White House Honors Bridgeport Math Teacher

Sep 9, 2016

Eighth grade math teacher Elizabeth Capasso was at the White House on Friday. She was honored for her outstanding teaching at Jettie S. Tisdale School in Bridgeport.

Capasso is one of 213 math and science teachers around the country to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence this year.

She spoke with WSHU’s Bill Buchner about the honor and her experiences as a teacher at the Tisdale School.

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A well-known assemblyman from the Rochester area has committed suicide. A police officer saw Bill Nojay shoot himself near his family’s cemetery plot around 9:30 am Friday morning.

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People who need help for opioid addiction can wait for weeks for treatment, whether it’s a bed in a treatment center or a medication that helps withdrawal. Those weeks can mean the difference between recovery and overdose. 

Several New York State legislators argue that a recently ordered electric rate increase to subsidize upstate nuclear plants unfairly burdens downstate residents.

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John Shaban, the Republican running against Connecticut 4th District Democratic Congressman Jim Himes, opened his campaign headquarters in Bridgeport on Thursday.