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Central High ribbon-cutting shows off makeover  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Until a couple of weeks ago, Central High School could brag that it was the city's newest local high school — cold comfort for a building that ...



Reports: Manhunt near Bridgeport’s Central High School dwindles  CTPost

UPDATE: 9:10 P.M.. BRIDGEPORT — Police are still on the lookout for the suspect of an earlier manhunt, but the active manhunt involving multiple officers has ...



Maria Pereira: School board must reflect community  CT Post

Mayor Ganim and his cohort of Bridgeport Board of Education members, Chair John Weldon, Vice Chair Jessica Martinez, Hernan Illingworth, Christopher Taylor ...



Central High School graduation 2018  CT Post

Image 1 of 67. Central High School's Class of 2018 Graduation Exercises in Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday, June 22, 2018. Central High School's Class of 2018 ...



SEEN: Central High School senior prom 2018  CT Post

Bridgeport's Central High School held its senior prom at Cascade Fine Catering in Hamden on June 1, 2018. The senior class graduates on June 22. Were you ...



Bridgeport police connect with city’s youth  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The city police department's school resource officers are working to further connect with Bridgeport's youth through various events. On April 20 ...



Bridgeport classroom turned into secret lab  WTNH.com

Students at one shoreline high school got a big surprise this morning. Sikorsky Aircraft, and parent company Lockheed Martin, took over a classroom with ...



Officers Remained at Bridgeport's Central and Bassick High Schools After Investigations  NBC Connecticut

Central High School in Bridgeport was on lockdown as police investigated a social media threat that turned out to be a reference to a school in New Mexico ...



No. 3 Bassick cruises past city rival Central  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — Trap game. It is a cliché to some, but a rather scary prospect for basketball coaches. Bassick High School boys coach Bernie Lofton, however, ...



Bassick High School gets its turn at a makeover  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Bassick High School is ready for its $115 million makeover. Whether it will take the form of a new building, a renovation or something in ...



A flash course in engineering sparks excitement  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Most people have heard of flash mobs. In Room C-210 at Central High School on Wednesday, there was a flash course in engineering, ...



Bridgeport Central to name court in honor of Barry McLeod  New Haven Register

Bridgeport Central will name its basketball court after longtime boys basketball coach Barry McLeod in Wednesday's season finale against Brien McMahon.



Former Bridgeport teacher sentenced 5 years for sexually assaulting 2 students  WTNH.com

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) - A former Bridgeport special education teacher has been hit with a five year sentence for sexually assaulting two students.



City, school board sued over Bridgeport teacher’s sex assaults of student  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - A local teenager, who police said was repeatedly sexually assaulted by his special education teacher, claims local school officials negligently ...



Alleged sex assaulting teacher gets brief detention  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The former Central High School teacher caught driving the special education student she is accused of sexually assaulting to the beach got a ...



Bridgeport students protest length, conditions of walking to school  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — About 30 protesters gathered in front of City Hall Monday to protest how hard it is to get to school on foot. Many of the protesters were of high ...



SEEN: Bridgeport's Central High School prom 2017  CT Post

Bridgeport's Central High School held its senior prom at Woodwinds Banquet Hall in Branford on May 18, 2017. Were you SEEN? Photo: Sara Collimore.



Bridgeport Schools set graduation date and locales  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The city's Board of Education is forgoing a daylong graduation marathon at the Webster Bank Arena this year in favor of a much more ...



Bridgeport: Adult ed classes begin Sept. 4  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Registration for the Department of Adult Education fall semester evening classes will take place Monday through Thursday, August 27-30, from ...



Central High School graduation 2017  CT Post

Image 1 of 40. Central High School Graduation at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Central High School Graduation at ...



Bridgeport magnet school policy tweaked  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The school board has agreed to change its magnet school policies in an attempt to balance fairness and expected rigor.



Bridgeport students surprised with hands on lesson from Sikorsky Engineers  FOX61 Hartford

BRIDGEPORT – Central High School in Bridgeport was one of five school chosen for the opportunity to learn from everyday engineers from Connecticut based ...



In Bridgeport, new curriculum widens students’ perspectives  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A month into a semester-long course on African American Studies, Damian Charriez was compelled to Google the name Mansa Musa.



Bridgeport police: Teen critical after bullet fragment hits brain  News 12 Connecticut

Bridgeport police added extra security at area high schools Friday after a teen was shot.



Group wants race gap between students, educators closed  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The only male role models Ryan Brown recalls while attending Danbury High School were his football coaches. “They had my back,” Brown ...



