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Appropriations Committee hears support and opposition to charter schools

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HARTFORD – The legislature’s Appropriation Committee, meeting in Tuesday to hear testimony on the governor’s budget proposal, heard opposing viewpoints on where the state should spend its limited resources.  “Every child deserves a great school. But there are far too many forgotten schools in Bridgeport, where year after year, our children are unable to get […] [Read More]
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Compassion Leads to Action

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Trumbull – Middle school students from St. Theresa School spent recess learning to use a sewing machine to create fleece neck scarves for the guests of Merton House. The tube shaped scarves can extend up to cover the nose and ears and dips down to fill the zipper opening of a jacket. They are great […] [Read More]
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Milford girl, 12, challenges school ban of leggings

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    Update: 11:11 a.m. After meeting with the school principal, it was agreed that Bella Ray and other young women at West Shore can now wear leggings with a shirt of a reasonably length. Bella’s mom described the principal as kind and understanding.. No disciplinary action will be taken, she added. MILFORD – Isabella “Bella” […] [Read More]
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Ansonia and Bridgeport to get more state preschool funding

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HARTFORD – Ansonia and Bridgeport are among 14 communities awarded new preschool slots and funds to repurpose classrooms into spaces appropriate for three and four year olds, the state announced on Monday. The $3.5 million initiative is possible, officials said, because $1.5 million is for capitol improvements that will be bonded and $2 million for […] [Read More]
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UConn announces its commencement speaker line up

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STORRS – Most colleges have one commencement speaker. Some have two if they split the distribution of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The University of Connecticut has eight for May 2015 commencement ceremonies. One of them is actress and singer Leslie Uggams who will speak to Fine Arts graduates. All collect hnorary degrees for their trouble. Here […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport BOE Building Committee take up Columbus, Harding and more

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board’s Buildings and Operations Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Room 305 of City Hall. The agenda includes a discussion of concerns from Columbus School, an update on Harding High School, a construction update and discussion of two programs: Constellation Energy Performance and a KaBOOM Playground site. Hernan […] [Read More]
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Poetry event at Housatonic Community College.

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Bridgeport – A poetry event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 5, at the Burt Chernow Galleries at Housatonic Community College. The event is being run by the Women Gather at Housatonic Museum of Art and is free of charge to the public. The series highlights the poetry of women and encourages writers from […] [Read More]
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Connecticut State Science Fair on tap

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HAMDEN – The state’s largest science competition tips off for the 67th time March 10-14 at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. Called the Connecticut Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair, the competition brings together hundreds of local school and district winners in grades seven through 12 from throughout the state. From Greenwich to Groton, these budding young scientists and […] [Read More]
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