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HCC fall registration is going on now

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BRIDGEPORT – Registration for the Fall semester at Housatonic Community College is going on now through Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Students can register online at www.housatonic.edu or by dropping off a registration form and payment information in the lobby drop box in Lafayette Hall through Friday, Aug. 15. Students can also register in person at […] [Read More]
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Grant provides summer mentoring at UConn for promising high school students

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  Storrs, CT – Five Fairfield County high school students interested in pursuing science and technology careers are attending the UConn Mentor Connection program this summer, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation. The students come from Bridgeport, Trumbull, Shelton and New Canaan, the scholarship recipients will spend three weeks this […] [Read More]
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Need a good book suggestion? Try these from Fairfield U folks

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Beyond School reform

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NEW HAVEN – Between charter school melt-downs, school board take-overs, test-mania  and slick education  reform saviors, who has time to cover what is going on in American urban classrooms day in and day out. Melissa Bailey, an education reporter for the New Haven Independent did, and collected 10 of her stories into a new e-book called […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Public Education Fund to host son of Thurgood Marshall

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BRIDGEPORT – In recognition of the 60th Anniversary of Brown v Board of Education, the Bridgeport Public Education Fund will host John W. Marshall, the younger of Thurgood Marshall’s two sons at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 17,  2014, at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. Marshall was the nation’s first African-American Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, […] [Read More]
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UB to hold undergraduate summer orientation

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BRIDGEPORT – Orientation for freshman and transfer students to the University of Bridgeport will be held Friday, July 18. To participate, students must have submitted their $200 tuition deposits, health forms, and transcripts before the day of the event. At orientation, students will get to meet with academic advisors, register for fall classes, learn about […] [Read More]
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Community forum for Dunbar School

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BRIDGEPORT –  A community forum will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, July 17 at the school, 445 Union Avenue. Hosted by the Bridgeport Board of Education the forum will attempt to explain the educational program to be put in place since the district dumped Family Urban Schools of Excellence last week. Dunbar, one […] [Read More]
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Housatonic has a Manufacturing Hall of Fame

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BRIDGEPORT -‑ Housatonic Community College is creating the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame, the first of its kind to be created by a two-year college.  Established to call attention to the resurgence of manufacturing in the nation and the positive impact it can have on communities, a kick off ceremony will be held today at […] [Read More]
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UB has a new Arts & Science dean

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BRIDGEPORT –  Manyul Im, a professor of philosophy, ethics, and Asian studies, has been named the new dean of the University of Bridgeport’s School of Arts and Sciences. His tenure begins July 15, 2014. In his new role, Im will manage 13 departments that offer 27 undergraduate and three graduate programs. Im most recently served […] [Read More]
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“To Mr. Remy, Our Teacher of the Year.”

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BRIDGEPORT – In case anyone hasn’t noticed, I am on vacation. So I asked a few folks to provide guest columns in my absence. This one comes from Ronald Remy, who is retiring in August after 29 years with the district. Most people know him as simply, “Remy.” Here is his Retirement Reflection: I flunked […] [Read More]
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