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A civil school board retreat

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TRUMBULL – The city school board did something it is not often accustomed to doing. It held an argument free mini-retreat, out of town (if you call Sacred Heart’s Oak Drive campus off Old Town Road out of town) for nearly four hours on Friday afternoon. Perhaps it was the calm demeanor of Tom Mooney, […] [Read More]
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HCC community service day is Saturday

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BRIDGEPORT – Housatonic Community College will hold a community service day on Saturday, starting at 8:45 a.m. At least 50 faculty, staff and students are expected to turn out for a series of projects. One group will go to Family Services Woodfield at 475 Clinton Avenue, to volunteer to work in community gardens, the clothing […] [Read More]
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City and school board to join forces for more funding

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BRIDGEPORT — The seeds may have been planted for the city council and school board to act as one in prying more education funding from the state. It may come through legal action. It may take the form of a shared bus ride up to Hartford. But in what some are calling the first, the […] [Read More]
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Bassick hosts March Against Violence on Saturday

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Bridgeport – The Ninth Annual March Against Violence will be held Saturday October 25, 2014, starting at Bassick High School. Students march in memory of Tavon Duharte, a student who was killed by a classmate in their junior year at Bassick in 2005. They also march to send a message to the community that they are anti-violence […] [Read More]
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In search of an eligible Bridgeport school board candidate

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BRIDGEPORT — Nothing comes easy for the city school board, not even filling a vacant seat. The sudden decision by Working Family Party Member John Bagley to resign, has left the remaining board members with one, maybe two legal opinions about how to fill the seat. Bagley was a Democrat and according to the city […] [Read More]
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State board chair elected area director of national association

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Allan Taylor, the chair of the Connecticut State Board of Education has been elected as Northeast Area Director of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) this month at the association’s Annual Conference in Denver.  Taylor has chaired the Connecticut board since 2005, and he serves as Chair of the Finance, Audit and Department […] [Read More]
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Teachers’ unions applaud new insurance trust

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HARTFORD – The Connecticut’s Teachers’ Retirement Board, in collaboration with state treasurer and attorney general, have worked to shore-up a retirement health fund that Connecticut’s retired educators depend on, according to the leaders of both state teachers unions. The retirement board has voted unanimously to establish the legal structure for a new trust after receiving approval from the Office of […] [Read More]
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New places to read at Bridgeport’s Batalla School

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This from Marge Hiller, director of the Bridgeport Public Education Fund: On October 21st  the Bridgeport Public Education Fund held a dedication ceremony in the Cesar Batalla School library to honor James Ford,  a reader and volunteer in the classroom of Cynthia Alvarez for eight years. Ford passed away earlier this year and the family requested […] [Read More]
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