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Education Chief Pryor Expelled, Recruited Vallas To City

August 18th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The state education chief whose school reform policies caused much agita among public school teachers and lobbied the hiring of Paul Vallas as Bridgeport school leader is saying sayonara. From the Hartford Courant: Stefan Pryor, the controversial state education commissioner, will leave his post and is “actively seeking new professional opportunities,” according to Gov. Dannel […]

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Hartford Courant Endorses Walker

August 2nd, 2014 · 44 Comments · State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in the August 12 primary, has been endorsed by the Hartford Courant. The paper’s editorial board also endorsed John McKinney for governor over Republican-endorsed Tom Foley. Courant editorial: If you harbor the suspicion that state government could run more efficiently and less expensively, you might want […]

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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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