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Superintendent search inches forward

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BRIDGEPORT – Just prior to a community forum Thursday on Interim Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz’s proposal for a $12 million increase in the district’s 2015-16 budget, members of the board’s policies and procedures committee will meet to discuss questions to ask search firm candidates for a new superintendent. The committee, chaired by Sauda Baraka, has […] [Read More]
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Community forum on proposed Bridgeport school budget is Thursday

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BRIDGEPORT – The first community forum on Interim Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz’s proposed 2015-16 school budget was snowed out on Tuesday. Chances are better for one scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Thursday. This one will be held at Blackham School, 425 Thorme Street. According to Rabinowitz, the city school district needs $7 million more in 2015-16 just […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s College Opens New Stamford site.

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STAMFORD – St. Vincent’s College has officially opened its newest location in Stamford. The site allows the College to expand its radiography program, which includes both theory and clinical experiences. The new educational site is located at 1351 Washington Boulevard and includes 2,400 square feet of classroom, a radiographic lab, office, and student facilities. The program’s clinical […] [Read More]
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Fairfield U postpones its Martin Luther King program

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Fairfield – Due to the snow storm, Fairfield University’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr., Convocation, scheduled for Wednesday, has been postponed until February 4 in the university’s Quick Center. Clarence B. Jones, a political advisor, counsel and draft speech writer for King, will be the keynote speaker at the event which starts at 7 p.m.. […] [Read More]
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School on Wednesday? Here is the rundown so far

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Here is what I know so far, check back for updates: Amity Regional School District No 5-, 2 Hour Delay Region 5 schools will open on a two hour delay schedule on Wednesday, January 28th Ansonia Public Schools will have a two hour delay on Wednesday. Bethel Public Schools-Bethel, 2 Hour Delay Bethel Public Schools […] [Read More]
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Theatre gets grant to mentor Bridgeport students at Klein

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BRIDGEPORT – A theater program that works after school with students in Bridgeport has gotten a grant to run for a second year. The New Paradigm Theatre company, a nonprofit professional theatre company, received an $18,000 grant from the Harvey Hubbell Foundation to continue NPT’s Performing Arts Mentoring program with After School at the Klein […] [Read More]
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Schools everywhere are cancelled on Tuesday

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Here is a partial rundown of schools that have already cancelled classes on Tuesday: Ansonia Bridgeport Derby Easton Fairfield Milford Monroe Oxford Seymour Shelton Stratford Trumbull Westport Colleges too are cancelling all activities on Tuesday. That includes: University of Bridgeport Housatonic Community College Fairfield University Sacred Heart University Southern Connecticut State University St. Vincent’s College […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport and Fairfield students to read peace poems at Fairfield University

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  Fairfield – Dozens of budding young poets from Fairfield and Bridgeport will read their award-winning work at the seventh annual Poetry for Peace Contest Winners’ Celebration on Friday. A record number of 1,200 poems from Bridgeport and Fairfield students in kindergarten through eighth grade were submitted to this year’s competition. Winners will read their works […] [Read More]
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E-cigarettes under fire in New Haven

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 NewHaven – Reacting to a recent Yale School of Medicine study that found a quarter of Connecticut high school students have tried an e-cigarette, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D03, and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5, plan to meet this morning with students in New Haven. “The graphic stories behind the statistics […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport BOE meeting rescheduled to Feb. 2

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board meeting, scheduled for Monday at 6:30 p.m. Has been rescheduled to Monday, Feb. 2 due to the pending snow storm. The interim school superintendent’s contract is among the items on the agenda. Fran Rabinowitz has been with the district for 10 months now. The process to replace her with […] [Read More]
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