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Discovery Magnet’s Holiday “Stem Doors.”

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  BRIDGEPORT- Check out these pretty cool doors at the Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School: http://www.bridgeportedu.com/News/2014-2015/STEMSdoors.pdf [Read More]
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NEDP Graduation 12-17-14

Mercy Learning Center graduates five

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BRIDGEPORT - Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc. celebrated five new graduates on Wednesday, December 17.  The women—Olga Cruz, Marley Gonzalez, Mari Martinez, Carmen Ponce and Maria Gutierrez—received their high school equivalency diplomas through the National External Diploma Program. On-hand to commend the women were family, friends, staff and volunteers. [Photo is of graduates with president […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport, Newtown schools win art grants

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Schools in Bridgeport and Newtown are among those to win competitive Arts in Education grants, it was announced today by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The grants, are part of a multi-agency partnership between the State Department of Education, the Department of Economic and Community Development-Connecticut Office of the Arts, and the Connecticut Arts Council.  The […] [Read More]
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New HCC president named

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HARTFORD – Paul Broadie II, was named today as Housatonic Community College’s next president. Broadie. selected by the Board of Regents for Higher Education meeting in Hartford, will take over on April 3, 2015. His pay was not immediately known. He succeeds Elizabeth Roop who has been interim president since June 2014. Vice president of […] [Read More]
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Today is deadline to tell DEEP what you think of GE/Harding clean up plan

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If you want to weigh in on GE’s plan to make its former industrial site on the corner of Boston Avenue and Bond Street clean enough to located a high school, time is running out. You have until 5 p.m. today to tell the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection what you think. You […] [Read More]
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Trumbull HS We the People Team

Trumbull wins ‘We the People’ competition, again

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Trumbull – For the fourth straight year, Trumbull High School’s We the People team has won gold in a statewide competition. The team is comprised of Katie Boland’s AP/ECE Government class, a group of 22 seniors who spent the fall becoming experts on constitutional issues. The contest, comprised of simulated congressional hearings, was held Monday at Central Connecticut […] [Read More]
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New order of things at Bridgeport BOE

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BRIDGEPORT – Dave Hennessey, the newly elected chair of the city school board has not wasted time in finetuning the school boards long list of committees.  One noticable difference is that some committees seem to have more members than last year so lets see how many quorums they get. Here goes: BRIDGEPORT BOARD OF EDUCATION […] [Read More]
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Pryor nominated as RI Commerce secretary

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Hartford – Outgoing Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor has been nominated as secretary of commerce in Rhode Island a new position, it was announced moments ago by that state’s new governor-elect, Gina Raimondo. Over the summer, when it appeared he may have become a liability when it came to winning teacher votes, Pryor announced he would leave office at […] [Read More]
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Sen. Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford

Milford’s Slossberg named co-chair of legislature’s Education Committee

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HARTFORD — State Sen. Gayle S. Slossberg, D-Milford, has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney to serve as senate chair of the General Assembly’s Education Committee.  Slossberg, who began her political career as a city alderwoman in Milford,  received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and her law degree […] [Read More]
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Boucher: some fear social studies ‘independent action’ in young kids could lead to indoctrination.

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When the state Board of Education approved anew teacher-driven Social Studies framework last month, it was hard to find anyone against them. The new framework, which suggests how social studies should be taught, and not what, was praised as something that would bring social studies out of the shadows and deepen understanding of history, geography, […] [Read More]
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