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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

The Battle Of Protests: Charter School Advocates Versus Opponents

March 26th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Education, News and Events

Charter school advocates rallying on Thursday to oppose a legislative proposal inside a city school had competition outside from education activists who support a two-year moratorium on the independently run schools that they say suck resources from traditional education districts such as special needs costs.

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Legislators Hear From Charter School Opponents

March 20th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Education, News and Events

Several Bridgeport residents including former school board member Maria Pereira testified in support of a Connecticut General Assembly bill to place a two-year moratorium on charter schools that education advocates say siphon funds from traditional school districts. See video from public hearing.

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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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Precinct Results State Senate

February 25th, 2015 · 11 Comments · News and Events

The following is a breakdown of unofficial results by precinct for Tuesday’s State Senate special election. Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District covers two-thirds of Bridgeport and a piece of western Stratford.

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School Board Alters Parent Advisory Council Executive Board

February 23rd, 2015 · 7 Comments · Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Former Board of Education member Maria Pereira shares her take on Monday night’s school board meeting. Tonight Attorney Mooney from Shipman & Goodman was present for the 5:00 PM Special Meeting. The usual Ex$ell Bridgeport parents and paid charter school parents were also present.

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School Board Member Kadisha Coates Pushes Charter Schools–At Expense Of District Students?

February 17th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

UPDATE includes statement from charter school group: Maintaining kids need more choices, Board of Education member Kadisha Coates recently appeared on the Connecticut Fox News program The Real Story pushing for more charter schools that opponents argue steal funds from needy district schools. Charters receive state funds but operate independently from traditional public schools. It […]

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CT Post: Sex Offender Living With Police Captain

January 1st, 2015 · 24 Comments · Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: A senior police official, who has been pushing for a system to be installed in city schools that would electronically route out convicted sex offenders from visiting schools, has a convicted sex offender living in his home.

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Few Written Comments On New Harding Location

December 27th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: An open call for comments on plans to build a new Harding High School on a contaminated Bond Street parcel owned by GE drew written responses from a handful of people by the Dec. 18 deadline.

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