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A joint city/school board finance committee meeting

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board’s finance committee, headed by board member Andre Baker, and the City Council’s budget & appropriations committee will hold a joint meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday October 23, in the council’s Conference Room B of City Hall, 45 Lyon’s Terrace. The state’s minimum budget requirement and in-kind services will be […] [Read More]
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Free instruments for Connecticut schools

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Horns For Kids has 47 musical instruments available now — free to Connecticut school music programs. Music teachers and school administrators are encouraged to apply by downloading the application from the Horns for Kids website: http://www.hornsforkids.org. Applications must be received by midnight, Friday, November 7, 2014. Instruments will be awarded to schools, based on need. […] [Read More]
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BOE hosts Community forum on Wednesday

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BRIDGEPORT – So what’s on your mind? How to improve city schools, keep kids safe once they are in school, how to keep school board meetings civil? Whatever, the public will get a chance to let the city school board know at the first of several community forums. This one will be held from 6 […] [Read More]
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HCC & UB faculty team up for art show

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BRIDGEPORT – Art work by faculty at Housatonic Community College and the University of Bridgeport’s Shintaro Akatsu School of Design will be showcased at an exhibition on display from Oct. 23 to Jan. 25 at UB’s Scbelfhaudt Gallery, 84 Iranistan Avenue. Exhibitors include Juan Andreiu, Tom Brenner, Matthew Capezzuto, Christina Ciacci, John Favret, Karl Heine, […] [Read More]
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Sacred Heart University lecture on emancipated slave health

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FAIRFIELD – Sacred Heart University will host a lecture titled “Dying to Be Free: The Medical Consequences of Emancipation,” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, on campus in Schine Auditorium. Professor Jim Downs, an associate professor at Connecticut College, will deliver the talk. He is a historian whose research focuses on the history of race and […] [Read More]
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UConn receives $7.5 in million federal grants for gifted programs

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The University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education has been awarded two grants worth a maximum of $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education to support its ongoing efforts to improve programs for gifted and talented students nationwide. The funding includes a five-year $2.5 million grant for Project SPARK (Supporting and Promoting Advanced Readiness […] [Read More]
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Sacred Heart names new dean

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FAIRFIELD – Robin Lynn Cautin has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University. Cautin most recently served as a dean, associate provost and professor of psychology at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y.  In her new position at SHU, she will oversee the implementation of the University’s new core […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport BOE sets superintendent search in motion

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board this week authorized a request for proposals for a search firm that will help find the district’s next permanent schools superintendent. Firms will have until November 14, 2014 to apply. The board wants a firm who can conduct a comprehensive nationwide search. The board is willing to spend between […] [Read More]
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