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Entries Tagged as 'Linda Conner Lambeck'

African American, Latino Studies Mandated To Graduate

November 1st, 2017 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events

In city schools about half of the 21,000 students are Latino and 35 percent African American. As a result the Board of Education will require a half-year course in African American Studies, Caribbean/Latin American Studies or Perspective on Race to graduate high school starting with the Class of 2022.

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As Puerto Rico Suffers, Bridgeport Prepares For Children

October 2nd, 2017 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events

Bridgeport is home to the largest Puerto Rican population in Connecticut. Under federal law, as CT Post scribe Linda Conner Lambeck reports, “displaced students who move to the city must be accepted by the district, and automatically qualify for free school meals, health care, special education and other services.” Superintendent of Schools Aresta Johnson says […]

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As Hartford Pols Battle Over Budget, Kids Suffer

August 25th, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events

Finances of Bridgeport’s cash-strapped school district have been exacerbated by the budget chaos in Hartford. With no state budget in place the stunted money flow from Hartford to Bridgeport is forcing local cuts to education services.

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Proposed Charter School Expansion Could Swell Ed Budget Deficit

July 17th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

A special meeting of the Board of Education will take place today (Monday) 5:30pm in Room 305 of City Hall in response to Capital Preparatory Harbor Charter School’s application with the state to expand in size and locations, a move local school officials assert will cost it an extra $200,000 in busing and other expenses.

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Lights On For Lighthouse Program

June 29th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

Facing a Friday deadline, the school board reversed itself Wednesday with Annette Segarra-Negron casting the deciding 5-4 vote, rescuing the city’s Lighthouse after-school and summer program from the demand of a $500,000 rental fee for use of Board of Education buildings.

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Who’s ‘Public Enemy’ Number 1 On School Board? Pereira Battles Gardner

June 24th, 2017 · 115 Comments · Education, News and Events

#bridgeport boe member maria pereira didn’t get her way. Her response as meeting continues pic.twitter.com/os54Pms5zx — linda lambeck (@lclambeck) June 22, 2017 Is Maria Pereira the school board’s new DJ? What was once a relatively solid school board coalition could be experiencing a meltdown following Pereira’s unique music-attention strategy–blasting the song “Fight the Power” on […]

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Ganim Defends Education Record, Critics Pounce

May 29th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Education, News and Events

In this election cycle for Board of Education and City Council, a number of work-in-progress coalitions are sizing up incumbent and party-endorsed challenges with July conventions on the horizon. In 2015 Joe Ganim ran on an education platform of more money and less intrusion from the chief executive. Ganim stands by his less intrusive stance […]

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School Board Monday Night Fight Over Lighthouse Program

May 23rd, 2017 · 29 Comments · Education, News and Events

pic.twitter.com/G7ZfecJDuv — linda lambeck (@lclambeck) May 23, 2017 If you’re bored with the Board of Education, it wasn’t so boring Monday night. The nine-member body got into quite an exchange over an eventual vote that failed to overturn a $500,000 rental fee charged to the city’s Lighthouse program for after school and summer programs that […]

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