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SIX BOE Members Respond to Gardner’s Temper Tantrum Over Bassick Principal Pick

Whose job is it to run the day-to-day operations of a school district? You’d think this would be a no-brainer for the Bridgeport Board of Education – but incredibility, this question has caused mounting internal strife amongst members. What started as a conflict between Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz and the Bassick High School’s School Governance Council… Continue reading SIX BOE Members Respond to Gardner’s Temper Tantrum Over Bassick Principal Pick

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Did WFP State Senate Candidate Illegally Receive Large Donations from Union Lobbyists?

A few days ago, failed gubernatorial candidate Jon Pelto alleged that State Senate Candidate and Bridgeport Board of Education member Rev. Kenneth Moales might be taking unlawful contributions, but as it turns out it’s actually Working Families Party candidate Edwin Gomes who actually may have accepted illegal contributions. According to Gomes’ campaign finance filings, registered… Continue reading Did WFP State Senate Candidate Illegally Receive Large Donations from Union Lobbyists?

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Bridgeport BOE Extends Superintendent Rabinowitz’s Contract & Suspends Search For Permanent Superintendent

After an hour and a half executive session, the Bridgeport Board of Education voted 7-2 to extend Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz’s contract till June 2016. This decision comes after the BOE spent weeks discussing search firm proposals – an effort that will now be suspended. Just in case you were counting, this is the second time… Continue reading Bridgeport BOE Extends Superintendent Rabinowitz’s Contract & Suspends Search For Permanent Superintendent

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Bridgeport Parent Kadisha Coates Selected by BOE to Replace Bagley

The verdict is in! After weeks of speculation and about two hours of interviewing potential replacements, the Bridgeport Board of Education selected parent Kadisha Coates to fill the vacancy left after John Bagley’s sudden resignation from the board a month ago. Coates won the seat in the first round of voting, with board members Rev.… Continue reading Bridgeport Parent Kadisha Coates Selected by BOE to Replace Bagley

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Central Office Restructuring Cost the Bridgeport BOE About $500,000

Here’s a question: How much did busing the new charter school students actually cost the district this year? Evidently, not nearly as much as restructuring the central office, which cost the district around a half a million dollars. If you weren’t paying close attention, you might not have noticed the board was up to its… Continue reading Central Office Restructuring Cost the Bridgeport BOE About $500,000

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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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Bridgeport Community Came Out in Support of FUSE’s Success at Dunbar

Bridgeport’s court of public opinion has spoken. Dozens of teachers, parents, students and community leaders — including some unexpected supporters — came out to Monday night’s board meeting to express the significant improvements they have seen at Dunbar over the past year, since the school partnered with Family Urban Schools of Excellence (FUSE). But, in… Continue reading Bridgeport Community Came Out in Support of FUSE’s Success at Dunbar

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Dunbar-FUSE Partnership Important for Park City Children

For the first time in over 15 years Dunbar School has seen vast improvements; for the first time there’s been hope for the children on the East End attending the chronically failing school. Sadly this might all be undone. When the board discusses this issue tonight let’s hope they make time to talk about the… Continue reading Dunbar-FUSE Partnership Important for Park City Children

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Nap Time at the Bridgeport BOE! John Bagley Falls Asleep During Meeting

  BOE member John Bagley was caught dozing off during Monday night’s board meeting. Whether it was lack of interest or fatigue that caught up with Bagley can’t be determined, but it does beg the question, If board members can’t stay awake, how do they expect parents and community members to make it through an… Continue reading Nap Time at the Bridgeport BOE! John Bagley Falls Asleep During Meeting