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Entries Tagged as 'Harding High School'

Campaign Lesson–Taking “Teacher” To Task

June 18th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Fact-checking is standard operating procedure in campaigns. How much latitude does a candidate take burnishing a resume? Mayor Joe Ganim, running for governor, has received an assist from Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson rebutting Democratic-endorsed Ned Lamont’s claim he was a “teacher” at Harding High School more than a decade ago.

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What’s In A Name? Blue And Gold

June 1st, 2018 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Wow, something unanimous on the school board, with one abstention, and it’s all in a name. The Board of Education, following a roar from the collective lungs that wore blue and gold at Harding High School, voted 8-0 to keep the name as the school segues to a new campus off Boston Avenue to replace […]

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Once Again, School Board Battle Erupts, This Time Over Cancelled Meeting

May 30th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

A Board of Education meeting that was cancelled has three board members w–o showed up Tuesday anyway–crying foul on a night the district was to consider an “update on budget gap” as well as naming of a new high school to replace Harding with community support at the called-off meeting speaking to maintain the name. Agenda […]

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OIB Poll: Harding Name Change?

March 23rd, 2018 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education

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Petition Drive To Keep Harding High School Name

March 20th, 2018 · 16 Comments · Education, News and Events

A new school to replace antiquated Harding High is expected to be open for the next school year off Boston Avenue just blocks from the existing campus. Some sentiment exists to change the school name. A number of Harding alums, however, say hold on a minute, the school name represents a pride point. Don’t mess […]

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As Construction Progresses, Debate Centers On Harding Name

March 14th, 2018 · 45 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

With construction of a new facility to replace Harding High progressing for the next school year, the naming of the school has reemerged. Keep the name or something new? Four years ago then Mayor Bill Finch, whose administration secured property off Boston Avenue from General Electric to build a modern facility, suggested renaming the school […]

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Paging All Ned-heads, Lamont $15 Minimum Wage If Governor

January 17th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

He stunned Joe Lieberman in a 2006 primary riding an anti-war message, lost to him in a general election, lost big in a 2010 primary for governor, and now Ned Lamont is back with a progressive’s touch promising a $15 an hour minimum wage in a slick video (see above) if elected governor. With Lamont […]

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Construction Of New Harding High Advances, With Questions About Cost

September 24th, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The new Harding High School under construction off Boston Avenue to replace the antiquated structure built more than 90 years ago is the subject of a commentary by city financial observer John Marshall Lee who wonders about the price tag then and the cost now.

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