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Bipartisan bill takes aim at campus sexual assaults

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 WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, and others, today introduced new, bipartisan legislation that takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses. The legislation seeks to protect and empower students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions—including the establishment of stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation’s new standards for training, data and best […] [Read More]
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City school board holds a couple of special meetings today

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board’s process committee will meet at 5 p.m. to finalize the terms of a contract with its new legal firm, Shipman and Goodman. The meeting takes place in Room 305 of City Hall. Then, at 6 p.m. the full board will meet in special session to act on the appointment […] [Read More]
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Rabinowitz: BOE central office is changing, not growing

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The deck chairs are shifting in central office but according to Interim Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz, her administrative team will be just about the same size as that of former Schools Superintendent Paul Vallas. City School Board Member Kenneth Moales, in an email to board members and Rabinowitz last week, alleged that Rabinowitz has added more […] [Read More]
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Bassick and Central to both have interim principals

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BRIDGEPORT – Two of the city’s three comprehensive high schools will start the school year with interim school chiefs. Central, will be led by Eric Graf, who was an assistant principal at Central. He replaces Stephen Anderson who retired after two years with the district. Bassick will be led by Stephen Cassidy, who had a […] [Read More]
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Four Bridgeport schools and Derby HS get federal grant

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NEW HAVEN – The state Department of Education today announced that four Bridgeport elementary schools and Derby High School are among 29 low performing schools that will get a piece of a new batch of federal and state funding. In all, about $6.6 million will be distributed through three separate competitive grants that combine federal […] [Read More]
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Ranking college by return on investment

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There are college rankings based on student tastes, reputation and rigor. Money Magazine just came out with one based on  affordability, and career outcomes. On a list of 655 colleges and universities, 10 from Connecticut made the list. Here they are: 15. Yale University 120. University of Connecticut 147. Fairfield University 169. Wesleyan University 235. […] [Read More]
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Being 120 percent sure

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BRIDGEPORT – Poised to act Friday on a recommendation to name Aresta Johnson the district’s new executive director of secondary education, the city school board postponed action after Interim Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz told the board she needed more time. Rabinowitz said she still needed to investigate one piece of the application and ended […] [Read More]
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Summer poems from Fairfield U’s 2014 Poetry Lab

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FAIRFIELD – The Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield (CWP), based at Fairfield University is in the process of hosting seven different writing labs this summer for students in grades three through 12. The 2014 Poetry Lab – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, ran from July 14-18 Here are some examples of what the students wrote:  Courtney […] [Read More]
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