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Entries Tagged as 'Linda Conner Lambeck'

Holloway Flacks About School Plaque

December 16th, 2016 · 8 Comments · City Council, Education, News and Events

Jim Holloway, the longest-serving member on the City Council, who also sits on the School Building Committee, is hollering about his name omission on a plaque honoring a new city school, Geraldine Claytor Magnet Academy. The squawking will pay off, in more ways than one.

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Aresta Johnson To Lead Schools On Interim Basis

December 6th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Education, News and Events

Aresta Johnson will become interim school chief when Fran Rabinowitz leaves the district at the end of the month while the Board of Education continues its search for a permanent leader.

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School Choice Advocates Muscle Up In Federal Court

August 24th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: A group of parents, including the president of the Bridgeport District Parent Advisory Council, has filed a lawsuit alleging that Connecticut’s restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools and school choice programs are unconstitutional and have forced thousands of low-income and minority students to attend low-performing schools.

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Party-Switching Hennessey Resigns From School Board

May 25th, 2016 · 97 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Elected as a Democrat and recently becoming a Republican, Dave Hennessey has resigned from the Board of Education. He was part of a coalition that defeated the endorsed Democrats for school board in 2013 and served as board chair. It’s been, to say the least, a contentious Board of Education in recent years.

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Bridgeport Graduation Rate Down

May 24th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

While Governor Dan Malloy touted a record-high state graduation rate the other day, the state’s largest city still lags way behind. CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck has more:

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College Chiefs Assert City School Board Is Dysfunctional

May 9th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Education, News and Events

When a majority on the Bridgeport Board of Education threw in the towel in the summer of 2011 and asked the Connecticut Board of Education to step in to take control of city schools, dysfunction on the local board was one reason cited. The Connecticut Supreme Court eventually reversed the decision for the state to […]

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The Never Ending Search For A Permanent School Chief Continues

January 12th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Fran Rabinowitz replaced lightning rod Paul Vallas as school chief on an interim basis and stayed on longer than expected, but now the Board of Education has started the process to ink a permanent superintendent. Has Rabinowitz had enough of the rollercoaster world of the school board with three chairs in three years? Plus some […]

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City Council Rejects Another Union Contract

January 5th, 2016 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

From CT Post reporters Brian Lockhart and Linda Conner Lambeck: Mayor Joe Ganim has complained about being saddled with bad decisions by defeated predecessor Bill Finch. Now Ganim is relying on Finch’s inaction as an argument for blocking another union contract from being implemented for 800 city and public school employees.

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