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Judge Sets BOE Special Election September 4

April 18th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

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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Appointed School Board Members Tout Fresh Start, New Education Vision

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 […]

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Will Appointed BOE Members Seek Election?

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 […]

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The Supremes Must Make A Decision On City Schools

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 […]

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