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 'Jacqueline Kelleher'
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 28th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events
From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The school board wants the city attorney to tell it whether board member Kenneth Moales Jr. has a conflict of interest in helping to run a day-care center that receives state funding by way of the school district.
April 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics
Teresa Davidson has filed a candidate committee seeking the Democratic nomination for Connecticut’s 128th State House District occupied by freshman legislator Christina Ayala. The city’s anti-blight chief Chris Rosario is also seeking the nomination. Attorney Dennis Bradley, a city fire commissioner, has formed an exploratory committee in consideration of a run. The intriguing part of Davidson’s […]
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
February 25th, 2014 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Board of Education President Sauda Baraka wants Sandra Kase’s head after the school district’s chief administrative officer dared to reiterate what was already known, administrative leadership recommended the termination of Tisdale school principal Carmen Perez Dickson caught on film dragging kindergarten children down the hallway last year that triggered protests from parents when the school […]