July 15, 2014
by Christine Stuart | July 15, 2014 4:30pm
July 8, 2014
by Owen Francis | July 8, 2014 3:53pm
We’ve seen a lot of news in the last few weeks about problems with Family Urban Schools of Excellence (FUSE) and their operation of schools in Hartford. But in all of the coverage, there has not been much talk about the students, like my own kids, whose school districts had failed them and whose lives have been changed for the better by attending a Connecticut charter school.
Tags: FUSE, Owen Francis, charter schools, education, Commissioner's Network, dh
May 30, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 1:07pm
May 16, 2014
by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2014 12:52pm
April 3, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 3, 2014 2:52pm
March 19, 2014
by Christine Stuart | March 19, 2014 3:53pm
March 13, 2014
by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2014 5:30am
February 22, 2014
by Bill Finch | February 22, 2014 6:07pm
Students and parents of Bridgeport’s East Side and East End communities have waited many years for a replacement for the aging Harding High School. This project is one that is well-deserved, beautifully designed and long-awaited by the entire school community. For nearly two decades, Harding has been in major disrepair, and all possibilities to repair and renovate the current building have been exhausted. There is no alternative to new construction.
February 21, 2014
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 21, 2014 8:05am
If the window of government transparency in Connecticut has become foggy lately, in Bridgeport it’s turned into a funhouse mirror.
The latest to come from Mayor Bill Finch’s Carnival of Corruption was a vote Thursday evening to proceed with phase one of a deal to build a new Harding High School on 17.2 acres of a 78-acre brownfield site on Boston Avenue, currently owned by General Electric. This would enable Finch and his allies to sell the current Harding High site to Bridgeport Hospital.
According to federal law, a brownfield site refers to “real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.”
The aforementioned brownfield site is, according to a piece in the CT Post, “contaminated with lead, arsenic, petroleum hydrocarbons and volatile compounds.”
January 24, 2014
by Sarah Darer Littman | January 24, 2014 1:42am
After a six month sabbatical from political writing, it’s depressing to realize that here in Corrupticut, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” — or, as one of my favorite bands would put it, “The Song Remains The Same.”