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Malloy To Discuss Black Rock Business District

September 26th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Governor Dan Malloy, who’s kicked up criticism of Republican opponent Tom Foley’s education proposal to strip money from failing schools, is scheduled to participate in a discussion tonight (Friday) 6 p.m. at the Black Rock Library with neighborhood residents about the $500,000 state funding to enhance the Black Rock business district on Fairfield Avenue.

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Pereira Places Charter School Proponent On Video Hot Seat, Education Debate Follows

September 3rd, 2014 · 50 Comments · Education, News and Events

  Former school board member Maria Pereira, an opponent of charter schools, turned street reporter in front of Dunbar School on Tuesday confronting a paid canvasser for a pro-charter school organization who described Bridgeport as the worst performing school district in the country. The exchange between Pereira and the canvasser illustrates the gulf between pro-charter […]

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Charter School Advocate Launches ‘Unite Bridgeport’ Door-To-Door Campaign

August 25th, 2014 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Charter school advocacy organization Families for Excellent Schools, a growing presence in city education, has commenced a citywide grassroots “Unite Bridgeport” campaign to register new voters, receive input about the direction of city schools and share the gospel about the role of charter schools in the city.

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Education Chief Pryor Expelled, Recruited Vallas To City

August 18th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

The state education chief whose school reform policies caused much agita among public school teachers and lobbied the hiring of Paul Vallas as Bridgeport school leader is saying sayonara. From the Hartford Courant: Stefan Pryor, the controversial state education commissioner, will leave his post and is “actively seeking new professional opportunities,” according to Gov. Dannel […]

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School Leaders Want To End Relationship With Charter Group

July 9th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

Following a series of revelations, interim school chief Fran Rabinowitz says she intends to terminate the district’s partnership with a charter school group running Dunbar School. Her decision will be presented to the Board of Education on Thursday. More from CT Post here.

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State Education Board To Probe Charter School Group

June 30th, 2014 · 26 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The state Board of Education agreed unanimously Monday to hire an attorney to investigate the group that help run Bridgeport’s Dunbar school and several other schools once it was learned its director had a criminal record and lied about having a doctorate.

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Pelto Pelts Moales Over Charter School ‘Fraud’

June 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

Petitioning candidate for governor Jonathan Pelto shares the latest on the flap involving charter school executive Michael Sharpe. As more and more facts come out about Michael Sharpe, the CEO of the Jumoke/FUSE Charter School Management, parents, public school advocates and the taxpayers of Bridgeport and Connecticut are turning their attention to the decision by […]

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