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 'Sauda Baraka'
December 10th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Education, News and Events
December 9th, 2013 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
In Bridgeport schools, the Hispanic/Latino demographic makes up 49 percent of the student body while teachers of the same demographic comprise 10.45 percent of the faculty. Black/African American students account for roughly 38 percent of the student population while black/African American teachers total about 13 percent. White students account for 9.27 percent of the total […]
December 2nd, 2013 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events
Government watchdog John Marshall Lee attended the send-off session of the Board of Education last Monday as five newly elected members await their first full meeting December 9. He shares this report: As November comes to a close so does meeting activities of City elected officials. The most significant final meeting of a Board was last Monday […]
November 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
If you need extra time to digest the bird, or risk a little extra indigestion wondering how many times they will violate the City Charter and Connecticut Constitution, the newly elected City Council, school board and city sheriffs will receive the oath of office on Sunday, 5 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 45 Lyon […]
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November 26th, 2013 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
Update, Baraka has the votes Citing her experience, incoming Board of Education member Andre Baker who ran on both the Democratic and Connecticut Working Families Party line says he’ll support Sauda Baraka for school board chair. The school board with five new members will select officers at an organizational meeting in December. Democrat Dave Hennessey […]
November 20th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
When the Board of Education meets for its organizational meeting December 9, it will have five new members to select a new chair. Working Families Party member Sauda Baraka and Democrat Dave Hennessey are trying to line up the votes for leadership among the nine members.
November 8th, 2013 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education
For eternal optimists in politics there was something positive to take away on a number of levels from Tuesday’s general election. The Connecticut Working Families Party won coalition control of the school board, beleaguered Republicans grabbed a school board seat and a City Council seat after shut out from meaningful elections for years and a […]
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