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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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Baker Sides With Baraka For School Board Leadership

November 26th, 2013 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Update, Baraka has the votes Citing her experience, incoming Board of Education member Andre Baker who ran on both the Democratic and Connecticut Working Families Party line says he’ll support Sauda Baraka for school board chair. The school board with five new members will select officers at an organizational meeting in December. Democrat Dave Hennessey […]

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Hennessey, Baraka Maneuver For School Board Leadership

November 20th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

When the Board of Education meets for its organizational meeting December 9, it will have five new members to select a new chair. Working Families Party member Sauda Baraka and Democrat Dave Hennessey are trying to line up the votes for leadership among the nine members.

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Working Families Party Wins Coalition Control Of School Board, Republican Larcheveque Wins Seat

November 6th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

The tiny Connecticut Working Families Party, with just a few hundred registered voters throughout the state, has reached its goal of coalition control of the Board of Education, according to unofficial returns, with the reelection of Sauda Baraka and election of three Democrats its supporters helped in the September 10 primary that were also victorious […]

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