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Linda Conner Lambeck

Milford schools long-range planning sessions

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MILFORD – Faced with what to do about shrinking school enrollment, the city school board has been working on a long range plan that takes into account grade configuration, resources and school usage. Here is an update: Click here The board has a workshop on the plan scheduled for 6 p.m., Sept. 15 in the Parsons […] [Read More]
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UB to dedicate new business building

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BRIDGEPORT – The University of Bridgeport will kick off the fall semester with a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication to its newly named and renovated Ernest C. Trefz School of Business. The building has been under construction for nearly a year. The changes include a newly-designed atrium equipped to promote and host events, receptions, break-out […] [Read More]
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Social justice focus at Fairfield University convocation

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FAIRFIELD – Noted author and educator Yohuru Williams, will discuss the pursuit of social justice at Fairfield University’s Fall Convocation, at 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 2 on the campus’ Bellarmine Lawn. The event is free and open to the public. Williams, who is associate vice president for academic affairs at Fairfield will mark the 25th observance of the […] [Read More]
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EMT Certification course offered at Fairfield University

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This from Fairfield University: FAIRFIELD – Want to learn how to save a life? Fairfield University’s Department of Public Safety in collaboration with the town of Trumbull Emergency Medical Services will offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Course in the fall and spring semesters.  The course is held on the Fairfield University campus in the DPS Training […] [Read More]
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ALS Ice bucket challenge reaches Shelton schools chief

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  SHELTON- The ALS ice bucket challenge has made its way through Valley school district. It hit Shelton on Thursday (school there doesn’t start until next Tuesday). Schools Superintendent Freeman Burr, accepted a challenge from Derby Superintendent Matt Conway and pledged to raise $500. Also, instead of passing the challenge on, he threw it back to Derby, […] [Read More]
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ConnCan grades schools

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Yes, the school year has just begun. Yes, the state hasn’t given standardized reading and math scores that count for more than a year. That makes this is the first year in more than a decade schools won’t get labeled as “failing” under the old No Child Left Behind. Still, The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, better […] [Read More]
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They can see you in Bridgeport schools

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BRIDGEPORT – The next time you think are wandering down a empty corridor in a city school and have the feeling you are being watched, chances are you are right. The city police department today opened up its school security command center which now has double the number of wide, split-screen monitors it had a […] [Read More]
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Marin’s first day as a turnaround school

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BRIDGEPORT – Went to Luis Munoz Marin School today to see all the changes now that the school is part of the Commissioner’s Network. It is the third city school in three years to get the help. Here are some images from my morning:       [Read More]
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Interim Bridgeport Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz at commencement

And the superintendent search goes on.

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  BRIDGEPORT – Lest we forget, there is an “Interim” before Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz’ title for a reason. Hired last March to hold the fort down after the departure of Paul Vallas, Rabinowitz is technically “retired” and came on board with a one year contract. Part of her assignment, aside from running the district, […] [Read More]
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An agenda without asterisks

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BRIDGEPORT – At the last meeting of the city school board’s 2013-14 school year, a number of departing Teach for America corps members took issue with the fact that asterisks were put next to their names on the board agenda. It had been the practice of the school board last year to give board members […] [Read More]
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