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Pereira Claims Police Harassment At Peaceful Protests

November 23rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

As the community group Faith Acts for Education conducted a forum with members of the Board of Education Monday night at Cathedral of Praise in the South End (see account from executive director below), board member Maria Pereira was outside joined by protesters opposed to the group’s support of charter schools. Pereira asserts it’s become a habit for police […]

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How Many School Board Members Will Show At Forum?

November 20th, 2016 · 102 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The community group Faith Acts for Education will conduct a forum with members of the Board of Education Monday 6pm at Cathedral of Praise, 45 Gregory Street in the South End. Asserting “Bridgeport deserves better from its elected Board of Education,” Faith Acts members conducted a demonstration at Geraldine Johnson School in September. How many […]

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Wanted: Interim School Chief

November 14th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The Board of Education is scheduled to conduct a special meeting Tuesday at 5:30 to discuss “filling interim superintendent vacancy” of Fran Rabinowitz who announced she’s leaving at the end of the year following a clash with school board member Maria Pereira. The board has assembled selectively in special meetings called by Chair Dennis Bradley […]

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Will Ganim Name Another School Board Member?

October 27th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Armed with a court ruling that he can appoint school board members to fill vacancies if the Board of Education does not act within 30 days, Mayor Joe Ganim may once again take executive action with the one-month resignation of Republican Kevin McSpirit on the horizon next week. If that happens Ganim will have appointed […]

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School Board Maneuvering Continues, Special Meeting Monday

October 21st, 2016 · 10 Comments · Education, News and Events

Board of Education Secretary Ben Walker and at least three other board members are moving forward with a special meeting Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Geraldine Johnson School. Will selective boycotter Dennis Bradley, the chair, show up?

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Education Chief Refuses To Assign Staff To School Board Committee Meetings

October 17th, 2016 · 30 Comments · Education, News and Events

A fallout of the selective boycott by some Board of Education members including Chair Dennis Bradley is the lack of nuts and bolts work that is generally conducted at the committee level. Bradley has opted for short-agenda special meetings that can conceivably provide him greater control to direct policy, eschewing the committee meetings and larger-agenda […]

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Library Board Battle With Hughes Lingers

October 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Library, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Members of the city’s Library Board did not violate state Freedom of Information laws when they privately discussed embattled Library Director Scott Hughes’ performance without him in the room, a state official said.

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Half The School Board Meets Amidst A Contentious Body

October 12th, 2016 · 56 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Four Board of Education members conducted a meeting Tuesday night at Geraldine Johnson School claiming they had a representative quorum because they don’t acknowledge two members appointed by Mayor Joe Ganim to fill vacancies. Board Chair Dennis Bradley, in conflict with the four members, had cancelled the meeting asserting police could be called to remove […]

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