Monthly Archive for November, 2012

: November, 2012

New spokesperson at State Department of Education

HARTFORD — The state Department of Education has a new spokesperson, effect Friday.  Kelly Ann Donnelly, was introduced as the new director of communications by Commissioner of Education Stefan

State budget cuts shouldn’t impact Wright-Tech reopening

HARTFORD– State legislators were assured Thursday that the $1,172,000 cut in the Technical High Schools under the budget cuts ordered by Gov. Dannel Malloy shouldn’t keep Wright-Tech in Stamford from

Bridgeport schools to get free climate survey

BRIDGEPORT — It may not agree on most things, but when it comes to free, its not hard to get a unanimous nod from the city school board.   The board, last night, gave a unanimous concensus to proceed

How CT graduation rate stacks up

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education, on Monday, released a new report that compares high school graduation rates by state using what it says is a more accurate and common measure. In

State to Bridgeport: Check is still not in the mail

HARTFORD — The state Department of Education on Tuesday agreed to released promised Educational Cost Sharing dollars to two more Alliance Districts. Once again, Bridgeport wasn’t on the list.  This

Bridgeport Guidance staff gets SAT prep

BRIDGEPORT — City guidance counselors participated last week in a College Board webinar designed to prevent any future students from being turned away from any future SAT testing in the future. Last

Speak Bridgeport: A Poetry Café

BRIDGEPORT — Ron Rapice, a district teacher in the Talented and Gifted program has organized district-wide math tournaments, has put student poetry on city buses and has hosted an annual district

Board of Regents chair names Prez search committee

NEW HAVEN  — A committee has been named to select the next president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education. The board, meeting at Southern Connecticut State University on Thursday,

Bridgeport & Norwalk seek RACE TO TOP District $

Bridgeport and Norwalk are among five Connecticut districts and hundreds across the country vying for federal Race To The Top district grants, the US Department of Education announced Wednesday. The

Fairfield County gets UConn finance major

STORRS — The University of Connecticut’s Stamford branch, surrounded by numerous Fortune 500 companies, will begin offering a financial management major next fall. The UConn Board of Trustees, on