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Connecticut remains reliant on property taxes to fund education

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A new report out today from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities points out that Connecticut remains the most reliant state in the nation on the property tax to find pre-K through 12th grade. BY CCM estimates, the state also is underfunding its Education Cost Sharing grant by more than $600 million a year. The cost for public education […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport school board meets tonight

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BRIDGEPORT – There is one thing certain about tonights city school board regular business meeting that starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Aquaculture Center, 60 St. Stephen’s Road. After a week’s worth of committee meetings – community engagement, security. facilities, process and academic – the committee reports section is bound to go on forever. Expect […] [Read More]
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Long range plans for Milford schools to be aired

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MILFORD – The city school board will hold two public information sessions on its Long Range Plan for Milford Public Schools. The dates are as follows: Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at Jonathan Law High School Monday, Sept. 29th at 7:00 p.m. at Joseph A. Foran High School Following a presentation, citizens may address […] [Read More]
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Lauralton Hall’s spooky fundraising event

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Milford – As part of Lauralton Hall’s series of events celebrating the 150 Year Anniversary of the Pond-Taylor estate where the school is located, Lorraine Warren and Tony Spera will visit Lauralton Hall on Friday, October 3, 2014. All in the community are invited to attend this fundraising event. Proceeds will benefit the Lauralton Hall […] [Read More]
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Sacred Heart University’s new building has a name.

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FAIRFIELD  – Sacred Heart University’s new academic building on the corner of Park Avenue and Jefferson Street in Fairfield will be named for Frank and Marisa Martire.  Frank graduated from Sacred Heart in 1969 and has been a trustee since 2005. The university’s Board of Trustees voted last week to name the building the Frank […] [Read More]
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Sacred Heart University has an app for safety.

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FAIRFIELD – Sacred Heart University has released a new phone application—SHU Safe—that it says enhances the security of its community members both on and off campus. The app is available for both iPhone and Android users and offers quicker access to emergency services as well as other safety features. The primary function of SHU Safe is […] [Read More]
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A new charter school report and a response

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The Anneberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University has a new report out on charter schools. In response, Connecticut Education Association President Sheila Cohen issued a statement saying the report raises questions about access, equity and accountability.  The report features standards that if adopted by state legislatures, would promote greater transparency and oversight of […] [Read More]
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City school board’s student achievement committee meets today

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board’s Student Achievement committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in Room 305 of City Hall. The group has a long agenda, including a presentation by Central High School’s new student newspaper; reports by school and grade level on testing, suspensions and expulsions and graduation rates; and more. [Read More]
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School arrests down, but not out

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BRIDGEPORT – In the 2013-14 school year there were 89 arrests of students in city schools – continuing a downward trend from 2011 when there were 270 arrests, the school board’s security committee was told this week. That’s the good news. Or is it. As Police Lt. Paul Grech went through the numbers and the process […] [Read More]
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Two new programs on tap at Housatonic Community College

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MANCHESTER – When the Board of Regents for Higher Education  meets on Thursday at Manchester Community College, the approval of two new Housatonic Community College programs are on the agenda. There is a proposal for a Theater Arts Performance Track Certificate program and a new Medical Assisting Associate in Science Degree program, both at Housatonic. The […] [Read More]
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