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Entries Tagged as 'Excel Bridgeport'

Ganim Kicks Off Summer Youth Initiative

June 29th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today joined The Department of Youth Services, local business and youth participants to launch The Summer Youth Initiative and The Youth Champions Program (Youth Empowerment through Summer Employment). The summer initiatives were designed to serve youth and young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 […]

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Top Stories March 2015: Ganim Moves Closer To Historic Comeback

December 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB story highlights for March 2015. – Nothing like political star power to pad the campaign warchest. With “music and flavors of the East” Mayor Bill Finch enjoyed that Monday night at the Easton home of Bangalore Mahesh, owner of several Dunkin’ Donuts coffee franchises in Bridgeport, where Governor Dan Malloy and Connecticut’s two U.S. […]

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‘Burning The Bridge To Save It’–Repentant Reformer Talks Education

April 9th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

Jorge Cabrera whose recent buyer’s remorse essay excoriated the charter school reform movement shared some additional thoughts with public education advocate Jennifer Berkshire who hosts the EduShyster website. He addresses the partnership of several organizations in the cause of expanding charter schools that receive public funds but run independently of traditional school districts.

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‘Manipulative And Deceitful Political Moves’ To Control City Schools, Cabrera Reveals Radical Policies To Privatize Public Education

March 27th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events

Jorge Cabrera, who worked for the pro-charter school organization Excel Bridgeport, blows the lid off Bridgeport’s “education reform movement” in a buyer’s remorse commentary titled “A Repentant Reformer’s Reflections.” He writes about wealthy interests, cultish Ivy Leaguers, pricey New York consultants and radical policies influencing control of public education through his former employer Excel Bridgeport. […]

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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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Damien Conners, New Executive Director At Excel Bridgeport

August 25th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

The education advocacy group Excel Bridgeport has named Damien Conners as the new executive director. From Excel Bridgeprt Board of Directors: Previously, Damien served as the National Executive Director and COO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Inc. (SCLC)—an organization led and co-founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Among other accomplishments during his tenure at […]

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Clergy To School Board: Enough Is Enough, Put Your Weapons Down

June 10th, 2014 · 71 Comments · Education, News and Events

Members of the Board of Education must “put their ‘weapons’ down and focus on finding common ground and pursue a course of solutions based on problem solving instead of finger pointing and hostile acts,” according to a letter signed by 12 city pastors. Jorge Cabrera, a community organizer for the education advocacy group Excel Bridgeport, […]

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Gardner Expels Finch On Education Commitment

May 7th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Board of Education member Howard Gardner takes the wood to Bill Finch about the mayor’s commitment to city schools. In a commentary also published by the CT Post, Gardner condemns the “education mayor” for circumventing the state’s Minimum Budget Requirement to fund schools. The Bridgeport Board of Education (BBOE) is burdened with a teaching/learning infrastructure that […]

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