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Entries Tagged as 'Linda Conner Lambeck'

Finch Proposes No Tax Increase In Election Year, Primary On The Horizon

April 7th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has submitted an election-year budget to the City Council that holds the line on taxes in a spending plan of $532 million that promises no layoffs. Finch says a modest increase in the grand list of taxable property will hold the proposed mil rate at the current level of 42.19 despite total […]

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School Board Approves ‘Interim’ Education Chief Rabinowitz Into 2017–Finch: Glad She’s Staying

March 23rd, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

What was advertised as a short-term interim basis replacing school chief Paul Vallas one year ago now appears to be at least a three-year gig for Fran Rabinowitz leading city schools. Monday night the Board of Education voted 7-2 to extend her contract until July 2017. She had been a finalist for appointment as Connecticut’s […]

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Rabinowitz A Finalist For State Education Chief

March 19th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Bridgeport Interim Schools Interim Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz is one of three individuals being interviewed for the job as the state’s next commissioner of education, she confirmed Thursday.

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Noisy School Board Meeting

March 10th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

While supporters Monday night stepped up to back a government reform bill Downtown, a few miles away at the Aquaculture School education advocates gave the Board of Education multiple earfuls. From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The city school board heard it big time Monday from those who disagreed with the board’s decision to no […]

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Site To Replace Harding High School Cleared For Construction By State

March 6th, 2015 · 40 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

The State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has paved the way for construction of a new school to replace Harding High on contaminated property off Boston Avenue owned by General Electric. Read DEEP clean-up decision here.

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PAC Attack: Pattis Files Lawsuit To Overturn School Board Vote

March 5th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Education, News and Events

Seeking to reverse a school board decision ousting elected leaders of the Bridgeport Parent District Advisory Council, attorney Norm Pattis has filed a federal lawsuit against the Board of Education urging injunctive relief and punitive damages under the First Amendment against acting school chief Fran Rabinowitz.

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School Board Says Sayonara To Parent Advisory Council

February 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck CT Post: “I guess its rule by coup round two in Bridgeport,” Pattis said, referencing the state take over of the school board in 2011. Pattis was among the attorneys that won a State Supreme Court reversal of the takeover.

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Parent Advisory Council Hires Pattis In School Board Battle

February 5th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The executive board of the district’s Parent Advisory Council has hired legal counsel to ward off any attempt by the school board to interfere with the organization.

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