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Entries Tagged as 'Hartford Courant'

Newton: The People’s Champ, Not Politicians’ Chump

July 20th, 2014 · 12 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

From Chris Keating, Hartford Courant: When former Sen. Ernie Newton campaigned door-to-door recently here in his hometown, not a single person asked about the federal prison term he served on felony charges in a political corruption scandal.

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Feds Probe Charter School Operator

July 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

From the Hartford Courant: The troubled Hartford charter school operator FUSE was dealt another blow Friday when FBI agents served it with subpoenas to a grand jury that is examining the group’s operations.

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Charter Schools Play By Different Set Of Public Disclosure Rules

July 13th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Education, News and Events

Taxpayers foot the bill for charter school organizations, but when it comes to Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act, leadership conveniently decides what is available for public disclosure including the group that was just canned by the Board of Education from managing Dunbar School. More on this from Jon Lender, Hartford Courant: For example, if a […]

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Ethics Commission Member Appointed By Finch Latest Revelation In Charter Group Managing Dunbar School

July 3rd, 2014 · 121 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: YouTube video of Finch swearing in Allen to Ethics Commission taken down. Mack Allen, a new member of the city’s Ethics Commission, is the latest controversy that has embroiled the charter group managing Dunbar School. It was disclosed on Wednesday the community outreach coordinator working at Dunbar School has a criminal history that includes […]

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Pelto Pelts Moales Over Charter School ‘Fraud’

June 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

Petitioning candidate for governor Jonathan Pelto shares the latest on the flap involving charter school executive Michael Sharpe. As more and more facts come out about Michael Sharpe, the CEO of the Jumoke/FUSE Charter School Management, parents, public school advocates and the taxpayers of Bridgeport and Connecticut are turning their attention to the decision by […]

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Leader Of Charter Group Overseeing Dunbar School Resigns Amid Revelations

June 21st, 2014 · 26 Comments · Education, News and Events

From the Hartford Courant: Michael M. Sharpe resigned as CEO of the Jumoke Academy charter organization Saturday following revelations that he had a decades-old criminal record and for years had erroneously used the academic title of “doctor.”

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Pelto To Form Third-Party Candidacy For Governor

June 12th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Former State Rep. Jonathan Pelto’s education harangue against Dan Malloy is like nails on a blackboard for supporters of the governor. The blogger announced on Wednesday he will segue from an exploratory committee to a declared candidate committee for governor as a petitioning candidate in the general election appealing to education advocates opposed to Malloy’s […]

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