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Entries Tagged as 'John Bagley'

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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Who’s Kadisha Coates?

November 14th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Education, News and Events

Video of Kadisha Coates’ school board interview: Thursday night Kadisha Coates became the newest member of the Board of Education replacing John Bagley who resigned in October. Megan DeSombre who hosts Education Bridgeport and regularly attends school board meetings has profiled Coates, a charter school advocate, on her site including the following piece in September. […]

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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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Class Time, Sharpen Your School Board Interview Skills

November 13th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

A Greenwich music teacher, a Mary Kay consultant, a consultant with Goodwill, a paralegal and a licensed nurse with two of her children in charter schools are among the six candidates scheduled for interviews today to fill the Board of Education vacancy by John Bagley who resigned October 15. The school board will meet at […]

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Air Ball! Moales Wants Secret Ballot To Select Bagley Replacement

November 12th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The profiles in courage award goes to the curious Board of Education member Ken Moales who wants to fill a school board vacancy by private paper ballots. Sanity prevailed in the form of Board of Education chair Sauda Baraka who reminded Moales at a meeting Monday night school board members are part of a public […]

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Your Chance To Join School Board

November 8th, 2014 · 24 Comments · Education, News and Events

Want to be a member of the Board of Education? You must be registered with the Connecticut Working Families Party as the replacement for the resigned John Bagley. Interviews will take place November 13. Check out the vacancy posting for details.

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Smith: Replacing Bagley On School Board Should Not Be Limited To Working Families Party Affiliation

November 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · Education

Phil Smith, long-time Republican and student of the City Charter from his days leading charter revision efforts, shares his take on the process to replace John Bagley who resigned from the Board of Education Oct. 15. Bagley won a school board seat running on the Connecticut Working Families Party line as a registered Democrat. From […]

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Paging Sasha, Yadira, Jeronimo And Major–Do You Want To Serve On The School Board?

October 25th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Sasha Duran, Yadira Antunez, Jeronimo Ortiz and Major McCargo. According to local elections officials, they represent the lone city residents registered with Connecticut’s Working Families Party. And it’s possible, even if highly unlikely, one of them could be considered to replace John Bagley on the Board of Education. Does anyone know them?

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