Superior Court Judge Salvatore Agati today ordered a special election for four Board of Education seats September 4, the date after Labor Day. Agati set the date per order of the Connecticut Supreme Court as part of its ruling overturning state control of city schools.
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April 18th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
April 4th, 2012 · 11 Comments · Education, News and Events
Redirecting resources, reversing the dropout rate, preparing students for college, increased administrative access and accountability and a prenatal education strategy are among the components members of the state-appointed school board highlight in a commentary for the Connecticut Post. With kudos toward Mayor Bill Finch for his proposed financial investment in city schools, board members set [...]
February 29th, 2012 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
The Connecticut Supreme Court has ordered a special election to fill four vacancies on Bridgeport’s Board of Education, following a ruling that invalidates state control of city schools. The current reconstituted board that replaced the elected body will remain in place until results of the special election set at the direction of the trial court [...]
December 5th, 2011 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
The Connecticut Supreme Court will decide if the state takeover of city schools, with a newly appointed board, is legal. Dethroned school board members, candidates for school board and parents claim the decision to terminate local control has caused disenfranchisement. Lawyers for the plaintiffs and defendants have made their legal pitches to the state’s highest court. Hopefully the [...]