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State School Board to sign off on Dunbar plan

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HARTFORD – The state Board of Education on Wednesday is expected to formally approve a new turnaround plan at Dunbar School. The plan, developed over the summer and approved by the city school board last week. The new plan became necessary after the district fired Family Urban Schools of Excellence. The state board meeting is scheduled […] [Read More]
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Fairfield University convocation postponed

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FAIRFIELD – Fairfield university has postponed its planned Fall convocation that was set for this afternoon because of expected rainstorms. Instead the event has been bumped to next Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. on Bellarmine Lawn.       Same speaker is planned, author and educator Yohuru Williams. He will discuss the pursuit of social justice. The event is […] [Read More]
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How Bridgeport teachers will be evaluated

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BRIDGEPORT – Very few school districts in the state have opted for the “off the shelf” state-developed teacher evaluation system and Bridgeport is no different. The city school board’s personnel committee meets at 5:30 p.m. today in Room 305 of City Hall to hear how city teachers will be evaluated going forward. The committee will […] [Read More]
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Milford schools long-range planning sessions

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MILFORD – Faced with what to do about shrinking school enrollment, the city school board has been working on a long range plan that takes into account grade configuration, resources and school usage. Here is an update: Click here The board has a workshop on the plan scheduled for 6 p.m., Sept. 15 in the Parsons […] [Read More]
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UB to dedicate new business building

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BRIDGEPORT – The University of Bridgeport will kick off the fall semester with a ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication to its newly named and renovated Ernest C. Trefz School of Business. The building has been under construction for nearly a year. The changes include a newly-designed atrium equipped to promote and host events, receptions, break-out […] [Read More]
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EMT Certification course offered at Fairfield University

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This from Fairfield University: FAIRFIELD – Want to learn how to save a life? Fairfield University’s Department of Public Safety in collaboration with the town of Trumbull Emergency Medical Services will offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Course in the fall and spring semesters.  The course is held on the Fairfield University campus in the DPS Training […] [Read More]
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ALS Ice bucket challenge reaches Shelton schools chief

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  SHELTON- The ALS ice bucket challenge has made its way through Valley school district. It hit Shelton on Thursday (school there doesn’t start until next Tuesday). Schools Superintendent Freeman Burr, accepted a challenge from Derby Superintendent Matt Conway and pledged to raise $500. Also, instead of passing the challenge on, he threw it back to Derby, […] [Read More]
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ConnCan grades schools

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Yes, the school year has just begun. Yes, the state hasn’t given standardized reading and math scores that count for more than a year. That makes this is the first year in more than a decade schools won’t get labeled as “failing” under the old No Child Left Behind. Still, The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, better […] [Read More]
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They can see you in Bridgeport schools

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BRIDGEPORT – The next time you think are wandering down a empty corridor in a city school and have the feeling you are being watched, chances are you are right. The city police department today opened up its school security command center which now has double the number of wide, split-screen monitors it had a […] [Read More]
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Marin’s first day as a turnaround school

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BRIDGEPORT – Went to Luis Munoz Marin School today to see all the changes now that the school is part of the Commissioner’s Network. It is the third city school in three years to get the help. Here are some images from my morning:       [Read More]
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