Bassick High School reinvention under way  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The wheels have been put in motion for a new Bassick High School. Not just a much-needed new building to replace the leaky one built as a ...



Former teacher pleads no contest to sexually assaulting students  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - A former Central High School teacher pleaded no contest Monday to sexually assaulting two special education students. Her hands folded in ...



New school bus contract hits road block  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A new city school bus contract remains in limbo after one school board member — upset with restrictions the pact placed on drivers — got up ...



Forum: Bridgeport school board members seek positive dialogue  CT Post

On Feb. 5, the Bridgeport Board of Education held a special meeting to discuss and possibly act on a series of Community Conversations related to Bridgeport ...



Arrest made in 12-year-old’s murder  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A teenager in custody in connection with an earlier assault at Central High School was charged Monday with the fatal shooting of 12-year-old ...



Cops: Ex-teacher caught with alleged student lover despite protective order  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A sojourn to the beach on a summer day may have cost the freedom of a former Central High School teacher accused of sexually assaulting ...



1 arrested following triple shooting in Bridgeport  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A juvenile arrested in connection with a triple shooting in the city Tuesday is the brother of one of four people arrested Monday following an ...



Former Bridgeport teacher accused of assaulting students pleads no contest  FOX61 Hartford

BRIDGEPORT — A Bridgeport special education teacher charged with sexually assaulting two students has pleaded no contest. The Connecticut Post reports ...



Displaced Bridgeport school leaders reassigned  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Budget cuts have led to more administrative reassignments than usual in a school district that is used to rearranging the deck chairs each ...



Teen pleads not guilty to killing 12-year-old  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Charged with killing 12-year-old Clinton Howell in a drive-by shooting last month, 18-year-old Tajay Chambers waived a hearing on probable ...



Former teacher gets 5 years for sexually assaulting special ed students  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — There were no tears from Laura Ramos. The eyes of the former Central High School teacher, who pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting ...



Ex-teacher arrested on more sex charges  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT—A former Central High School teacher allegedly had sex with at least four of her male special education students, police confirmed Wednesday.



Broke school board finds money for freshman football at Harding  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A city school board still trying to find millions in cuts to make next year's school budget balanced added $3,500 to the bottom line to fund ...



Bridgeport teacher among state Teacher of the Year finalists  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — For the second time in four years, a local educator has made the final round in the Connecticut Teacher of the Year competition. Sheena ...



‘Gang hunter’ arraigned in murder of 12-year-old  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - They were out hunting members of the “BGs” -the Blitz Gang. Police said 18-year-old Tajay Chambers, 16-year-old Alexander Bolanos, ...



Bridgeport superintendent to be honored by CT NAACP  CTPost

Bridgeport Schools Superintendent Aresta Johnson has been chosen as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut for 2018 by the Connecticut ...



Central High School Class of 2014 Graduation  CT Post

Image 1 of 137. Scenes from the Central High School commencement ceremony Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport, Conn. Scenes from ...



Man held on $1 million bond for allegedly stabbing girlfriend’s new boyfriend  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT- A West Haven man, accused of fatally stabbing a local man in a fight over a mutual girlfriend, was ordered held Wednesday on $1 million bond.



Bridgeport protestors want better communication between school staff and Latino parents  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — About 25 parents and children staged a protest in front of City Hall Thursday morning demanding that the city's school district improve services ...



Fairchild Wheeler High School graduation 2018  CT Post

Image 1 of 15. The Interdistrict Science Magnet School's 3rd Annual Commencement Ceremony at Central High School's Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport, Conn., ...



Reports: Person stabbed in Bridgeport  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — A stab wound victim has been reported at a city hospital Wednesday afternoon, dispatch reports indicated. Shortly before 3:30 p.m., Bridgeport ...



School board member arrested at Success Village meeting  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Often-controversial Board of Education member Maria Pereira has been arrested after a Success Village Apartments Board of Directors ...



Boy’s alleged killers face judge  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - Charged with killing 12-year-old Clinton Howell in a drive by shooting last month, 18-year-old Tajay Chambers will have a choice. “I'm going to ...



Teacher charged with sexually assaulting special ed student  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — A Central High School teacher has been removed from her job amid charges she sexually assaulted a special education student.



Police: alleged killer of 12-year-old confessed  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - Warned by his public defender not to talk to anyone - especially police, Tajay Chambers, the alleged killer of 12-year-old Clinton Howell, began ...



Central Named Among Connecticuts Best High Schools for 2017: U.S. News and World Report  Patch.com

Central Named Among Connecticut's Best - Bridgeport, CT - The annual list is out and 40 Connecticut schools rank among the best in the state.



