From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror Black students in Connecticut’s public schools are being taught by far more new, less-experienced teachers than their white peers.
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March 23rd, 2017 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events
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March 13th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen on Monday issued a legal opinion warning of financial and legal risks associated with the state authorizing a third casino gaming facility operated by an entity jointly owned by Connecticut’s two tribal nations that manage Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. The opinion could impact legislative approval for a proposed East Windsor […]
February 28th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events
From the CT Mirror: The zero-to-100 grade the state gives every public school and district each year declined for the vast majority of public schools and districts, according to data released by the State Department of Education Tuesday.
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Connecticut Could Be In Crosshairs Of Trump’s Immigration Policy, Ganim Issues Statement On Sanctuary City
January 26th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
Mayor Joe Ganim issued a statement on Thursday regarding a sanctuary city. Bridgeport has always been an immigrant city, and will continue to be. As a port city and one with great industrial heritage, Bridgeport’s economy has always been driven by the energy and hard work of generations of immigrant communities. This vibrancy and diversity gives […]
January 9th, 2017 · 3 Comments · News and Events
Committee assignments have been set for Bridgeport’s eight-member legislative delegation for the General Assembly session that began on Wednesday. State Senator Marilyn Moore co-chairs the Children Committee and Human Services Committee while her Senate colleague Ed Gomes co-chairs Labor and Public Employees. State Rep. Jack Hennessy co-chairs Veterans Affairs. CT Mirror has the full list […]
December 27th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events
Connecticut Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher ruled in September that the state’s public education funding formula was irrational with the state “defaulting on its constitutional duty” to provide all students equal education. Bridgeport was cited several times in his decision, including how the state has shifted money from the city to wealthier communities.
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December 22nd, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics
Senate President Martin Looney, prior to his kidney transplant on Tuesday, filed a series of bills for the legislative session that starts in two weeks including a proposal to authorize municipalities to levy a local sales tax of one-half of one percent, something that if passed would provide a new revenue source to Bridgeport as […]
November 4th, 2016 · 51 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
On the one-year anniversary of his comeback win Thursday night about 250 pols, friends and supporters filled Testo’s Restaurant ballroom for a Democratic Town Committee fundraiser honoring Joe Ganim’s return to office. State elected dignitaries included Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Attorney General George Jepsen. The suggested contribution was $250 minimum. Prior to the event, […]