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Four take on Ed Reform at Fairfield U

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FAIRFIELD – Fairfield University will host a panel discussion on the education reform movement On Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Oak Room. The event is free and open to the public. [Read More]
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Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition Annual Breakfast

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Bridgeport – The Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition (BCAC) has announced that it will host its 30th annual Breakfast on Thursday, April 30th, 7:30am, at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn.  This year’s speaker is Bob Herbert, a senior fellow at the think tank Demos and the author of Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled […] [Read More]
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Ed Committee nixes charter schools moratorium idea

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HARTFORD – A proposal to impose a two-year moratorium on charter schools was taken out of legislation that passed on a bi-partisan vote of the legislature’s Education Committee on Friday. The bill does put new over site and restrictions on charter schools. Here is a copy of the bill that cleared committee. Charter school advocates were […] [Read More]
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Ex-employee on Excel Bridgeport and the reform movement

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Turning my column today over to Jorge Cabrera, who for three years worked for Excel Bridgeport as a community organizer before he was laid off. He has something to say: The Movement: The Battle for Public Education in Bridgeport, A Repentant Reformer’s Reflections  For nearly three years, I had been involved in what has often been […] [Read More]
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Free program for parents of troubled teens

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BRIDGEPORT – Child and Family Guidance Center is offering a free ten week program for parents of teens who are skipping class, performing poorly in school or at home, involved in gangs or involved in other troubling activities.  Called the Parent Project, the program helps empower parents and transform their teens. They learn to: • […] [Read More]
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Is student data protected

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With the growing use of online platforms being used in the classroom, the Connecticut General Assembly is considering a bill to better regulate what student data is shared and how much of a say parents have in what is shared and to whom. Here is a link to the bill. At issue is not only […] [Read More]
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State college tuition is going up

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Hartford – Tuition will go up 4.8 percent at four state public universities and 12 community colleges next fall. The Board of Regents for Higher Education made the decision on a 10-2 vote with one abstention. In characterizing the system’s projected budget deficit- brought on by rising costs and state cut of $48 million in […] [Read More]
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Charter school proponents rally in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT – On Thursday, parents, clergy and advocates will gather at Park City Prep Charter School to voice their opposition to a proposed charter moratorium bill. The bill, which could get a vote on Friday in the legislature’s education committee, would impose a two-year moratorium on approving any new charter schools in the state and […] [Read More]
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