Education Matters

Short descriptive tagline
john santa

Child Advocacy group to honor Santa and Rabinowitz

on
            BRIDGEPORT – The Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition will honor two local leaders for their commitment to the Greater Bridgeport community. They are John Santa from the Malta Justice Initiative with the Cesar Batalla Community Service award and Frances Rabinowitz, Interim Superintendent of the Bridgeport Public Schools.  The event takes […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Cinefest

Fairfield U to host student film festival

on
FAIRFIELD – Film, television, and media arts students at Fairfield University will present Cinefest Fairfield 2015 at 6 p.m., Friday, May 1, in the Kelley Theatre of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The student-run film festival is free and open to the public and begins with a pre-show, complete with light refreshments and […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport Parent convention set for June 10

on
BRIDGEPORT – The district’s 43rd annual Parent Convention will be held Wednesday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main Street. Topics include: Ruler Program: Social Emotional Learning Reading Readiness for Kindergarten to College Is your child a Bully or is he/she being Bullied? Assessments & Testing~ What does […] [Read More]
Categories: General
capitolprep

Capitol Harbor Prep hopefuls hold Friday meeting

on
BRIDGEPORT – Concerned that lawmakers may undo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed charter school funding increase, a meeting has been called on Friday for parents who recently won spots for their children in Capitol Harbor Prep Charter School. The planned school is slated to open in the fall for 250 students, but only if funding […] [Read More]
Categories: General

HCC Community Service Day is Friday

on
BRIDGEPORT – Dozens of Housatonic Community College students are expected to turn out Friday, April 24 for the college’s Fourth Annual HCC Day of Community Service. The event will start at 11 a.m. in Room 317 in Beacon Hall. Attendees will walk or carpool to LifeBridge Community Services at 247 Clinton St. in Bridgeport, where […] [Read More]
Categories: General

National college student persistence rate is up

on
It has long been known its not enough to get students into college, but getting them to finish. Those that don’t finish often leave with tons of student loan debt and no skills that will get them a good job so they can pay those loans back. Well a new report out today from the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

How the University of Chicago does charter schools

on
CHICAGO – On Wednesday, the last day of the Education Writers Association annual national seminar, I visited the University of Chicago’s North Kenwood/Oakland Charter School. It is one of four run by the university and is located in an old building that shares space with another public school. This campus served students in pre-kindergarten through […] [Read More]
Categories: General
fu2

Fairfield U Inventors Association event set

on
A free Fairfield University talk by father and son team, Steven and Brian Bofill, will focus on the fastest, most cost-effective way to take any start-up idea from concept, to prototype to a production-ready product. The event will take place Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m., in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room (101). The event is […] [Read More]
Categories: General