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Bridgeport kids get a slight report card reprieve

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BRIDGEPORT – Listen up Bridgeport Public School parents. Forget what your school calendar says. There will be no half day of school on April 23 and 24. There will be no report card conferences. At least not this week. IT glitches that managed to foul up the district website a week ago also apparently played […] [Read More]
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East side Children’s Fair planned

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Bridgeport – A children’s fair will be held Friday, April 25, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Marin School, 479 Helen Street. The event is free. There will be music, dance, snacks, arts and crafts, community resources and door prizes. [Read More]
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Fairfield U kicks off “Earth Week.”

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FAIRFIELD – Fairfield University will kickoff Earth Week on Tuesday, April 22, with “A Zero Waste Campus is Possible,” a talk with Alex Freid, founder of PLAN, an environmental group founded by recent graduates of the University of New Hampshire. The sponsors are Leaders for Environmental Action at Fairfield (LEAF) and the Environmental Studies Program. […] [Read More]
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Youth Poetry Workshop on Saturday

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BRIDGEPORT – A Youth Poetry Workshop will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bridgeport Public Library. Refreshments will be served. See below for details: [Read More]
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University of Bridgeport covers ‘Happy’

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BRIDGEPORT – The University of Bridgeport is apparently Happy, doing it’s version of Pharrell William’s “Happy.”  Watch for the President Neil Salonen cameos and the underwater shot. Clever and a great way to bring in the weekend. [Read More]
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Housatonic accepting fall registration

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BRIDGEPORT – Even as it still collects registration for the summer, Housatonic Community College is also taking sign ups for the fall. Students may register online at www.housatonic.edu through Friday, Aug. 29 and by fax, mail, or dropping off a registration form and payment information in the lobby drop box in Lafayette Hall, 900 Lafayette […] [Read More]
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State seeks summer meal sponsors

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The state Department of Education is accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Food Service Program for Children. This summer, about 39,000 Connecticut children can get free meals through the 2014 federal program, but only if qualified local sponsoring organizations are found. Last year, there were 540 locations statewide.  Sponsors may include public or private nonprofit school food […] [Read More]
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Beardsley Beast 5k set to support middle school track

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BRIDGEPORT – The Beardsley Beast 5K, a fundraiser to support the city’s middle school track program, will be held Saturday, May 3. Pre-registration is $20. Race day registration is $25. Under 16 registration is $10. This is a rain or shine event with no refunds. The district has seven middle schools that participate in Track & […] [Read More]
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Learning while doing? A Common Core crash course

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HARTFORD – The state’s Common Core curriculum standards, in place for more than a year and tested on a trial basis this spring, will be the subject of an intensive professional learning session from April 25-27.  Assembling what they are calling a “dream team” of 97 teachers from 86 schools across the state, the state […] [Read More]
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Processing, school vacation or not

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BRIDGEPORT – Yes there is no school this week in the city, but that doesn’t mean the school board’s Process Committee gets time off. They are set to meet at 6 p.m. in Room 305 of City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace. On the agenda: Review of the Request for Proposals for legal services. Update on […] [Read More]
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