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Entries Tagged as 'Sauda Baraka'

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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Finch To School Board, Real Culprit For Lack Of Funding Is The State

May 13th, 2014 · 50 Comments · Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch Monday night appeared before the Board of Education to address members’ concerns the city’s not meeting the state’s Minimum Budget Requirement to fund city schools, saying their beef should be with the state’s taxing structure and not with him. Some board members, including chairman Sauda Baraka, claim the city circumvented its obligation […]

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Baker: I Do What’s Right For The Kids

April 30th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Education, News and Events

A day after his swing vote on the Board of Education approved the site plan for a high school to replace Harding on Boston Avenue property owned by General Electric, former East End City Councilman Andre Baker tells OIB his school board votes will not be swayed by candidate alliances he built for his election […]

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Would You Want Carmen Dickson As Your Campaign Treasurer?

April 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Teresa Davidson has filed a candidate committee seeking the Democratic nomination for Connecticut’s 128th State House District occupied by freshman legislator Christina Ayala. The city’s anti-blight chief Chris Rosario is also seeking the nomination. Attorney Dennis Bradley, a city fire commissioner, has formed an exploratory committee in consideration of a run. The intriguing part of Davidson’s […]

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