Students

Endorsed campaign calls for CEA to cease spending

After filing a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, the endorsed slate is now calling for the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) to immediately end all spending on behalf of the challenger slate. It was revealed Wednesday that the CEA spent over $28,000 on independent expenditures on behalf of the challenger-slate. According to a statement… Continue reading Endorsed campaign calls for CEA to cease spending

Bridgeport · Reform · Students

Connecticut Post Q&A reveals insights on BOE candidates

The Connecticut Post’s Q&A session with Bridgeport’s Board of Education candidates reveal some interesting insights on the six candidates running in next week’s Sept 10th primary. One thing that’s particularly striking—While all candidates seem to agree that smaller class-sizes and more parental involvement would be ideal—the slates are on opposite ends of the spectrum when… Continue reading Connecticut Post Q&A reveals insights on BOE candidates

Bridgeport · Students

Endorsed candidates not invited to public forum, event cancelled

A public forum featuring all six Board of Education candidates, sponsored by Bridgeport area League of Women Voters and Common Cause in Connecticut was set for Tuesday, 6 P.M. at the Burroughs Center in Black Rock. The event, however, was cancelled by the League of Women Voters after Democratic endorse candidates, Kathryn Roach Bukovsky, Rev. Simon… Continue reading Endorsed candidates not invited to public forum, event cancelled

Bridgeport · Students

Chris Elsberry: “Middle schoolers from Bridgeport jump into athletics”

About a year ago, Superintendent Paul Vallas announced that he wanted to start a middle school sports program. This year, over 600 middle school students had the opportunity to participate in a sports program for the first time in over a decade. The newly expanded program now includes soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball.… Continue reading Chris Elsberry: “Middle schoolers from Bridgeport jump into athletics”

Bridgeport · Students

Ms. Dickson Termination Hearing Continues

Unbelievable! That is the first word that came to mind while listening to Dr. Kase’s testimony describing how Carmen Perez-Dickson, Principal of Tisdale Elementary, allegedly picked up a child like a “Thanksgiving turkey.” Dr. Sandra Kase, the district’s chief administrative officer, was not an eyewitness to incident, and  was only made aware of the alleged… Continue reading Ms. Dickson Termination Hearing Continues

Bridgeport · Students

Public Forum Showcases Bridgeport BOE Candidates

“It’s all about the children” A statement repeated by Kathryn Bukovsky, Democratic endorsed candidate for Bridgeport’s Board of Education, but also echoed throughout Monday’s Citizens Working for a Better Bridgeport public forum, which featured both city and state candidates for the upcoming September primary and November general elections. The purpose of Monday’s forum was for… Continue reading Public Forum Showcases Bridgeport BOE Candidates

Standards · Students

“Education Blogger” Jon Pelto Flunks Credibility Test

Two days ago, Jon Pelto posted an article bashing Superintendent Paul Vallas, using the recently released CMT scores as evidence of the superintendent’s ineffectiveness. What I find interesting is that Pelto only offers 4th and 6th grade test results as evidence. I wonder why? Perhaps it’s because the CMT scores for the 7th and 8th… Continue reading “Education Blogger” Jon Pelto Flunks Credibility Test