When veteran Bridgeport journalist Nancy Hendrick greeted the start of 1961 with a blistering column called “What’s Wrong With Bridgeport,” the inequalities that afflict the city today were already evident everywhere she looked.
Faced with a $30 million budget gap, Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez on Tuesday proposed a $422.3 million education spending plan that would cut 235 full-time jobs across the school system later this year.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal this week to eliminate education cost-sharing grants for 28 of the state’s wealthiest school districts and to reduce funding significantly for many others was intensely criticized Wednesday by some school officials and key legislators.
Teachers will get a one-year delay on the mandatory inclusion of state test scores in their evaluations under a vote Wednesday by the state Board of Education. However, the board members warned that they would not consent to any further delay.
Editor’s note: This story is part of a joint look by the Register and WTNH News 8 at teachers charged with sexual assault in Connecticut. WTNH’s report looks at social media: an educational tool for the classroom or a predatory teacher’s best weapon?
District officials are looking for a new “million-dollar” cost-saving idea to prepare for state budget cuts — and think they may have found one in charging suburban school districts that send students to attend New Haven magnet schools.