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Entries Tagged as 'Sauda Baraka'

Coates To Attend First Meeting As School Board Member

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In her first official meeting Monday as the newest member of the Board of Education, Kadisha Coates will hear an update about the rodent problem at Bassick High School, a discussion of the Special Education audit, an update about the parking issue at Roosevelt School and a concept plan for a Cal Ripken Park adjoining […]

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How Coalition Control Of School Board Self Destructed

November 17th, 2014 · 79 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education

In a September 2013 primary, insurgents wiped out the three Democratic-endorsed candidates for Board of Education providing an embarrassing political moment for Mayor Bill Finch’s education agenda and solidifying coalition control of school policy between the Connecticut Working Families Party and education advocates opposed to the mayor. What a difference a year makes.

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Kadisha Coates, Charter School Mom, New School Board Member

November 13th, 2014 · 24 Comments · Education, News and Events

With all eight remaining Board of Education members in attendance, five of them Thursday night selected a charter school parent Kadisha Coates to fill the vacancy of the resigned John Bagley in a vote at the Aquaculture School.

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Air Ball! Moales Wants Secret Ballot To Select Bagley Replacement

November 12th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The profiles in courage award goes to the curious Board of Education member Ken Moales who wants to fill a school board vacancy by private paper ballots. Sanity prevailed in the form of Board of Education chair Sauda Baraka who reminded Moales at a meeting Monday night school board members are part of a public […]

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Paging Sasha, Yadira, Jeronimo And Major–Do You Want To Serve On The School Board?

October 25th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Sasha Duran, Yadira Antunez, Jeronimo Ortiz and Major McCargo. According to local elections officials, they represent the lone city residents registered with Connecticut’s Working Families Party. And it’s possible, even if highly unlikely, one of them could be considered to replace John Bagley on the Board of Education. Does anyone know them?

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Bagley Fast Breaks From School Board, Resigns Elected Position

October 18th, 2014 · 45 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

John Bagley, the ex Harding High School hoop star who’s been engaged in disagreement with the city over construction of a new school, has resigned from the Board of Education. Bagley, a registered Democrat, was elected to the school board two years ago running on the Working Families Party line.

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‘Principled, Transparent And Ethical’ Public Officials Drives Debate

October 3rd, 2014 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Who says no one reads our stuff? Megan DeSombre, host of the website Education Bridgeport, weighs in on an OIB topic from a few days ago about pols and elected officials worthy of praise. Megan and former school board member Maria Pereira aren’t the best of buds. From DeSombre: “Can you name someone Principled, Transparent, […]

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