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Entries Tagged as 'Robert Trefry'

State-Appointed School Board, Following Final Meeting, Makes Its Case For Progress

September 2nd, 2012 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

On Tuesday nine candidates for Board of Education will be on the ballot for a special election ordered by the Connecticut Supreme Court after it overturned the move last summer that led to state control of city schools. The elected school board will be reseated once the Tuesday results are certified by elections officials. Four […]

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Business Community Urges Membership To Support Dem Candidates For BOE

August 14th, 2012 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Hey, does anyone know there’s a special election to fill four Board of Education seats on September 4? Leadership at the Bridgeport Regional Business Council knows and it’s asking membership to support the Democratic-endorsed candidates Hernan Illingworth, Jacqui Kelleher and Ken Moales at a Wednesday fundraiser. The Dem candidates are current members of the reconstituted […]

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Pelto Raises Questions About Vallas’ Consulting

August 13th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Government watchdog Jonathan Pelto who hosts www.jonathanpelto.com shares his latest update about Bridgeport schools. With the first day of school only weeks away; new administrators throughout the school system, including three brand new principals at Bridgeport’s three main high schools, and lots and lots of unfinished business, Paul Vallas and “The Vallas Turnaround System” have […]

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State Education Chief On Forgivable School Loan: ‘How Do We Ensure The Conditions Are Reasonable?’

June 14th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

A story by Linda Conner Lambeck of the CT Post covers state officials’ perspective on providing safeguards for the $3.5 million forgivable loan to the Board of Education. State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor would have veto power over selection of the school chief. Some have called this a power grab. But isn’t it reasonable for […]

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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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School Board Approves Budget–Mayor To Unveil City Budget Next Week

March 27th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Education, News and Events

Unlike last year when the elected Board of Education threw in the towel in anticipation of a state takeover of schools, the current appointed school board Monday night approved a budget that anticipates a commitment for additional city and state revenues. Mayor Bill Finch will submit his budget proposal to the City Council next week […]

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Finch: City Will Increase Investment In School Reform

March 14th, 2012 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education

Emphasizing school improvement and job creation Mayor Bill Finch issued his annual address to the Bridgeport business community Wednesday afternoon reasserting the need for mayoral control of the school budget and highlighting reforms initiated by new schools chief Paul Vallas. The mayor also offered his first public clue during his speech at the Holiday Inn that […]

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