Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

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VIDEO: Amid criticism over search process, Board of Ed approves Rossi as principal of DHS

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cross post from HatCityBLOG Members of the Board of Education discuss the appointment of Dr. Robert Rossi as Principal of Danbury High SchoolJune 24 Board of Education meeting. Photo by ctblogger I was on the interviewing committee…and this has nothing to do with the candidate, it has a lot to do with the process. I […] [Read More]
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Group claims Danbury high school graduation rate are overstated

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG As we come to the end of the school year, today, The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) released its third annual comparison of official high school graduation for the area. The analysis, based on a comparison of graduation figures by the Connecticut State Department of Education and Education Week’s Diplomas […] [Read More]
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Danbury’s 3,000 dollar question

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Picture of Desert Edge High School, Goodyear, Ariz. Since my initial post on the outrage stemming from the Danbury school board’s site visit to Arizona, my email has been flooded with questions regarding the cost of the trip. Here’s what’s been reported in the press. From the News-Times 06.03.09. School Superintendent Sal Pascarella said five […] [Read More]
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Danbury Board of Ed chairwoman, school superintendent respond to accusations

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cross post from HatCityBLOG It’s been over a week since the News-Times’ Dirk Perrefort published this astonishing quote from Mayor Boughton in which he states that individuals were “discouraged” from applying for the position of principal at Danbury High School. Boughton, who was a social studies teacher at the high school for nearly 14 years […] [Read More]
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Danbury Board of Ed restricts free speech?

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cross post from HatCityBLOG In advance of tonight’s Board of Education meeting in Danbury I decided to take a look at the agenda and noticed this small blurb. The Board welcomes Public Participation and asks that speakers please limit their comments to 3 minutes. Speakers may offer objective comments of school operations and programs that […] [Read More]
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One on one with Senator Chris Dodd

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Last week, I attended the CT Dems annual Jefferson-Jackson Bailey fundraiser. After the event, I had a chance to speak with Senator Chris Dodd. In the video clip, I asked for his thoughts on the passage of the CreditCARD Act, his role in health care reform, and his views on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, […] [Read More]
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News-Times gives Mayor Boughton a free school pass

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cross post from HatCityBLOG In Danbury, I know the whole board of education trip to Arizona fiasco has people worked up a bit BUT, this astonishing piece of reporting from The News-Times’ Dirk Perrefort left me shaking my head. Boughton, who was a social studies teacher at the high school for nearly 14 years before […] [Read More]