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Linda Conner Lambeck

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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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Bridgeport BOE hires a law firm

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  BRIDGEPORT – The city school board on Monday signed onto a three-year letter of engagement with Shipman & Goodman, a Hartford based law firm. If the name sounds familiar, perhaps it is because the same law firm recently advised the board against suing the state over allowing new charter schools to open in the […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Public Schools convocation

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BRIDGEPORT – Here are some shots from today’s Bridgeport Public Schools Convocation held at the Webster Bank Arena. Featured speaker was Marc Brackett, director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.   And here is the presentation attendees saw from Yale’s Marc Brackett:   [Read More]
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Bridgeport Military Academy has a new home

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BRIDGEPORT – Some 253 sophomores and freshmen attending the Bridgeport Military Academy this fall will trade in a brand new building for one that is 63 years old. On the bright side, they don’t have to share it. The two-year-old first responders school is moving to the former St. Ambrose School. It had been in […] [Read More]
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What the Bridgeport BOE didn't get to on Monday

School board kicks of year with a five-hour plus meeting

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board convened its first back-to-back meetings of the new school year at 5:30 p.m. Monday and didn’t adjourn until after 11 p.m., forcing the nine-member panel to table half of its agenda. It took an hour of public discussion and more than an hour of private discussion for a majority […] [Read More]
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Quinnipiac University offers the skinny on the Freshman 15.

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Hamden – Several recent studies may have tried to debunk the so-called “Freshman 15″ as myth, but Alice Holland, director of Student Health Services at Quinnipiac University, says sudden lifestyle changes that include eating differently, change in study, sleep and exercise routines and alcohol consumption all add up, so to speak.So she has some advice for college […] [Read More]
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Back to School summit planned

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BRIDGEPORT – Connecticut Against Violence will hold its 2nd Annual Bridgeport Back to School Summit from 9:30 am to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 5 at Housatonic Community College. This year’s theme is “Preparing the Youth for a Better Tomorrow.” The event features interactive workshops and forums to help students prevent youth violence in their communities and schools. […] [Read More]
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A new school year starts tonight for Bridgeport Board of Education

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Aquaculture Center, 60 St. Stephen’s Road. They actually meet an hour earlier for an executive session on legal matters, in its never-ending quest to develop goals, and other stuff. On to the meeting: The new appointments go on for eight pages.  There […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal returns to Fairfield U on Monday

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FAIRFIELD – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D- Connecticut, will return to Fairfield University on Monday to solicit feedback on bi-partisan legislation introduced in July to combat campus sexual assault. Blumenthal helped craft the legislation after a series of roundtable discussions on campuses around the state, including Fairfield to discuss what is seen as a growing […] [Read More]
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Families for Excellent Schools to knock on doors

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Bridgeport – Families for Excellent Schools, a pro-school choice group, says it is launching a city-wide grassroots organizing drive this week to register voters and develop a plan to improve education in Bridgeport through door-to-door conversations with residents. Organizers of the “Unite Bridgeport” effort say they believe residents are tired of “political infighting” over city schools […] [Read More]
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