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Linda Conner Lambeck

Ethics Bowl coming to Sacred Heart University

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FAIRFIELD -  College teams will compete for the right to advance to the National Ethics Bowl during a regional competition slated for Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 in the Academic Building at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue.  The teams argue and defend their moral assessment of some of the most troubling and complex ethical issues […] [Read More]
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Feed the People Turkey Day at Gary Crooks Center in Bridgeport

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Photos courtesy of Bennyta Claytor Thompson BRIDGEPORT – Prophetess Gerry Claytor’s annual Feed the People Turkey Day took place last Saturday. More than 248 baskets including turkeys, spiral hams, and roasters were distributed as well as more than 2,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, 5,000 pounds of non-perishable food items and a dozen gift […] [Read More]
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Roosevelt School Parking resolution

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BRIDGEPORT – When last we left the saga of the parking situation at the new Roosevelt School site, work was underway to see if the city could eke out additional onsite parking spaces Teachers, parents and the board objected to the construction plans, as altered by the city to add a soccer field, when they learned that on-site parking […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport BOE gives tablets get a thumb’s down

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BRIDGEPORT – The idea was to save a few trees and hours of overtime pay for drivers who have to hand deliver packets on a bi-weekly basis to nine school board members. Instead board members would be issued board computer tablets upon which all board documents would be distributed. After discussing the plan at two […] [Read More]
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Cal Ripken Field approved for Columbus

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board on Monday finally gave its blessing to new playing fields at Columbus School that will be founded in part by the Cal Ripken Sr. foundation. The rest of the bill will be footed by the city. Approval was delayed until the board made sure parents at Columbus School liked the […] [Read More]
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Four firms want to help pick a new Bridgeport Schools Superintendent

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BRIDGEPORT – Who is up to the challenge of helping the city school board pick the next schools superintendent? Four firms have submitted bids, the board was told on Monday. They include: Proact Ray & Associates Inc. Cooperative Education Services Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates. Details of the proposals were not readily available. In the […] [Read More]
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New board member protested in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT – If you are a charter school parent and win a seat on the city school board, you are a “shyster,” have “treacherous motives,” and are “offensive,” according to a small group who protested outside the city school board meeting held Monday at Read School. The “welcome party” was intended for Kadisha Coates, the […] [Read More]
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Three Finalists Named in Housatonic Community College President Search

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This from the state Board of Regents a short time ago. More to follow on Tuesday:  (HARTFORD, CT) – A nationwide, months-long search for a new president at Housatonic Community College, one of the 17 institutions of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System, has been narrowed to three finalists.The finalists announced today are: Dr. Athos […] [Read More]
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Black Rock addition delayed until end of January

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BRIDGEPORT – The planned January 5, 2015 opening of a new 18,000 square-foot addition to Black Rock School has been pushed back to the end of January, city officials confirmed over the weekend. The addition, more than a year in the making, will add 10 new classrooms, a multipurpose room that can serve as a gymnasium and […] [Read More]
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A drop out prevention effort revived

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BRIDGEPORT – Some two superintendent’s ago, then-school board member Sauda Baraka was given the go-ahead to form an ad-hoc drop out committee. The large body included more than two-dozen community members and labored for what seem like forever. It’s final report, focused largely on how the district spent, or perhaps was misspending a state dropout […] [Read More]
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