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Entries Tagged as 'Paul Vallas'

Why Is School Board Member Moales Receiving A Taxpayer Subsidy For A BOE-Supported Program?

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 […]

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State Audit Demands Repayment From Moales Day Care Center

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 […]

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Pelto: Moales Should Resign From School Board

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 …

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Gardner Expels Finch On Education Commitment

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 […]

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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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