Bridgeport · Students

Could Bridgeport Kids Benefit from a Revamped Commissioner’s Network?

Is enough being done to ensure all Connecticut children, especially those in urban areas like Bridgeport, receive a quality education? According to the education advocacy group Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN), the answer is no. ConnCAN released a policy report last Thursday, calling on state officials to take “bold action” to revitalize the Commissioner’s… Continue reading Could Bridgeport Kids Benefit from a Revamped Commissioner’s Network?

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It’s Official, Pelto’s Out of the Race

Political consultant turned third-party gubernatorial hopeful Jon Pelto is officially out of the race, collecting only about half the necessary signatures to make it on the ballot. The final count was confirmed by Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill, who sent out a press release Friday. According to the Secretary of State, Pelto collected a… Continue reading It’s Official, Pelto’s Out of the Race

Bridgeport · Students

Bridgeport Schools to Receive Additional State Turnaround Grants

Good news! It looks like Bridgeport Public Schools will be receiving additional grant money. The state Department of Education announced today that they will be awarding 28 of the lowest-performing schools with a total of $6.6 million in federal and state aid through three separate competitive grants. Among those 28 schools were four in Bridgeport,… Continue reading Bridgeport Schools to Receive Additional State Turnaround Grants

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Pelto’s Practices Raise Campaign Finance Questions

Put simply, Jon Pelto is breaking the spirit, if not the letter, of campaign finance law. And his only options are to either shut down his company’s blog or disclose who is paying him to attack Governor Dannel P. Malloy. The political and campaign advisor-for-hire, who masquerades as a progressive blogger, uses his company’s website,… Continue reading Pelto’s Practices Raise Campaign Finance Questions

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New London Day: “Any Roll-Back of Common Core is a Step Back for Our Kids”

After last week’s public hearing on the Common Core, the New London Day published a fantastic must read editorial which outlines why Connecticut Republicans have come out of the woodwork to oppose the Common Core State Standards. If your guess was for the “children of Connecticut,” unfortunately, you’d be wrong. According to The Day, the… Continue reading New London Day: “Any Roll-Back of Common Core is a Step Back for Our Kids”