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Concerned Norwalk BoE approves Stepping Stones ELLI preschool

Updated, 6 p.m., letters from Steve Colarossi added NORWALK, Conn. – The Stepping Stones Museum model for preschool education... (Read more)

6 / 24 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Thomas Hamilton explains the 2016-17 operating budget at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk BoE sets its precedent-setting budget

NORWALK, Conn. – The last “T” has been crossed on the next school budget, and the effects of the... (Read more)

6 / 24 / 2016

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Lyons explains Norwalk middle school changes as teachers decry redesign

NORWALK, Conn. – Leaders of the Norwalk Federation of Teachers continue to push back on Superintendent of Schools Steven... (Read more)

6 / 23 / 2016

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Norwalk Board of Education member Shirley Mosby, at Tuesday's BoE meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk non-resident policy moves ahead as Mosby requests community outreach

NORWALK, Conn. – This fall’s ninth-graders don’t have to jump through hoops to prove they live in Norwalk, as... (Read more)

6 / 23 / 2016

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Norwalk BoE approves plan, laying guidelines for Adamowski

NORWALK, Conn. — The direction of Norwalk Public Schools was affirmed Tuesday with a less-than-unanimous vote. After months of discussion, the... (Read more)

6 / 22 / 2016

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Norwalk High moms: ‘No one knew’ about High Road School plan

Correction, 11:44 a.m.: Carol Freding responded to Mike Barbis, not  Tracy Richards. Also, a quote mistakenly attributed to April Guilbault was... (Read more)

6 / 22 / 2016

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High Road report gets positive reaction from Norwalk BoE chairman

NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk child got a scratch on his arm got after trying to elbow the staff... (Read more)

6 / 21 / 2016

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at the June 7 Norwalk Board of Education meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk to continue preschool push with three ELLI classrooms

NORWALK, Conn. — The goal of preventing a preparation gap from turning into an achievement gap is fueling Norwalk... (Read more)

6 / 20 / 2016

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski.

Norwalk High parents fear budget cuts, SPED students

NORWALK, Conn. — The Special Education students who will be returned to Norwalk High School next fall are non-violent,... (Read more)

6 / 17 / 2016

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BoE Chairman Mike Lyons

FB post about Norwalk High student’s ‘hit list’ catches BoE off-guard

NORWALK, Conn. – A scary phone call to a Norwalk mother with the nation already on edge because of... (Read more)

6 / 16 / 2016

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Norwalk Housing Authority Executive Director Curtis Law speaks to reporters Tuesday in NHA's office on Monroe Street.

Jilted NHA vents as Norwalk parents go without early childhood programs

NORWALK, Conn. — Parents who have been relying on the Norwalk Housing Authority’s School Readiness program are now without... (Read more)

6 / 15 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools administrators listen to a presentation at a recent middle school redesign committee meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk Public Schools reassures parents: Middle school teachers will get trained for redesign

Update, 8 p.m., count of petitions added. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk parents have found a new way to express... (Read more)

6 / 14 / 2016

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Colarossi skeptical of BoE’s Brookside move

NORWALK, Conn. – Steve Colarossi, former Norwalk Board of Education member, spent a significant amount of time fighting Superintendent... (Read more)

6 / 13 / 2016

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Common Council Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large) speaks at Thursday's meeting in City Hall.

Kimmel: Unprecedented collaboration makes Norwalk Special Education reform possible

NORWALK, Conn. – The Common Council will vote Tuesday on the $1.1 million dip into the “rainy day fund”... (Read more)

6 / 13 / 2016

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Mosby suing Norwalk Board of Education

Updated, 12:54 p.m. Saturday, additional comments from BoE Chairman Mike Lyons.  NORWALK, Conn. — South Norwalk activist John Mosby... (Read more)

6 / 11 / 2016

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Brookside Elementary School preschool teacher Jennifer Colarossi watches Tuesday's Board of Education meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk BoE holding off on change to Brookside preschool program

NORWALK, Conn. – Brookside parents have won – the school’s existing preschool program will be staying as is for... (Read more)

6 / 10 / 2016

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Interviews are underway for a new Planning and Zoning director, according to Zoning Commission Chairman Adam Blank, right. At left is Acting Planning and Zoning Director Mike Wrinn.

