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Linda Conner Lambeck

Student Achievement committee moves aside for process committee

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  BRIDGEPORT – The city school board’s student achievement committee was supposed to meet tonight to draft a policy that makes its clear one of its goals is to improve student achievement and graduation rates. Instead that meeting has been postponed and in it’s place, the board process committee will meet to finalize a request […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal holds immigration forum at Southern

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NEW HAVEN – U.S. Richard Blumenthal will hold a forum with the Organization of Latin American Studies students April 24 at Southern Connecticut State University. Immigration reform and college affordability are both on the agenda. The session will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday in Ballroom A at the Adanti Student Center at Southern. [Read More]
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News anchor Ernie Anastos to send SHU grads off

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FAIRFIELD – Ernie Anastos, news anchor for WNYW-TV in New York, will receive an honorary degree and be commencement speaker at Sacred Heart University’s 48th undergraduate ceremony at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, May 18. Also receiving an honorary degree at the ceremony will be James Costello, retired comptroller for General Electric and aformer member of the SHU […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport, Greenwich Schools get “Green Ribbons”

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Most of us know about “Blue Ribbon” schools, the designation the U.S. Department of Education hands out to extra-special good schools. Well, now, they have “Green Ribbons” too and two schools in Connecticut – Bridgeport’s Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School and Greenwich Academy have been awarded the distinction for their efforts to reduce environmental impact and […] [Read More]
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Sen. Murphy talks to fifth graders about child abuse

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BRIDGEPORT – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy will be at Wilbur Cross Elementary School this morning to talk to fifth graders about child abuse. The 9:30 a.m. visit is in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. He will read a book on the topic and discuss the issue according to his press aide.  Afterwards, he will […] [Read More]
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Student run fish market returns

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Angie’s at Aqua, a student-run seafood market at the Bridgeport Aquaculture School, will be open 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday this week. Walk-ins are welcome but email orders are also taken when submitted by 8 a.m. on the day of pick up. Cash sales only. The market is located at 60 St. Stephens Road, […] [Read More]
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Wallingford to tell Common Core crew how it’s done

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HARTFORD – Searching for ways to make the state’s Common Core standards more palatable for all, a task force formed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will hear Wednesday from Wallingford Schools Superintendent Salvatore Menzo. Menzo is to share best practices from his district. The task force meets from 4:30 to 6:40 p.m. in the Cromwell High School […] [Read More]
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Finance committee discusses in-kind

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BRIDGEPORT – In-kind services are a hot topic these days when it comes to what the city says it contributes towards the school district and whether it should count toward the state-mandated Minimum Budget Requirement. With that in mind, the city school board’s finance committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 305 of […] [Read More]
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Funny Money comes to Ansonia, Stratford

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  I admit I’ve never seen the show so don’t know if it is any good but Cooking Channel host James Cunningham of Eat St. will be giving out “money” and financial advice when he brings his Funny Money assembly program to schools in Connecticut this week – all reportedly at no cost to the […] [Read More]
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Holocaust Remembrance at Fairfield University

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FAIRFIELD  - Holocaust Remembrance Day will be marked by two events at Fairfield University  – a lecture and the annual Holocaust Remembrance Service. The public is welcome to both events, which are free.  Scholar and author Barbie Zelizer, Ph.D., will deliver a lecture entitled, “Remembering to Forget: Images of the Holocaust,” at 7 p.m.,  Thursday, […] [Read More]