The new Board of Education Monday night conducted its organizational meeting naming Working Families Party member Sauda Baraka chairwoman. The board also accepted Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas’ resignation with 60 days notice. Vallas is leaving the district, after two years, to be a candidate for lieutenant governor in the state of Illinois.
Entries Tagged as 'Paul Vallas'
December 10th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Education, News and Events
December 4th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Former Mayor Joe Ganim carved out a strategy 12 years ago and he’s sticking to it. Whether someone else did it, the devil made him do it, or some other convenient imagination, Joe’s gotten so deep into dubious denial strategy he ever had his hand out in the late 1990s it’s impossible for him to […]
November 25th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
Meeting governmental goals, policies and agendas require political friends in the right places, particularly in a city such as Bridgeport which doesn’t exactly have a reputation for a strong legislative delegation in Hartford to bring home the bacon. Love him or leave him (and he will be leaving soon to run for lieutenant governor in […]
November 16th, 2013 · 13 Comments · Education, News and Events
UPDATE: Connecticut Supreme Court summary here. Steven Ecker, the appellate specialist who successfully argued the Paul Vallas case before the Connecticut Supreme Court, shares this exclusive commentary about the high court’s decision, what it means while also taking exception to statements by Vallas’ critics including Norm Pattis, the attorney for plaintiffs in the case. Ecker […]
Supremes Rule Unanimously For Vallas, Overturn Bellis (Again)–Vallas Lawyer: ‘Lawsuit Never Should Have Been Filed’
November 15th, 2013 · 58 Comments · Education, News and Events
The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a ruling by Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis that Paul Vallas lacked the qualifications to lead Bridgeport schools. Read the decision here. The Supremes validated the authority of State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor and the Connecticut Board of Education to qualify Vallas who was hired for the school […]
November 12th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Paul Vallas experienced tough political environments having led public schools in Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans so little Bridgeport, Connecticut by comparison probably seemed like a layup when Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor asked the national education reformer to step up for beleaguered schools in the state’s largest city two years ago.
Vallas Tapped As Running Mate For Illinois Governor, Says He Will Not Leave School District “In A Lurch”
November 8th, 2013 · 113 Comments · Education, News and Events
Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas, who ran for governor of Illinois about 10 years ago, will be a candidate for lieutenant governor, according to this Friday announcement from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn: Governor Pat Quinn today named Paul Vallas as his running mate in the 2014 election. A longtime reformer and nationally renowned fiscal and […]