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Bassick and Central to both have interim principals

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BRIDGEPORT – Two of the city’s three comprehensive high schools will start the school year with interim school chiefs. Central, will be led by Eric Graf, who was an assistant principal at Central. He replaces Stephen Anderson who retired after two years with the district. Bassick will be led by Stephen Cassidy, who had a […] [Read More]
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Four Bridgeport schools and Derby HS get federal grant

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NEW HAVEN – The state Department of Education today announced that four Bridgeport elementary schools and Derby High School are among 29 low performing schools that will get a piece of a new batch of federal and state funding. In all, about $6.6 million will be distributed through three separate competitive grants that combine federal […] [Read More]
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Ranking college by return on investment

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There are college rankings based on student tastes, reputation and rigor. Money Magazine just came out with one based on  affordability, and career outcomes. On a list of 655 colleges and universities, 10 from Connecticut made the list. Here they are: 15. Yale University 120. University of Connecticut 147. Fairfield University 169. Wesleyan University 235. […] [Read More]
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Being 120 percent sure

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BRIDGEPORT – Poised to act Friday on a recommendation to name Aresta Johnson the district’s new executive director of secondary education, the city school board postponed action after Interim Superintendent of Schools Fran Rabinowitz told the board she needed more time. Rabinowitz said she still needed to investigate one piece of the application and ended […] [Read More]
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Summer poems from Fairfield U’s 2014 Poetry Lab

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FAIRFIELD – The Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield (CWP), based at Fairfield University is in the process of hosting seven different writing labs this summer for students in grades three through 12. The 2014 Poetry Lab – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, ran from July 14-18 Here are some examples of what the students wrote:  Courtney […] [Read More]
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HCC holds Advanced Manufacturing info sessions

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BRIDGEPORT – Housatonic Community College is conducting open house information sessions about its new Advanced Manufacturing program four times per week through Sept. 30. The advanced manufacturing program is a two-semester certificate program that provides students with the 21st Century advanced manufacturing skills needed by today’s manufacturers.  Students receive a thorough grounding in CAD, blueprint […] [Read More]
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‘Hey, let’s put on a show!’ – Barnum-style

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    BRIDGEPORT -  As cell-phone cameras blazed, 18 kids who participated in Barnum School’s first ever Summer Cabaret Theater paid tribute to Broadway, Disney, and Hollywood during a foot-stomping performance on Friday afternoon. The program was funded as part of a School Improvement Grant and ran through the month of July, according to Barnum Principal Ralph Paladino and featured […] [Read More]
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State BOE chair wins national kudos

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HARTFORD – State BOE Chairman Allan B.Taylor is one of three individuals nationwide to win the National Association of State Boards of Education’s  2014 Distinguished Service Awards. The other recipients are from Rhode Island and Illinois. Taylor, from Hartford, is serving his fifth full term on the state board. He has been board chair since 2005. Taylor also […] [Read More]
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Special Bridgeport BOE meeting later today

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BRIDGEPORT – The city school board will meet at 5:30 today in Room 305 of City Hall. Two items are on the agenda for the special meeting: Aresta Johnson is on tap to be named executive director of secondary education. Johnson, you may recall, came to the district as a science director, was named director […] [Read More]
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City School construction: Going up and coming down

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        BRIDGEPORT – The city has one school going up and one coming down this summer. Can you tell which is which?         [Read More]
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