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A Victory for Bridgeport Parents! BOE Finally Cuts Ties with Abusive DPAC Executive Board

After months – if not years – of parents being disenfranchised, the Bridgeport Board Education finally made the decision to cut ties with the current District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) leadership. The motion, which was approved, 6-2, replaces the current DPAC with a new one made up of school PAC (SPAC) presidents, a transition that… Continue reading A Victory for Bridgeport Parents! BOE Finally Cuts Ties with Abusive DPAC Executive Board

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Bridgeport BOE Still Dragging Their Feet on Superintendent Search

With Interim Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz’s one-year contract set to expire in less than two months, you’d think the Bridgeport Board of Education would be scrambling to get back on schedule with their superintendent search. Nope. Not this board. Their original intention was to interview potential candidates throughout the month of January. It looks like that… Continue reading Bridgeport BOE Still Dragging Their Feet on Superintendent Search

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New Federal Grant Helps Bridgeport Get Closer to Universal Pre-K

It appears Bridgeport will be a little closer to its goal of universal pre-k. On Wednesday, the US Department of Education announced that Connecticut is to receive $12.5 million in additional grant money next year to help expand access to early childhood education. Bridgeport will be getting the largest portion of that money. Through the… Continue reading New Federal Grant Helps Bridgeport Get Closer to Universal Pre-K

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Will BOE’s Security Merger Be On The Chopping Block Again?

Remember back in January when the Bridgeport Board of Education attempted to end the district’s partnership with the Bridgeport Police Department, but were stopped by an outraged public? Apparently, that fight isn’t over. Hell-bent on cutting all ties with the city, it looks like the board may spend over $12,000 to audit the “effectiveness” of… Continue reading Will BOE’s Security Merger Be On The Chopping Block Again?

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Bridgeport BOE to Name New Members of Dunbar’s Turnaround Committee

After over a week, Bridgeport’s school board has finally decided to choose their two representatives to Dunbar School’s new turnaround committee. They will be meeting tonight in City Hall Room 305 at 6:30 p.m. to make their decision. This means that Dunbar’s new committee will have less than four weeks to come up with a… Continue reading Bridgeport BOE to Name New Members of Dunbar’s Turnaround Committee

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Get Ready for Lots of Lawsuits, Bridgeport!

Apparently, when it comes to attorneys, money is no object for the Bridgeport Board of Education. At Thursday’s special meeting, the board unanimously voted (barring Rev. Kenneth Moales, who had already left) to approve a three-year contract with Shipman & Goodwin, arguably one of the most expensive education law firms in the state. You’d think… Continue reading Get Ready for Lots of Lawsuits, Bridgeport!

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Pereira Threatens to Sue Bridgeport While Baraka Threatens to Sue Me

The chairwoman of the Bridgeport Board of Education does not want you to know that former Bridgeport Board of Education member and former Working Families Party boss Maria Pereira is threatening to sue the City of Bridgeport. Baraka went so far as to threaten me with a lawsuit if I reported on another threat of… Continue reading Pereira Threatens to Sue Bridgeport While Baraka Threatens to Sue Me

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Bridgeport’s BOE Approves New Superintendent’s Contract for 1 Year

After deliberating for over 30 minutes in executive session late last night, the Bridgeport Board of Education unanimously approved new interim superintendent Fran Rabinowitz’s $140,000 contract. The district approved a one-year contract with Rabinowitz, who is set to begin March 3rd. Rabinowitz’s salary is about $40,000 less than Paul Vallas’ as permanent superintendent, according to… Continue reading Bridgeport’s BOE Approves New Superintendent’s Contract for 1 Year