The state education chief whose school reform policies caused much agita among public school teachers and lobbied the hiring of Paul Vallas as Bridgeport school leader is saying sayonara. From the Hartford Courant: Stefan Pryor, the controversial state education commissioner, will leave his post and is “actively seeking new professional opportunities,” according to Gov. Dannel […]
Entries Tagged as 'Paul Vallas'
August 18th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics
June 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events
Petitioning candidate for governor Jonathan Pelto shares the latest on the flap involving charter school executive Michael Sharpe. As more and more facts come out about Michael Sharpe, the CEO of the Jumoke/FUSE Charter School Management, parents, public school advocates and the taxpayers of Bridgeport and Connecticut are turning their attention to the decision by […]
May 29th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Education, News and Events
Jonathan Pelto, who’s filed an exploratory committee for an independent candidacy for governor, posted his latest story on Thursday regarding Board of Education member Ken Moales’ controversial day care facilities. Question: Did the Malloy administration inappropriately aid and abet Moales’ in his successful effort to get a third daycare facility license on his property?
May 12th, 2014 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
UPDATE: Let’s assume Board of Education member the Rev. Ken Moales and his mother Peggy run efficient Bridgeport daycare operations called Kingdom’s Little Ones Academy and Kingdom’s Little Ones Daycare, properties run as subsidiaries of Moales’ church, Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. Let’s assume they do everything in accordance with regulations of the Board of […]
May 10th, 2014 · 71 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics
UPDATE, includes state letter: Jonathan Pelto, who hosts the What Wait? blog, files his latest report about issues surrounding a day care center controlled by Board of Education member Ken Moales and his family. One of the issues centers on a letter from the Connecticut Division of Early Care and Education notifying the Bridgeport Public […]
May 10th, 2014 · 16 Comments · Education, News and Events
Jonathan Pelto’s second day story about Ken Moales and why he should resign from the Board of Education. After reviewing the facts, it is clearly time for a truly independent investigation into the Moales daycare center operation …
May 7th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
Board of Education member Howard Gardner takes the wood to Bill Finch about the mayor’s commitment to city schools. In a commentary also published by the CT Post, Gardner condemns the “education mayor” for circumventing the state’s Minimum Budget Requirement to fund schools. The Bridgeport Board of Education (BBOE) is burdened with a teaching/learning infrastructure that […]