Reform · Standards

“Education Blogger” Jon Pelto Thinks Only Teachers Should Run Education-related Government Programs

One of “Education Blogger” Jon Pelto’s recent posts defies logic entirely by insisting that only teachers should run education-related government programs. His chief complaint with Governor Malloy and Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor’s chosen candidate for the position of Director for Educator Effectiveness and Professional Learning for the State Department of Education is that she… Continue reading “Education Blogger” Jon Pelto Thinks Only Teachers Should Run Education-related Government Programs

Bridgeport · Students

WFP Coalition Wins Control of the School Board

Voter turnout for Tuesday’s election was low across the city. A mere 11.6 percent of registered voters made it to the polls. Black Rock, as usual, saw higher numbers at 26 percent voter turnout. [Moderator’s Report, 11/5/2013] Unendorsed Democrats Andre Baker, David Hennessey and Howard Gardner all received over 3,000 votes in unofficial tallies. The… Continue reading WFP Coalition Wins Control of the School Board

Students

Does 35 Years of Service Absolve You? A Look at the Perez- Dickson Decision

The minority board members—in this case: Herman Illingworth, Leticia Colon and Thomas Mulligan—were “shocked, appalled and devastated” by the majority’s decision to allow Tisdale Principal Carmen Perez-Dickson to continue with the district. [“We are Shocked,” 10/31/2013] Last Wednesday, after over six hours of deliberation, the board decided to suspend, rather than terminate, Perez-Dickson. Perez-Dickson was… Continue reading Does 35 Years of Service Absolve You? A Look at the Perez- Dickson Decision

Budgets

More Collaboration between ROW B and C: A Joint Mailer and More…

If you live in Bridgeport, you’ve probably noticed the recent influx of campaign literature clogging your mailbox. With less than a week left until Election Day, the final push for votes is underway. One mailer, in particular, caught my attention. This joint mailer urges voters to vote for both ROW B (unendorsed Democrats) and ROW… Continue reading More Collaboration between ROW B and C: A Joint Mailer and More…

Budgets · Students

Bridgeport Schools to Receive $11 million in Federal Grants

Tuesday, Superintendent Paul Vallas announced Bridgeport Public Schools will receive an $11.1 million federal grant over the next three years. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet Schools Assistance Program. The district will receive $3.2 million in the first year, and then $3.9 million in the second and third years. This… Continue reading Bridgeport Schools to Receive $11 million in Federal Grants