School district welcomes new band director  The Wilton Bulletin

Following the retirement of longtime music educator John Rhodes, the Wilton Public School District has welcomed a new band director: Troy Williams.



Bridgeport teacher receive Yale Educator Award  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Shaun Mitchell never attended Yale University, but one of his former students does. As such, the award winning Central High School English ...



Bridgeport SROs ready for back-to-school  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The city's School Resource Officers have been hard at work to prepare for the first day of school on Aug. 30. The Bridgeport Police ...



Tisdale School wins debate tournament  CTPost

New Haven — Students from Jettie S. Tisdale School in Bridgeport took first place in the inaugural Twin City Classic debate, held Jan. 25. Hosted at Yale ...



Excellence in teaching awards announced  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Education Fund has announced its 2018 Inspiration Awards for city educators. Top prizes go to Natalie Liberty-Murray, ...



SROs to patrol problem areas of Bridgeport this summer  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — City students are seeing some familiar faces patrolling the streets this summer. School resource officers are on patrol in problematic areas of ...



Some newness to education in 2018  CTPost

The year 2018 will go down as another year of budget cuts for many public school districts in the state, but that's nothing new. It is something Bridgeport has ...



Central High fencing team foiled by zero funding  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT — The sport of fencing gets its name from the word “defense,” and that's the stance the Central High School fencing team has had to take lately.



Some call Bridgeport school budget forums “bashing sessions”  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The idea was to get ahead of what is bound to be another tumultuous spring budget season by holding community conversations in all 10 city ...



School district wants security but not the bill  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Pressed for cash, members of the city school board are looking to stop footing the bill for police who cover district sporting events. Facilities ...



Central High enforces school uniform policy, a bit late  Ct Post

Wearing a thin white top with lacy sleeves and matching white plastic sunglasses, Central High School senior Kenji Johnson uttered a few choice words when ...



Schooled in construction  CT Post

Sometimes there are noises, but it is not that much of a distraction,” Keahna Galarza, a Central High magnet senior said, waiting at the end of the day for a ride ...



Teacher’s union endorses Moore over one of their own  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Education Association's executive board has voted to endorse State Sen. Marilyn Moore, D-Bridgeport, for another term ...



Marilyn Moore to run for Bridgeport mayor  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Surrounded by a small crowd of allies that she must grow into a movement for change, state Sen. Marilyn Moore on Monday announced her ...



Bridgeport PD acquires police dog for bomb detection  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The city has an additional line of defense when it comes to bomb detection now that Dennis, the police department's new bomb sniffing dog, ...



Bridgeport cops looking to ID burglary suspect  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a burglary suspect from an incident last month. The burglary happened at Central High ...



Bridgeport parents upset after school fight video goes viral  News 12 Connecticut

Parents in Bridgeport say they are concerned about the growing trend among students of recording fights and then posting them on social media for all the world ...



Bridgeport BOE sets new goals for superintendent  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — It was an overall positive rating for a freshman superintendent who oversees what arguably is the toughest school district in the state.



Longtime Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti Thinking About Bridgeport Mayoral Run — But First He'd Have To Move  Hartford Courant

Mark Lauretti, the 27-year Republican mayor of Shelton who is currently Fairfield County's longest serving mayor or first selectman, says he's intrigued by a ...



African American, Latin studies required to graduate high school in Bridgeport  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — City high school students will have to take a half-year course in African American Studies, Caribbean/Latin American Studies or Perspectives ...



Puerto Rican Day parade celebrates 25 years in Bridgeport  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — When the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade steps off from Central High School Sunday, organizers will be breathing a sigh of relief. The event ...



Bridgeport teacher accused of having sex with student  WFSB

A high school special education teacher has allegedly admitted to having sex with one of her students.



Bridgeport: Puerto Rican Day Parade set for Sunday  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County Inc. will stage its 25th annual parade on Sunday, July 8. Scheduled to start at 11 a.m. the parade ...



Look up how your school performs under Connecticut's annual statewide assessment  Hartford Courant

The Connecticut State Department of Education has released the latest results from the Next Generation Accountability System. See how your school did.



Bridgeport teachers to be honored with awards  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT -- Shaun Mitchell and Elizabeth Capasso are very different teachers, according to Kimlee Heng, 16, a student who has taken classes with both.



Obama rallies crowd for Malloy in Bridgeport  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT -- Allies to the end on issues such as gun control and the minimum wage, President Barack Obama helped Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ...



