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Interim Norwalk Public Schools Chief Operating Officer Michael Cicchetti shares good news Tuesday in City Hall.

Norwalk Special Education update reveals news: ‘optimism’ on potential new director

NORWALK, Conn. – Among the positive news shared Tuesday about Norwalk’s Special Education program was a sudden optimism about... (Read more)

4 / 27 / 2016

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Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling leads the recent Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET) public hearing on the 2016-17 operating budget.

Norwalk BoE presses on for $2.3 from ‘rainy day fund’ to reform special education

NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Board of Education has tried a different tactic in its push to get $2.3... (Read more)

4 / 26 / 2016

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A diagram in the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) draft study of Norwalk Public Schools.

Adamowski: CCER study validates Norwalk BoE’s efforts

NORWALK, Conn. – A study of Norwalk Public Schools done by outsiders looking “through a slightly different lens” tells... (Read more)

4 / 25 / 2016

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Jason Morris, a member of New London Parent Advocates, talks to the Norwalk Board of Education on Tuesday in City Hall.

Norwalk BoE chairman stands by Adamowski after New Londoner’s warnings

NORWALK, Conn. — A New London education advocate piled on Tuesday after hearing complaints made about Norwalk Superintendent of... (Read more)

4 / 21 / 2016

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski discusses the policy for School Governance Councils with the Board of Education at Tuesday's meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk schools’ Governance Councils set for launch

NORWALK, Conn. – A much-discussed Schools Governance Council policy was discussed again Tuesday, with one final tweak made before... (Read more)

4 / 21 / 2016

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Jill Arvanitis, parent of a West Rocks Middle School seventh grader and a Cranbury School fifth grader, speaks to the Norwalk Board of Education on Tuesday in City Hall.

Norwalk middle school redesign slammed at BoE meeting

NORWALK, Conn. – The developing Norwalk middle school redesign was assailed again Tuesday, with parents joining in this time... (Read more)

4 / 20 / 2016

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Norwalk Board of Education members Shirley Mosby, left, and Erik Anderson, at Tuesday's BoE meeting in City Hall.

Notorious Norwalk BoE bylaw changed with little debate

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk, your Board of Education does indeed exist between meetings. This was decided Tuesday when the... (Read more)

4 / 20 / 2016

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Norwalk Common Councilwoman Faye Bowman (D-District B), left, speaks her mind about a potential South Norwalk school, during Tuesday's Council meeting in City Hall. At right is Councilman Travis Simms (D-District B).

Norwalk BoE purring like kitten over Common Council’s $500K slash

NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Board of Education is getting $500,000 less than it requested to begin work on... (Read more)

4 / 13 / 2016

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Norwalk's piece of the state education funding would be fully restored under the governor's latest budget scheme.

Malloy’s latest budget tweak boosts Norwalk’s ECS, zeroes out 28 towns

Updated 11:49 p.m. Wednesday to add links to Hartford Courant story, Malloy’s revised budget plan. NORWALK, Conn. – If... (Read more)

4 / 13 / 2016

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Norwalk ACTS looks to broaden summer learning, lower achievement gap

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s summer learning providers have agreed to develop an alliance, Norwalk ACTS Executive Director Anthony Allison... (Read more)

4 / 11 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief Academic Officer Michael Conner used this illustration Tuesday, saying "the braid" illustrates the way children knit different skills together to become fluent readers.

Norwalk aims to close achievement gap with mandatory K-3 summer academy

NORWALK, Conn. — Mandatory summer school this year will help close the achievement gap and be a step toward... (Read more)

4 / 11 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Thomas Hamilton talks to members of the Common Council Planning Committee Thursday in City Hall.

Council committee plots $500K cut to schools’ facilities request, pending more info

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk Common Council members pushed back Thursday on the Board of Education’s request for $3... (Read more)

4 / 8 / 2016

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Norwalk schools set end of year schedule

NORWALK, Conn. — The end of the school year schedule was set Tuesday in what Norwalk Superintendent of Schools... (Read more)

4 / 7 / 2016

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Norwalk Board of Education member Shirley Mosby, left, listens to a presentation about summer school 20 minutes after saying she was leaving the meeting.

Shirley Mosby claims proposed BoE policy change being done on ‘angry whim’

NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Board of Education needs training in diversity, sensitivity and other things, BoE member Shirley... (Read more)

4 / 6 / 2016

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21 Norwalk Teachers hitting the road thanks to learning grants

NORWALK, Conn. – Nearly two dozen Norwalk teachers will be heading out of town this summer for some serious... (Read more)

4 / 6 / 2016

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State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140) leads Monday's District B Democrats meeting in Calvary Baptist Church.

