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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Pereira'

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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A City Council Election Year And Already Absentee Ballot Applications

June 5th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

It’s not often three school board members sign up to address the City Council during the public speaking portion of the meeting on the same night, but that’s what Maria Pereira, Sauda Baraka and Howard Gardner are scheduled to do for Monday’s session. The school board budget and Classical Studies Program are common themes.

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Pereira: Pay Up Or Lighthouse Program Must Find Another Landlord

June 3rd, 2017 · 20 Comments · Education, News and Events

School board member Maria Pereira writes in a commentary, “In these 24 years, the Lighthouse Program has not paid the Bridgeport Board of Education (BBOE) a single dollar in rental fees, heating, cooling, WPCA, food, custodial, hand soap, paper towel, toilet tissue.” The following commentary also appeared in the CT Post.

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State Agency Tosses Rabinowitz’s Human Rights Complaint Against Pereira

May 31st, 2017 · 19 Comments · Education, News and Events

Asserting the complaint lacked “any factual basis” the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities has dismissed allegations by former school chief Fran Rabinowitz that Board of Education member Maria Pereira “threatened me regarding loss of job, harassed me continuously by sending threatening emails, phone calls, derogatory statements made in public regarding my race and abilities.” Charles Krich, […]

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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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Jessica Martinez Brings Passion To School Board Race

May 10th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Jessica Martinez, the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s moratorium on magnet and charter schools, says she will be a Democratic candidate for Board of Education. Strap in. It’s gonna be a wild battle.

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Students Salute City Firefighters

May 5th, 2017 · 88 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

On International Firefighters Day, city school students and neighborhood residents saluted Bridgeport’s public safety, courtesy of an event organized by the 138th Democratic Town Committee that represents the Upper East Side.

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