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Entries Tagged as 'Paul Vallas'

What’s Wrong With More Educational Options For Students?

April 4th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Former school board member Maria Pereira has silenced her voice as Bridgeport chair of the Connecticut Working Families Party, but certainly not her lungs against

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OIB Rewind: Will Malloy Critic Maria Pereira, Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair, Make Nice For His Reelection?

April 1st, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

This OIB story first published Oct. 25, 2013: Outgoing Board of Education member Maria Pereira, elected as a member of the Connecticut Working Families Party, has been a lightning rod since her win in 2009, even accusing local Democrats of a “plantation” mentality. (See video.) In 2012 she confronted Governor Dan Malloy in a testy exchange during the governor’s […]

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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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Daly: Not A Time For Settling Scores And Seizing Power

March 1st, 2014 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

CT Post Editorial Page Editor Michael Daly shares observations about the need to build a new school to replace Harding High. Even though there’s been a complete turnaround in the power structure of the school board–the minority group that suffered one indignity after another at the hand of the Finch majority is now in charge–the […]

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Baraka On Sandra’s Kase, Wants Her Gagged For Speaking Out Against Principal That Dragged Children

February 25th, 2014 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Board of Education President Sauda Baraka wants Sandra Kase’s head after the school district’s chief administrative officer dared to reiterate what was already known, administrative leadership recommended the termination of Tisdale school principal Carmen Perez Dickson caught on film dragging kindergarten children down the hallway last year that triggered protests from parents when the school […]

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Finch: Don’t Let Obstructionists Derail High School Project

February 17th, 2014 · 23 Comments · Education

In a commentary that also appears in the CT Post, Mayor Bill Finch urges the Board of Education to approve Boston Avenue property owned by General Electric as the new site of construction to replace Harding High School “instead of allowing a handful of obstructionists to play politics with the future and well-being of our […]

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Lopez, Pereira Shoot Jump Shots For Bagley, Jeopardize New High School To Replace Harding

February 13th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education

The Working Families Party alliance that controls the Board of Education is doing all it can to torpedo a new city high school slated for construction on GE property on Boston Avenue. They say the site of a former munitions factory is too dirty, irrespective of the fact site must be cleaned to residential standards […]

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