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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

Maria Piranha’s Voracious Fans

December 10th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Who says former school board member Maria “Piranha” Pereira doesn’t have a sense of humor? The day after Sauda Baraka was replaced as Board of Education chair by Dave Hennessey, a few gag photos with faux captions have made the rounds on Facebook poking fun at Pereira’s support for Baraka. Pereira provided OIB with the […]

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Hennessey Elected New School Board Chair, Pereira: We’re Coming For Ya

December 9th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Update: includes video. Retired school teacher Dave Hennessey Monday night became the fourth Board of Education leader in less than four years, defeating incumbent Sauda Baraka in a 6-3 vote at the Aquaculture School and further splitting a coalition that helped elect the two last year. The meeting was chaired by Mayor Bill Finch.

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DeSombre: Criticism Of Coates ‘Ridiculous’

November 24th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Education, News and Events

Megan DeSombre, host of the Education Bridgeport website, defends the honor of new school board member Kadisha Coates who she says is the target of unfair attacks from former school board member Maria Pereira. What Maria Pereira and her buddies have been saying about Kadisha Coates is not only ridiculous, but also completely false.

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Parent Leader Asserts School Board Supporters Of Kadisha Are Turn Coates–Coates: Let’s Fix ‘Broken System’

November 24th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

As she prepares for her first official meeting Monday as the newly selected member of the Board of Education, Kadisha Coates should have plenty of observant company, including Tammy Boyle, the District Parent Advisory Council president, and former school board member Maria Pereira, opposed to her replacing John Bagley who resigned more than a month […]

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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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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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Bagley Fast Breaks From School Board, Resigns Elected Position

October 18th, 2014 · 45 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

John Bagley, the ex Harding High School hoop star who’s been engaged in disagreement with the city over construction of a new school, has resigned from the Board of Education. Bagley, a registered Democrat, was elected to the school board two years ago running on the Working Families Party line.

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