It’s been years in the making to name a school leader without “acting” or “interim” as part of a title, but Monday night the Board of Education did something it has rarely done on big issues, unanimously approving Aresta Johnson as superintendent of schools.
Entries Tagged as 'Joe Larcheveque'
March 27th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
March 15th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events
The Board of Education says it’s time for the city’s rent-free Lighthouse Program, popular with some parents, to pay $500,000 in rent.
March 7th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events
From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Angella Katrise Perera is back in the running for city schools superintendent.
February 26th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Education, News and Events
On Friday the community action group FaithActs for Education, citing safety concerns, protested a possible cut to busing services for elementary students who live between 1 and 1.5 miles from school that could save the financially strapped Bridgeport school district $1.3 million in transportation costs. School board member Maria Pereira asserts Governor Dan Malloy’s proposed budget […]
January 29th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Education
Declaring “since when do one’s political enemies get to select one’s legal representation,” Board of Education member Maria Pereira has asked the executive director of the State Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to postpone procedural complaints alleging age and race discrimination against her until “the matter of my legal representation is resolved.”
January 1st, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Nationally, 2016 was the political year of Trump. If you like a good rodeo, prepare for a wild ride. But hey, Bridgeport politics is a breeding ground for ups and downs, right?
December 28th, 2016 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education
Who says the off-cycle 2017 election season will be a yawner? We posed this question four years ago–the last municipal off-season campaign year–and it was a screamer. All endorsed Democrats for City Council and Board of Education were flamed in primaries, part of it electors’ disgust for the political establishment. What’s on tap come new […]
Merry Christmas! City To Pereira: Accept Our Lawyer Or Pay Personally To Defend Human Rights Complaints
December 23rd, 2016 · 47 Comments · Education, News and Events
If Board of Education member Maria Pereira chooses her own legal counsel to defend complaints filed against her with the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities she must pay for those services out of her own pocket, according to City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer who notified her that the city has retained the Hartford-based […]