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Entries Tagged as 'Stefan Pryor'

Top Stories July/August 2013, Grounded Airport Manager: I Recused Myself At All Levels, Acted Only As Directed

December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment · City Council, City Politics, Cops, Education, News and Events

A new bishop for Diocese of Bridgeport, Downtown housing, a fired airport manager, a $400,000 land improvement a judge rules taxpayers were not obligated to pay, were among lead stories for July/August 2013. Other headlines:

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Finch Announces Agreement With State To Resolve Education Funding

November 26th, 2013 · 28 Comments · City Budget, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post here Mayor Bill Finch on Sunday issued a news release informing that the State Department of Education and the city have reached a resolution for the city to comply with the mandated Minimum Budget Requirement (MBR). News release from Finch follows that also includes a joint letter to the […]

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Vallas And Pryor, Finch And Malloy–Why Relationships Matter

November 25th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education

Meeting governmental goals, policies and agendas require political friends in the right places, particularly in a city such as Bridgeport which doesn’t exactly have a reputation for a strong legislative delegation in Hartford to bring home the bacon. Love him or leave him (and he will be leaving soon to run for lieutenant governor in […]

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Supremes Rule Unanimously For Vallas, Overturn Bellis (Again)–Vallas Lawyer: ‘Lawsuit Never Should Have Been Filed’

November 15th, 2013 · 58 Comments · Education, News and Events

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a ruling by Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis that Paul Vallas lacked the qualifications to lead Bridgeport schools. Read the decision here. The Supremes validated the authority of State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor and the Connecticut Board of Education to qualify Vallas who was hired for the school […]

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Bridgeport No Palace For Vallas, Says Decision To Leave Easy

November 12th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Paul Vallas experienced tough political environments having led public schools in Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans so little Bridgeport, Connecticut by comparison probably seemed like a layup when Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor asked the national education reformer to step up for beleaguered schools in the state’s largest city two years ago.

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The Political Landscape Following General Election Poses Intrigue

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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You Decide: The What Ifs In The Paul Vallas School Board Case

September 24th, 2013 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

The Connecticut Supreme Court Monday morning heard from the Paul Vallas side arguing he’s the goods; heard from the anti-Vallas side he must be removed because he lacks legal certification to lead a Connecticut school district. The Supremes asked questions of both sides. Now the waiting begins. Is it days, weeks or months before a […]

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