UPDATE: videos from Megan DeSombre, Education Connecticut. In a surprise move transformed as the organizational meeting took its course, the Board of Education Monday night unanimously elected Republican Joe Larcheveque as chair, replacing Democrat Dennis Bradley who had sought another year as leader but pulled out when the votes evaporated. Bradley had dubiously boycotted regularly scheduled […]
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December 13th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
August 24th, 2016 · 155 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
It was quite a Monday night, the first full meeting of the new school year, for the Board of Education, with chair Dennis Bradley and member Maria Pereira engaged in a shouting match as Associate City Attorney Mark Anastasi yelled from a lectern in Geraldine Johnson School. One issue that had the fur flying was […]
December 10th, 2015 · 57 Comments · Education, News and Events
It didn’t take long for the love, or should we say lashings, to be lavished on the newly configured Board of Education. Declaring “ferocious opposition” will now commence, school board member Maria Pereira who ran with and at times campaigned with Dennis Bradley is not pleased the buff young attorney with political ambition is now chairman of […]
November 11th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics
Ebony Dennis Barnes was among the Downtown speakers on Tuesday that filled Baldwin Plaza behind the state courthouse urging more public funds for charter schools that operate independently of traditional school districts. Governor Dan Malloy supports charter schools but with push back from state legislators and opponents who maintain charters swipe money from neighborhood schools. […]
December 12th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
Attended by neighborhood residents, educators and trade workers, a crowd Thursday night packed the Harding cafeteria during a public hearing on the proposed location of a new school on contaminated property owned by General Electric. More from Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: Willie Vegas attended Harding High School. He has four grandkids who potentially will […]
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.
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.
November 14th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Education, News and Events
Video of Kadisha Coates’ school board interview: Thursday night Kadisha Coates became the newest member of the Board of Education replacing John Bagley who resigned in October. Megan DeSombre who hosts Education Bridgeport and regularly attends school board meetings has profiled Coates, a charter school advocate, on her site including the following piece in September. […]