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Linda Conner Lambeck

Middle Schools Invited to Kingswood Oxford’s Model UN

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West Hartford – Kingswood Oxford school in West Hartford is hosting its third annual Model UN for Middle Schools (KOMUN), on Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015, from 8:30am-4:30pm.  All middle schools throughout the state are encouraged to register for the conference, which will introduce students in grades 6, 7 and 8 to global problems and the challenge […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Special Education audit calls for change

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BRIDGEPORT – The district needs to spend resources differently, better train its staff and pay better attention to the individual education plans it must develop for students with special needs, according to a comprehensive audit unveiled Thursday. “There were issues,” Margaret McDonald, director of technical assistance for the Capitol Regional Education Council, which did the […] [Read More]
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Grandparents feted in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT – A Grandparents Thanksgiving Luncheon, hosted by Interim Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz, drew more than 100 caregivers to the Mt. Aery Baptist Church social hall on Thursday. Rabinowitz told the crowd the event was to pay tribute to the late Jettie Tisdale, a former educator and principal in the city, who used to hold […] [Read More]
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HCC to host Technical and Career Education workshop on Friday

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BRIDGEPORT – The Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) is sponsoring a day-long conference, “Technical and Career Education:  An Important Part of the Higher Education Continuum,” to explore one, two and four-year technical education programs in Connecticut.  The event will be held on Friday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Housatonic […] [Read More]
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UB host symposium on Egyptian Human Rights and Democracy

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  BRIDGEPORT – “Human Rights and Democracy in Egypt,” a one-day symposium, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center Great Room at the University of Bridgeport. The event is sponsored by UB’s Global Affairs Society, part of the College of Public and International Affairs, in cooperation with Human Rights Watch and […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport BOE committee tackles homework, honors classes and field trips

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board’s process committee meets 5:30 p.m. tonight in Room 305 of City Hall. Although posted with the city clerk’s office, an agenda for the meeting wasn’t up on the district website until just now. The committee will be discussing policies on honors and advance placement classes, homework and field trips. […] [Read More]
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Coates is sworn in as new Bridgeport school board member

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BRIDGEPORT – Not only is she apparently shy, brand new school board member Kadisha Coates didn’t invite the public to her swearing in ceremony. According to the mayor’s office, Coates was sworn in this morning with no advanced warning despite several requests to the mayor’s office and Coates. Coates has also turned down requests to […] [Read More]
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Building a 2015-16 city school budget

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BRIDGEPORT – Here’s a concept, the city school board is not only going to get an advanced look and say in the development of the 2015-16 school budget proposal, so is the staff. Interim Schools Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz told the board’s finance committee she has already started meeting with her senior leadership and […] [Read More]
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West Haven teen wins Sikorsky Design-a-Helicopter contest

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 STRATFORD – Hana Bidon, 16, of West Haven, has won the 4th Annual Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award and a $1,000 scholarship check.  The national Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Challenge asked students aged 9-16 to envision a helicopter capable of addressing issues likely to be faced in the year 2050.  Judges assessed uniqueness of concept, description […] [Read More]
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City School Board to establish a public charity

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board’s finance committee has set the wheels in motion to establish a 501(c) (3) foundation that would allow the district to solicit donations. Although the school system is a not for profit organization that can solicit grants, being a public charity will open up new funding sources and offer a […] [Read More]
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