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They can see you in Bridgeport schools

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BRIDGEPORT – The next time you think are wandering down a empty corridor in a city school and have the feeling you are being watched, chances are you are right. The city police department today opened up its school security command center which now has double the number of wide, split-screen monitors it had a […] [Read More]
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Marin’s first day as a turnaround school

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BRIDGEPORT – Went to Luis Munoz Marin School today to see all the changes now that the school is part of the Commissioner’s Network. It is the third city school in three years to get the help. Here are some images from my morning:       [Read More]
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Interim Bridgeport Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz at commencement

And the superintendent search goes on.

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  BRIDGEPORT – Lest we forget, there is an “Interim” before Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz’ title for a reason. Hired last March to hold the fort down after the departure of Paul Vallas, Rabinowitz is technically “retired” and came on board with a one year contract. Part of her assignment, aside from running the district, […] [Read More]
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An agenda without asterisks

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BRIDGEPORT – At the last meeting of the city school board’s 2013-14 school year, a number of departing Teach for America corps members took issue with the fact that asterisks were put next to their names on the board agenda. It had been the practice of the school board last year to give board members […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport BOE hires a law firm

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  BRIDGEPORT – The city school board on Monday signed onto a three-year letter of engagement with Shipman & Goodman, a Hartford based law firm. If the name sounds familiar, perhaps it is because the same law firm recently advised the board against suing the state over allowing new charter schools to open in the […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Public Schools convocation

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BRIDGEPORT – Here are some shots from today’s Bridgeport Public Schools Convocation held at the Webster Bank Arena. Featured speaker was Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.   And here is the presentation attendees saw from Yale’s Marc Brackett:   [Read More]
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Bridgeport Military Academy has a new home

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BRIDGEPORT – Some 253 sophomores and freshmen attending the Bridgeport Military Academy this fall will trade in a brand new building for one that is 63 years old. On the bright side, they don’t have to share it. The two-year-old first responders school is moving to the former St. Ambrose School. It had been in […] [Read More]
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What the Bridgeport BOE didn't get to on Monday

School board kicks of year with a five-hour plus meeting

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board convened its first back-to-back meetings of the new school year at 5:30 p.m. Monday and didn’t adjourn until after 11 p.m., forcing the nine-member panel to table half of its agenda. It took an hour of public discussion and more than an hour of private discussion for a majority […] [Read More]
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