District Parent Advisory Council president, and former school board member Maria Pereira, opposed to her replacing John Bagley who resigned more than a month […]

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Bridgeport Schools Receive Grade D From ConnCAN Education Group

August 29th, 2014 · 54 Comments · Education, News and Events

The education advocacy group ConnCAN has issued a report card on the success and failure of Connecticut schools with the education district in Bridgeport receiving “a “D” for elementary, middle, and high school performance.”

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Online Video Chat For New Charter School

June 12th, 2014 · 26 Comments · Education, News and Events

News release from Great Oaks Charter Schools: Christina Grant of Bridgeport’s Great Oaks Charter School will hold a live, online video chat at 5 p.m. on June 12 (today) to acquaint the Bridgeport community with the city’s newest public school.

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Finch Hires New Flack

March 12th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has appointed Brett Broesder as the new director of communications, replacing Elaine Ficarra who has left the city for a new opportunity she’s expected to announce within the next few days. Ficarra spent about six years as the city’s spokesperson, a nice run for what can be a burnout job (having done […]

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