Education Matters

Short descriptive tagline
centralhsbuilding

Finalists for Central High Principal to be interviewed

on
BRIDGEPORT – The city school board’s human resources committee meets Wednesday to interview the three finalists for principal at Central High School. Chances are the session will be held in executive session. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in Room 305 of City Hall. [Read More]
Categories: General
aqua15

Student run fish market open Wednesday and Thursday

on
ANGIE’S at AQUA Seafood   Market Bridgeport Aquaculture School 60 St. Stephens Road, Bridgeport, CT 06605 Phone: 203-275-2929 Wed., April 1 – 3 to 6 PM – Thurs., April 2  WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME – CASH SALES ONLY E-mail weekly orders to insure availability of product you desire. Special requests or large volume orders must be submitted […] [Read More]
Categories: General
paul-broadie-II

New Housatonic CC president starts next week

on
BRIDGEPORT – Paul Broadie II, selected as Housatonic Community College’s next president, starts his new job on Monday, April 6, college officials say. Broadie comes from Orange County Community College in New York where he was vice president of student services. There will be a welcome reception for him with faculty and staff in the Events […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Gardner-701[1]

Look who’s running for mayor

on
BRIDGEPORT – City school board member Howard Gardner is throwing his hat in the ring to become mayor. Here is his website.     Here is his platform: Bring new business to the City of Bridgeport to create additional jobs and contribute to the reduction of the tax burden on home owners; Spend more of […] [Read More]
Categories: General
first place

Ansonia’s Emmett O’Brien students show off skills

on
 Meriden – More than 1,000 students attending state technical high schools showed off their talents at a SkillsUSA conference held March 27 at Wilcox Technical High School.  Emmett O’Brien Technical High School, of Ansonia, had 29 students attend the event, competing in trade or leadership events.  Emmett O’Brien’s students who placed in their competitions: 1st […] [Read More]
Categories: General

GE funds UCONN engineering scholarship

on
GE engineer and University of Connecticut alumna Linda Jacobs, a winner of GE’s Edison Award, is donating her $25,000 prize to create an endowed scholarship at UConn’s School of Engineering. With the fund, scholarships in the amount of approximately $1,000 will be awarded annually to a mechanical engineering student in perpetuity. Jacobs was one of […] [Read More]
Categories: General
11081327_10204870172968701_6430418529784314194_n copy

Bridgeport teacher goes bald for pediatric cancer research

on
BRIDGEPORT – Park City Magnet teacher Erik Johnson lost his hair, and his beard at the hands of his students last week and it was all for a good cause. Johnson, who teaches middle school social studies and history, was raising money for pediatric cancer resarch as well as a Park City Magnet family struggling […] [Read More]
Categories: General
10573317_10152754993333059_606821784_o

Four take on Ed Reform at Fairfield U

on
FAIRFIELD – Fairfield University will host a panel discussion on the education reform movement On Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Oak Room. The event is free and open to the public. [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition Annual Breakfast

on
Bridgeport – The Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition (BCAC) has announced that it will host its 30th annual Breakfast on Thursday, April 30th, 7:30am, at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn.  This year’s speaker is Bob Herbert, a senior fellow at the think tank Demos and the author of Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Ed Committee nixes charter schools moratorium idea

on
HARTFORD – A proposal to impose a two-year moratorium on charter schools was taken out of legislation that passed on a bi-partisan vote of the legislature’s Education Committee on Friday. The bill does put new over site and restrictions on charter schools. Here is a copy of the bill that cleared committee. Charter school advocates were […] [Read More]
Categories: General