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Bridgeport BOE Votes To Explore Legal Action Against Both City and State

On Monday, the Bridgeport Board of Education voted 7-2 in favor of exploring legal options against the state Board of Education over two new charter schools approved for Bridgeport. At the very same meeting, the board also voted to explore their legal options against the city of Bridgeport over what they consider to be underfunding… Continue reading Bridgeport BOE Votes To Explore Legal Action Against Both City and State

Students

Groundbreaking Celebration at the New Roosevelt School Draws a Crowd

Thursday’s groundbreaking celebration drew quite a crowd. Over 200 Roosevelt students, parents, teachers and community members were in attendance. The festivities included performances by Roosevelt’s band, as well as their chorus, who sang “Bridgeport Reach” – A song written by Central High School’s choir about Bridgeport students. Mayor Finch, Superintendent Paul Vallas, and Board of… Continue reading Groundbreaking Celebration at the New Roosevelt School Draws a Crowd

Bridgeport · Reform

Challenger Slate Rejects Mayor Finch’s Olive Branch

After the endorsed slate lost in the Democratic primary, Mayor Finch offered an olive branch to the victors, inviting them to meet and discuss educational issues. The challenger slate—Dave Hennessey, Howard Gardner and Andre Baker—refused the mayor’s offer. Instead of politely refusing, however, their Working Family Party backers flung baseless accusations about the meeting invitation.… Continue reading Challenger Slate Rejects Mayor Finch’s Olive Branch