Reform

Challenger Slate Leads BOE Race in Unofficial Results

Unofficial results show the challenger slate winning Tuesday’s Board of Education Democratic primary by a 1,000 vote margin. The challenger slate beat out the endorsed slate almost 2-to-1 despite the endorsed slate’s initial 841 absentee ballot lead. Turnout was very low; roughly only 10-12% of Bridgeport Democrats voted in Tuesday’s primary. The challengers, Andre Baker,… Continue reading Challenger Slate Leads BOE Race in Unofficial Results

Budgets

Lab Coats and Unidentifiable Sources?

Yesterday’s special board meeting was low key compared to the past few—No one was escorted out by police and there was little screaming. But, it wouldn’t be Bridgeport without some conflict. Among the most contentious subjects was Fairchild Wheeler’s lab coat policy. Yes, the school board argued for about 25 minutes over lab coats and… Continue reading Lab Coats and Unidentifiable Sources?

Budgets · Reform · Students

Bridgeport Regional Business Council: ‘Bridgeport Schools Need to Maintain Continuity’

A must-read editorial by the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, discusses some of the progress Bridgeport schools have made over the past year, including closing the $13 million dollar funding gap and improving classroom resources: The Bridgeport Regional Business Council has spent a great deal of time over the last few years and invested substantial dollars,… Continue reading Bridgeport Regional Business Council: ‘Bridgeport Schools Need to Maintain Continuity’