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Entries Tagged as 'Hernan Illingworth'

How Coalition Control Of School Board Self Destructed

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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Kadisha Coates, Charter School Mom, New School Board Member

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.

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Filling The Void For Andre Baker’s School Board Seat

September 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In January school board member Andre Baker is expected to receive the oath of office to replace the retiring Don Clemons in Connecticut’s 124th State House seat. Baker has not announced definitively when he will resign from the Board of Education. Initially, he said he would resign right after the November election, but might he […]

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Finch To School Board, Real Culprit For Lack Of Funding Is The State

May 13th, 2014 · 50 Comments · Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch Monday night appeared before the Board of Education to address members’ concerns the city’s not meeting the state’s Minimum Budget Requirement to fund city schools, saying their beef should be with the state’s taxing structure and not with him. Some board members, including chairman Sauda Baraka, claim the city circumvented its obligation […]

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Baker: I Do What’s Right For The Kids

April 30th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Education, News and Events

A day after his swing vote on the Board of Education approved the site plan for a high school to replace Harding on Boston Avenue property owned by General Electric, former East End City Councilman Andre Baker tells OIB his school board votes will not be swayed by candidate alliances he built for his election […]

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School Board Approves High School Location To Replace Harding, Baker’s Vote Breaks From Working Families Party Opposition

April 29th, 2014 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Talk about a long night’s journey into the next morning. The Board of Education Tuesday morning, by a 5-4 vote, approved the site plan for a new school to replace Harding High on property owned by General Electric that once housed a munitions factory on Boston Avenue.

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Going To School On School Security

December 2nd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

Government watchdog John Marshall Lee attended the send-off session of the Board of Education last Monday as five newly elected members await their first full meeting December 9. He shares this report: As November comes to a close so does meeting activities of City elected officials. The most significant final meeting of a Board was last Monday […]

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