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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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Filling The Void For Andre Baker’s School Board Seat

September 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In January school board member Andre Baker is expected to receive the oath of office to replace the retiring Don Clemons in Connecticut’s 124th State House seat. Baker has not announced definitively when he will resign from the Board of Education. Initially, he said he would resign right after the November election, but might he […]

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Moore Endorsed By Working Families Party For Democratic Primary

July 23rd, 2014 · 40 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Connecticut’s Working Families Party has endorsed State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore in her August 12 primary to unseat Democratic incumbent Anthony Musto. If she wins the Democratic primary Moore will appear on the WFP line in the general election facing Trumbull Republican Town Councilman Rick Costantini.

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Teach For America Staffers Tell School Board No Asterisk, Please***

June 24th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Education, News and Events

Teach for America staffers who fill teaching positions say they’re being singled out with an asterisk on Board of Education agendas regarding personnel matters. School Board Chair Sauda Baraka says it’s a means to determine cost factors. School board member Ken Moales says the practice is discriminatory.

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Attorney: No Legal Basis To Challenge Charter Schools

June 6th, 2014 · 69 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Megan DeSombre Education Bridgeport. Bridgeport has no legal basis to sue the state over newly approved state charter schools, according to an email from attorney Thomas Mooney to the city’s interim school district superintendent, Fran Rabinowitz.

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