Students

BEA Passes Maria Pereira Up for Endorsement

  The Bridgeport Education Association joins a growing list of former allies distancing themselves from Maria Pereira’s latest bid for school board. According to a tweet posted this morning by Connecticut Post reporter Linda Lambeck, the BEA endorsed Democrats Ben Walker and Dennis Bradley, but passed Pereira up, endorsing Republican Kevin McSpirit instead.    … Continue reading BEA Passes Maria Pereira Up for Endorsement

Students

Last Year, Bridgeport’s BOE Missed Prime Opportunity to Improve Schools

What if I used the term “mentally retarded children” on my blog to describe students with intellectual disabilities? I imagine my inbox would be full of emails rightly admonishing me for using such antiqued and offensive language. Yet, despite having renegotiated the terms only last year, for some reason the Bridgeport Board of Education continues… Continue reading Last Year, Bridgeport’s BOE Missed Prime Opportunity to Improve Schools

Students

Bridgeport Parents Forced To Leave School Grounds At BOE Meeting

Charter school parents gathered in front of Aquaculture School yesterday evening to hold a press conference on their concerns over the district’s possible decision to sue the state over the two new charter approved earlier this year. That is until they were asked to leave school premises. Why? Because they dare be in favor of… Continue reading Bridgeport Parents Forced To Leave School Grounds At BOE Meeting

Bridgeport · Budgets

Board Meeting on Teacher Contracts Ends Early

  The Board of Education met with City Council’s Budget Appropriations Committee Monday to discuss teacher and administrator contract negotiations. The meeting lasted only ten minutes and very little discussion took place. State statute requires the Board of Education to meet and “confer” with city fiscal authorities prior to the start of collective bargaining negotiations.… Continue reading Board Meeting on Teacher Contracts Ends Early