Norwalk Dems look to address concerns about new ‘minority’ school

  NORWALK, Conn. — A meeting needs to be held, not powered by the Board of Education’s desires but... (Read more)

4 / 5 / 2016

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski answers questions Monday in Norwalk High School. Listening is Norwalk Public Schools Communications Director Brenda Wilcox Williams.

Adamowski, at Norwalk High, talks middle school redesign

NORWALK, Conn. — Middle school redesign and confusion about student-based budgeting were among the topics Monday as Superintendent of... (Read more)

4 / 5 / 2016

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Former Mayor Alex Knopp, left, talks with current Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling at Rilling's second-term inauguration last November.

Norwalk’s ‘best chance’ of changing ECS now underway in Hartford

NORWALK, Conn. — Connecticut’s Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) formula is purely political as it does not factor in the... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2016

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Adamowski indoctrinates Norwalk Board of Education Special Education Committee

10:31 p.m.: Updated, PDF added NORWALK, Conn. — Point by point, Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski on Tuesday addressed... (Read more)

4 / 1 / 2016

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NCC said to be dropping idea for bridge over Richards Avenue

NORWALK, Conn. — A better idea is reportedly brewing for Richards Avenue and the college students that routinely cross... (Read more)

4 / 1 / 2016

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Idea of South Norwalk school scares some

  Updated, 10:25 a.m., clarification about District A meeting. NORWALK, Conn. — A possible new school in South Norwalk... (Read more)

3 / 29 / 2016

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Norwalk's Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET) listens to Board of Education Finance Committee Chairman Bryan Meek on Wednesday in Concert Hall.

Norwalk parents plead for Special Education fund

NORWALK, Conn. — Don’t look for the Board of Estimate and Taxation to ask the Common Council to raise... (Read more)

3 / 24 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Thomas Hamilton, right, talks budgetary matters at the Board of Education Finance Committee meeting Monday in City Hall.

Game of budget pong continues with BoE ‘formal’ request for $2.3M from Norwalk fund balance

NORWALK, Conn. – A request for $2.3 million from Norwalk’s general fund balance will be made formal with a... (Read more)

3 / 22 / 2016

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Test results provide  "compelling data," Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski said.

Norwalk middle school restructuring to begin this week

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s middle school redesign committee will begin meeting March 24, Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski... (Read more)

3 / 21 / 2016

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From left, Norwalk Board of Education member Mike Barbis, Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon, Mayor Harry Rilling and Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski unveil a nameplate dedicated a City Hall bench to late NFT President Bruce Mellion.

Norwalk political notes: BoE moods, don’t block that box

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Tuesday: Finally, a nationwide search: BoE... (Read more)

3 / 18 / 2016

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski listens Tuesday in City Hall as Norwalk Federation of Teachers (NFT) President Mary Yordon issues blistering criticisms to the Board of Education.

Norwalk teachers decry ‘management by fear’

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk teachers are “staggering at the prospect” of losing their jobs and being asked to do... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2016

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Norwalk Board of Education Policy Committee Chairwoman Heidi Keyes leads Tuesday's meeting in City Hall. At left is Erik Anderson.

Norwalk BoE committee moves to delete bylaw used by Mosby in FOI defense

NORWALK, Conn. – That pesky line in a Board of Education bylaw was recommended for removal Tuesday by the... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2016

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Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons talks dollars and cents Tuesday in City Hall.

Lyons presses for 3-year fund – not 2 – to fix Norwalk special education

NORWALK, Conn. – The budget debate continued Tuesday with an assertion from Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons that... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2016

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State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140) talks to District B Democrats last summer in Calvary Baptist Church. (File photo)

Morris’ now-public reprimand letter staying in Norwalk Public Schools file

NORWALK, Conn. — A written reprimand will stay in the personnel file of Norwalk Public Schools Human Relations Officer... (Read more)

3 / 15 / 2016

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Norwalk Finance Director Bob Barron speaks to the Board of Estimate and Taxation on Thursday in City Hall.

Norwalk debates ‘painful’ school budget in ‘early’ process

NORWALK, Conn. — There will be painful, destructive cuts in Norwalk Public Schools even if the city fully funds... (Read more)

3 / 15 / 2016

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