The new Board of Education Monday night conducted its organizational meeting naming Working Families Party member Sauda Baraka chairwoman. The board also accepted Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas’ resignation with 60 days notice. Vallas is leaving the district, after two years, to be a candidate for lieutenant governor in the state of Illinois.
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December 10th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Education, News and Events
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 […]
November 12th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Paul Vallas experienced tough political environments having led public schools in Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans so little Bridgeport, Connecticut by comparison probably seemed like a layup when Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor asked the national education reformer to step up for beleaguered schools in the state’s largest city two years ago.
Vallas Shocked Abusive Principal Not Terminated, GOP Condemns Baraka’s Vote, Baraka’s Conflict Of Interest, ‘Parents Disgusted … Open Season On Children’
November 1st, 2013 · 99 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events
UPDATE: Sauda Baraka, one of four Board of Education members Wednesday night who voted to rescue Tisdale School principal Carmen Perez Dickson from termination for dragging children through hallways, was represented by Dickson’s attorney when Baraka became a plaintiff challenging the state’s takeover of city schools in 2011. School board members Ken Moales and Maria […]
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September 23rd, 2013 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
UPDATE: Linda Conner Lambeck of the CT Post shares her take from today’s hearing here. The Connecticut Supreme Court this morning (Monday) heard oral arguments to determine if Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas has the proper legal certification to lead a Connecticut school district. The Supremes agreed to review an expedited appeal of a lawsuit […]
September 15th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events
From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Paul Vallas says he isn’t going anywhere. Despite a primary last Tuesday that makes it likely school board control will shift to members who do not support him, Vallas said in an interview late last week that he is going to work in the district until he is told […]
September 5th, 2013 · 22 Comments · City Politics, Education
Linda Conner Lambeck of the Connecticut Post conducted a Q&A with the six candidates running in Tuesday’s Democratic school board race. One of her questions, Do you like the direction the district has gone in since the arrival of Paul Vallas? Why? The three Democratic Town Committee-endorsed candidates see progress under Vallas while the three challengers seek […]