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Lawmakers to announce 11th grade test change

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HARTFORD – Lawmakers will come together Thursday at noon to announce their intention to swap the 11th grade Smarter Balanced Assessement Consortium Test with the SAT or a test like it. The bipartisan group will include Senate President Martine M. Looney, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, Sen. Gaye Slossberg, (who is education co-chair), Sen. Toni Boucher, […] [Read More]
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College Prep program fundraiser

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BRIDGEPORT – The Village Initiative Project, Inc. a college prep program that exposes urban youth to colleges and offers them ways to get there, is having a fundraiser at the Historic Arcade Mall, 1001 Main Street. The date is June 1, from 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $30. V.I.P, meets weekly to give local youth college […] [Read More]
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A Bridgeport School board wrap up

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board heard it loud and clear Tuesday from the Bassick High School community. They don’t want the New Start alternative education program moved to the basement of their school. (New Start families say the feeling is mutual. Interim Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz continues to insist the plan is not yet […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport to hold district-wide spelling bee

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 BRIDGEPORT – The city school system will hold a district-wide spelling be for studens in grades 3-8 on Tuesday, June 2. The event will take place starting at 6:30 p.m. (until there is a winner) at Sacred Heart University. Competitors include winners of school-level competitions. [Read More]
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Student run fish market’s specials of the week

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BRIDGEPORT – It’s true. Wednesday comes fast this week. Here are the Wednesday-Thursday specials at Angie;s at Aqua, the student-run fish market at the Aquaculture School for this week. ANGIE’S at AQUA Seafood   Market Bridgeport Aquaculture School 60 St. Stephens Road, Bridgeport, CT 06605 Phone: 203-275-2929 Wed., May 27 – 3 to 6 PM – […] [Read More]
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Himes and Murphy pitch college affordability at Fairchild Wheeler

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BRIDGEPORT _ U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, and U.S. Rep Jim Himes, D-4, took their pitch for a bill to make college more affordable to an audience that stands to benefit from it the most: high school juniors at the Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet campus. Students like Isabel Negron, 17, who is part of the […] [Read More]
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Almost time to get out the budget buzz saw in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT – Interim Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz will have a top ten list with her to present to the city school board when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday but it won’t be at all funny. It’s her proposed list of what will go if the state holds firm on its flat funding of the Educational Cost Share […] [Read More]
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Happy Memorial Day from Eli Whitney School in Stratford

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STRATFORD – In honor of Memorial Day, Eli Whitney School in Stratford has turned their front lawn into a sea of red, white and blue – flags and red paper poppies. Enjoy the day.     [Read More]
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