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.
Entries Tagged as 'Hernan Illingworth'
November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education
Tags: Andre Baker·Barack Obama·Bill Finch·Carmen Lopez·CT Post·David Hennessey·Enrique Torres·Ernie Newton·General Electric·Harding High School·Hernan Illingworth·Howard Gardner·Jacqueline Kelleher·Jim Callahan·Joe Larcheveque·John Bagley·Ken Moales·Maria Pereira·Marilyn Moore·Morgan Kaolian·Paul Vallas·Sauda Baraka
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.
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 […]
Tags: Andre Baker·Bill Finch·David Hennessey·Don Clemons·Ernie Newton·General Electric·Harding High School·Hernan Illingworth·Howard Gardner·Jacqueline Kelleher·Joe Larcheveque·John Bagley·Ken Moales·Sauda Baraka
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Tags: Andre Baker·Bill Finch·Bridgeport Hospital·CT Post·David Hennessey·General Electric·Harding High School·Hernan Illingworth·Jacqueline Kelleher·Joe Larcheveque·John Bagley·Ken Moales·Linda Conner Lambeck·Sauda Baraka
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 […]