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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Hernan Illingworth'
January 30th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Education, News and Events
December 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events
As the Board of Education searches for a school chief to replace interim Fran Rabinowitz and examines the proposed construction for a new Harding High School, newly elected chairman Dave Hennessey has made his assignments to key committees.
December 9th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Update: includes video. Retired school teacher Dave Hennessey Monday night became the fourth Board of Education leader in less than four years, defeating incumbent Sauda Baraka in a 6-3 vote at the Aquaculture School and further splitting a coalition that helped elect the two last year. The meeting was chaired by Mayor Bill Finch.
December 2nd, 2014 · 12 Comments · Education, News and Events
In a commentary that first appeared in the Connecticut Post, Parent Advisory Council President Tammy Boyle writes in opposition to new school board member Kadisha Coates claiming school board members Dave Hennessey and Andre Baker’s “support of charter school parent and advocate Coates was a stunning betrayal of the commitments they made to BPS parents.” […]
Parent Leader Asserts School Board Supporters Of Kadisha Are Turn Coates–Coates: Let’s Fix ‘Broken System’
November 24th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events
As she prepares for her first official meeting Monday as the newly selected member of the Board of Education, Kadisha Coates should have plenty of observant company, including Tammy Boyle, the District Parent Advisory Council president, and former school board member Maria Pereira, opposed to her replacing John Bagley who resigned more than a month […]
November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education
In a September 2013 primary, insurgents wiped out the three Democratic-endorsed candidates for Board of Education providing an embarrassing political moment for Mayor Bill Finch’s education agenda and solidifying coalition control of school policy between the Connecticut Working Families Party and education advocates opposed to the mayor. What a difference a year makes.
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November 13th, 2014 · 24 Comments · Education, News and Events
With all eight remaining Board of Education members in attendance, five of them Thursday night selected a charter school parent Kadisha Coates to fill the vacancy of the resigned John Bagley in a vote at the Aquaculture School.