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Linda Conner Lambeck

UCONN study: Bright, low-income kids are short changed

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STORRS – A new report co-authored by UConn professor of education Jonathan Plucker says high-achieving students from low-income households can’t rely on resilience alone to see them through. The report, “Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students, finds that high-achieving students lag behind their wealthier peers, creating […] [Read More]
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Ed funding discussed in Hartford

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HARTFORD _ The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee will hold a public hearing beginning at 10 a.m., April 2 in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building. Education funding is the topic. Specifically, three bills: S.B. No. 816 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MINIMUM LEVEL OF FUNDING UNDER THE EDUCATION COST SHARING GRANT FORMULA. S.B. No. 1116 […] [Read More]
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Finalists for Central High Principal to be interviewed

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board’s human resources committee meets Wednesday to interview the three finalists for principal at Central High School. Chances are the session will be held in executive session. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in Room 305 of City Hall. [Read More]
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Student run fish market open Wednesday and Thursday

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ANGIE’S at AQUA Seafood   Market Bridgeport Aquaculture School 60 St. Stephens Road, Bridgeport, CT 06605 Phone: 203-275-2929 Wed., April 1 – 3 to 6 PM – Thurs., April 2  WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME – CASH SALES ONLY E-mail weekly orders to insure availability of product you desire. Special requests or large volume orders must be submitted […] [Read More]
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New Housatonic CC president starts next week

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BRIDGEPORT – Paul Broadie II, selected as Housatonic Community College’s next president, starts his new job on Monday, April 6, college officials say. Broadie comes from Orange County Community College in New York where he was vice president of student services. There will be a welcome reception for him with faculty and staff in the Events […] [Read More]
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Look who’s running for mayor

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BRIDGEPORT – City school board member Howard Gardner is throwing his hat in the ring to become mayor. Here is his website.     Here is his platform: Bring new business to the City of Bridgeport to create additional jobs and contribute to the reduction of the tax burden on home owners; Spend more of […] [Read More]
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Ansonia’s Emmett O’Brien students show off skills

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 Meriden – More than 1,000 students attending state technical high schools showed off their talents at a SkillsUSA conference held March 27 at Wilcox Technical High School.  Emmett O’Brien Technical High School, of Ansonia, had 29 students attend the event, competing in trade or leadership events.  Emmett O’Brien’s students who placed in their competitions: 1st […] [Read More]
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GE funds UCONN engineering scholarship

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GE engineer and University of Connecticut alumna Linda Jacobs, a winner of GE’s Edison Award, is donating her $25,000 prize to create an endowed scholarship at UConn’s School of Engineering. With the fund, scholarships in the amount of approximately $1,000 will be awarded annually to a mechanical engineering student in perpetuity. Jacobs was one of […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport teacher goes bald for pediatric cancer research

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BRIDGEPORT – Park City Magnet teacher Erik Johnson lost his hair, and his beard at the hands of his students last week and it was all for a good cause. Johnson, who teaches middle school social studies and history, was raising money for pediatric cancer resarch as well as a Park City Magnet family struggling […] [Read More]
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Four take on Ed Reform at Fairfield U

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FAIRFIELD – Fairfield University will host a panel discussion on the education reform movement On Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Oak Room. The event is free and open to the public. [Read More]
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