Bridgeport politician charged in confrontation with cop  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT - Since losing his most recent bid for mayor — and his City Council seat — in 2015, Republican Enrique “Rick” Torres has avoided politics and ...



Obit: Freddy Tello, 24, Of Bridgeport  Bridgeport, CT Patch

Obit: Freddy Tello, 24, Of Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT - He enjoyed playing soccer with family and friend.



Terry L. Williams-Smith  Hartford Courant

Rev. Terry L Williams - Smith, daughter of the late John Jr, and Mattie (Fowler) Williams, was born on September 30, 1958, and went home to be with the Lord on ...



Reporter goes back to the future at Central  Ct Post

instead of going undercover like in the movies, I went as myself: a 2003 Central grad who went on to work at her hometown newspaper and has covered the city ...



Teacher charged in sexual assault resigns  CT Post

Ramos, 31, of Pond Point Avenue, Milford, was charged Tuesday with second-degree sexual assault after police said she admitted having sexual intercourse ...



Choir makes a comeback at Bridgeport’s Harding High  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — For the first time in years, the sounds of choir warm-ups are spilling out of from a second floor performing arts wing into the drab hallways of ...



State Voters’ Guide  CTPost

PAM STANESKI. Party: Republican Job: State Representative for House District 119; EDUCATION: Old Dominion University: Office/Community Groups: former ...



Bridgeport balks at $37G graduation pricetag  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Graduation Day for the Class of 2018 in Bridgeport comes at a price the school board may be unwilling to pay. The bill to host five consecutive ...



Twilight program caters to students having trouble at Bridgeport high schools  Ct Post

BRIDGEPORT -- As most students are exiting Central High School around 3:15 p.m., Rayshellie Rodriguez stops at the security desk to deposit her cellphone ...



Judge scolds teacher for not staying away from alleged student lover  New York Post

Laura Calladio Ramos, who has resigned from at her position at Central High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut, spent about an hour in jail Thursday after a ...



Sen. Moore ‘leaning toward’ challenging Ganim  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Wednesday was a banner day for Marilyn Moore. She began another two-year term in the state Senate and celebrated the swearing-in of her ...



Bridgeport police officer awarded for athletic accomplishments  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Police Officer Kateema Riettie is not your typical 44-year-old. Riettie, who is a physical fitness instructor for Bridgeport Police Training ...



Harding, Central, Bassick and Bullard-Havens Graduation Rates Released  Patch.com

High School's Graduation Rates Released - Bridgeport, CT - The state has released town-by-town data concerning how many local students are graduating from ...



Bridgeport Rallies Around Quadriplegic Teacher About To Lose Vital Benefits  Bridgeport Daily Voice

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Friends are rallying around a beloved Central High School teacher who recently learned that state budget changes might make it ...



Bridgeport crowns local spelling bee winner  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — The city and national spelling bee competitions don't exactly line up. While Janelle Newell, a sixth-grader from Multicultural Magnet School, ...



School board debates new name for Harding and more  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Naming rights take up a big chunk of time at city school board meetings these days. A committee is already in place to recommend names for ...



Bridgeport Central High Toasts The Class Of 2016 At Graduation  Daily Voice

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Over 300 Hilltoppers — with the guys in black and the girls in red — marched into the Webster Bank Arena on Tuesday evening as ...



Moore named senate chair of Human Services and Bonding committees  CTPost

HARTFORD — State Sen. Marilyn Moore, D-Bridgeport, has been named senate chairs of both the legislature's human services and bonding committees.



Obituary: Jean Griffin Kelley, 86, of Fairfield  Fairfield, CT Patch

Obituary: Jean Griffin Kelley, 86 - Fairfield, CT - Jean was a substitute teacher in Milford for many years once her children were in school and then worked for ...



Bill would let some municipal leaders pick school board heads  CTPost

More Connecticut municipalities than not would be affected by a bill proposed that would to allow chief elected officials to pick local school board chairs.



Former teacher arraigned on sex charges  CT Post

BRIDGEPORT—A former Central High School teacher was arraigned Tuesday morning on charges that she sexually assaulted a special education student.



Obituary: Ralph A. Veneruso, Sr., 83, of Monroe  Monroe, CT Patch

Obituary: Ralph A. Veneruso, Sr., 83, of Monroe - Monroe, CT - Ralph became a school principal and proudly served the City of Bridgeport Board of Education ...



Central coach McLeod has Hilltoppers rising again  CTPost

BRIDGEPORT — Barry McLeod was in his element Wednesday night, rising from his seat along the Bridgeport Central bench to implore his players to finish ...



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