Norwalk political notes: P&Z, CHRO, BET… BoE… NFD …

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Thursday: Anderson votes against new Jefferson... (Read more)

6 / 9 / 2016

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski listens to Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon at the start of Tuesday's Board of Education meeting.

‘Very difficult’ change process assailed in Norwalk middle school redesign

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk teachers continue to protest as Norwalk Public Schools move toward what Superintendent Steven Adamowski... (Read more)

6 / 8 / 2016

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Good feeling are expressed Monday after the adjournment of Monday's Board of Estimate and Taxation meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk funds SPED plan

Updated and reported 5:02 a.m., full story NORWALK, Conn. — The Board of Education’s three-year Special Education fund was... (Read more)

6 / 7 / 2016

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Adamowski argues for a ‘yes’ from Norwalk tax board on $1.15M request

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk parents may not be financial wizards, but they will be “highly skeptical” of announcements that... (Read more)

6 / 6 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Thomas Hamilton chats with the Board of Education Facilities and Planning Committee recently in City Hall.

Norwalk schools fixing up Norwalk High pool, parking lots

NORWALK, Conn. – Repairs expected at Norwalk Public Schools include work on the pool at Norwalk High and paving... (Read more)

6 / 6 / 2016

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Norwalk Finance Director Bob Barron discusses the 2016/17 operating budget at May's Board of Estimate and Taxation meeting in City Hall.

Showdown: Norwalk tax Board to rule Monday on BoE $2.3M ‘SPED fund’ request

NORWALK, Conn. – It looks like Norwalk Finance Director Bob Barron is holding firm in his refusal to recommend... (Read more)

6 / 4 / 2016

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Nicholas Brophy

Norwalk BoE to name three elementary school principals

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s expected that the Norwalk Board of Education will name three principals on Tuesday. The Board... (Read more)

6 / 4 / 2016

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Norwalk charter school set for $2.5 million in state funding for physical upgrade

  Updated 6 p.m. with video, photos, additional details from press conference. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s Side by Side... (Read more)

6 / 3 / 2016

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Norwalk Early Childhood Coordinator Mary Oster

Norwalk struggles to split its long term-childcare programs

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk is poised to announce its new provider for the School Readiness program, which has been... (Read more)

6 / 2 / 2016

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Brenda Penn-Williams.

Penn-Williams again decries High Road School

NORWALK, Conn. – Child abuse continues at High Road School, Brenda Penn-Williams said Monday. Penn-Williams on May 17 led... (Read more)

6 / 2 / 2016

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Daggett warns of ‘Web 3.0′ as Norwalk educators work on middle school redesign

  NORWALK, Conn. – When kids use an iPhone to cheat on a test at school they’re actually developing... (Read more)

5 / 31 / 2016

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From left, Juliana Garces, Leigh Young-Lawler and Sam Jones display their project May 23 during the end-of-year celebration for the TeMPEST teen program at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Garces and Jones are sophomores at Norwalk High School; Young-Lawler is a sophomore at Brien McMahon High School.

63 Norwalk teens celebrate achievements in Aquarium after-school careers program

NORWALK, Conn. – Sixty-three high-school students in Norwalk are better prepared for college and careers, thanks to a bonus... (Read more)

5 / 30 / 2016

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Norwalk Board of Education Facilities Committee Chairman Mike Barbis talks about efforts to build a new school

Norwalk Board of Ed not wild about idea of building behind Nathaniel Ely

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s time to hire a consultant to move along the construction of a new Norwalk school... (Read more)

5 / 26 / 2016

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Nathan Hale Middle School Principal Albert Sackey speaks with NancyOnNorwalk last week in City Hall.

Opinions vary as Norwalk middle school redesign moves ahead

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s all good, according to two Norwalk middle school principals. Not so much, three leaders of... (Read more)

5 / 25 / 2016

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