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Entries Tagged as 'Maria Zambrano'

Battle Of Protests, Education Advocates Square Off

September 15th, 2016 · 35 Comments · Education, News and Events

With passions running high following a boycott of meetings by four school board members and calls for resignations, competing factions protested outside Geraldine Johnson School on Wednesday to voice their opinions. Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local, enterprising police reporter, showed up at the scene with his camera. Krauchick’s video opens with an interview with school […]

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Excel Bridgeport Leader To Step Down

March 18th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Maria Zambrano, executive director of the education advocacy group Excel Bridgeport that supported initiatives advanced by former school chief Paul Vallas, has announced she will leave the organization March 28.

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Excel Bridgeport: Ruling On Vallas Bad For Kids

June 29th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Education, News and Events

Statement from Maria Zambrano, executive director of Excel Bridgeport: Today, Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis ruled that Superintendent Paul Vallas did not have the legal qualifications to be Bridgeport’s superintendent of schools. She ruled that he “be removed from office” because he did not complete a school leadership program as required by law. This […]

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School Board, By 5-4 Vote, Approves Three-Year Deal For Vallas–Finch: ‘Right For The Children’

March 4th, 2013 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The Bridgeport Board of Education Monday night approved a new three-year contract for Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas in a vote that continued a 5-4 split among the Democratic majority and the vocal opposition from members of the Connecticut Working Families Party. The thee-year deal came as a surprise as Vallas had postured publicly for […]

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Parents Rally At City Hall–Urge Yes Vote On Charter Question

October 8th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Calling themselves “Parents 4 Progress, a coalition of city parents today conducted a rally in front of City Hall encouraging city voters to support a charter revision question on November’s ballot that calls for a mayoral-appointed Board of Education.

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The Battle For Control Of Schools

September 29th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

On Nov. 6, city voters will decide if they want to allow Mayor Bill Finch to appoint school board members or continue the current process of electing them. Finch has been making the rounds urging a yes vote on the charter revision question. The mayor this week attended a panel discussion and the screening of […]

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Bagley, Pouchet, Marching To Working Families Party Drum, Bag BOE Candidates Forum–Claim ‘Plantation Mentality’–Excel Bridgeport Responds

August 16th, 2012 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Strange as it may seem, a special election for four open Board of Education seats will take place September 4. Good grief, will the turnout hit 10 percent? Next Wednesday Aug. 22, the Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, is scheduled to host a candidates forum from 6 to 8 p.m. sponsored by the League […]

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Excel Bridgeport Responds To Lopez: Action For The Betterment Of Schools

July 19th, 2012 · 26 Comments · Education

Maria Zambrano, executive director of Excel Bridgeport, responds to assertions by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez: Excel is a organization committed to improving the public education for all Bridgeport children so that they have an opportunity to go to college, have a successful career and ultimately, lead a successful life. Right now, the vast […]

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