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Once around the city: Teaching children love, learning about ACA and the ‘pulse of the planet’

MMNORWALK, Conn. – The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Enrichment Program for children, a League of Women Voters’ Meet &... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2017

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Norwalk BoE moves Ely/Ponus new schools plan forward

Updated, 5:11 p.m.: Mosby and Harris abstained on $118 million capital budget vote.  NORWALK, Conn. — Four Norwalk Board... (Read more)

1 / 18 / 2017

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Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons, Tuesday in City Hall.

Norwalk BoE seeks ‘attention’ with its unheard of requested 10.1 percent budget increase

Correction, 1 p.m. Jan. 19: Total drawdown from the insurance reserve in 16-17 was $3.57 million, according to Mike... (Read more)

1 / 18 / 2017

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Barron lays out ‘pro forma’ challenges with upcoming Norwalk budget

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk ended the last year with $5 million more in its “Rainy Day Fund” than anticipated,... (Read more)

1 / 17 / 2017

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Norwalk Board of Education member Yvel Crevecoeur

Norwalk BoE has big item on plate – decisions regarding new schools

Updated, 3 p.m.: More reasons why a STEAM school is not recommended. NORWALK, Conn. – It’s time for the... (Read more)

1 / 17 / 2017

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski.

Adamowski touts progress in Norwalk Special Education

NORWALK, Conn. – The thought now is to open a dyslexia clinic next summer, Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2017

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Former Board of Education member Rosa Murray attends a school event last week at Ponus Ridge Middle School.

Once around the city: Honored Norwalkers, language immersion for kindergartners, NCC

NORWALK, Conn. – Justice Sunday, Silvermine’s Mano a Mano, a Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest, and grants for... (Read more)

1 / 15 / 2017

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Adamowski proposes 10 percent budget increase, with optimistic twist

NORWALK, Conn. – A creative reorganization is needed to deal with the hemorrhaging health insurance costs faced by Norwalk... (Read more)

1 / 11 / 2017

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski, right, explains issues related to the proposed expansion of Ponus Ridge Middle School on Monday, in the school's library.

Norwalk BoE urges parents to fight for funds

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk parents need to turn out in force to help fight the battle in this difficult... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2017

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Columbus Magnet Schoool Principal Thomas Medard, right, shows off a camera used to teach Columbu

Norwalk school options explored as some urge more thought

Correction, 1:55 p.m.: Columbus principal’s name is Medard Thomas. NORWALK, Conn. — A “STEAM” school would likely be too... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2017

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Gov. Dannel Malloy. (File photo)

Lyons’ pessimism grows with Malloy’s promise to cut school construction funds

NORWALK, Conn. – Connecticut needs to cut back on funding school construction, Gov. Dannel Malloy said Wednesday. The timing... (Read more)

1 / 5 / 2017

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Gov. Dannel Malloy. (Christine Stuart, CT News Junkie)

CTNJ: Malloy to recalculate municipal aid, education funding

HARTFORD, Conn. — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used his state-of-the-state address Wednesday to set the stage for changes in... (Read more)

1 / 4 / 2017

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From left, Silver Petrucelli & Associates Senior Project Manager John Ireland, 
Associate-Director of Planning at Milone & MacBroom Michael Zuba and Norwalk Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Thomas Hamilton listen on Dec. 20 in City Hall as State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140) urges more thought in the plan to build new Norwalk Schools.

Norwalk BoE pressured toward quick choice of magnet school programs in new school plan

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Board of Education members have a big decision to make, with an important deadline looming.... (Read more)

1 / 3 / 2017

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Connecticut hands down $50M in mid-year budget cuts to municipalities

HARTFORD, Conn. — For the first time in more than six years municipalities will have to figure out how... (Read more)

12 / 30 / 2016

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Mosbys pursue legal actions against Norwalk BoE

(Updated, Dec. 31, link to 1996 Ralph Sloan editorial added.) NORWALK, Conn. — The number of legal actions filed... (Read more)

12 / 28 / 2016

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Consultant: State might pay significant amount of cost of new Norwalk schools

NORWALK, Conn. — Creative grant writing might make a new South Norwalk school less expensive than it first appears,... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2016

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Barron: $15 million draw down would have ‘significant negative impact’

Updated, 10:45 p.m.: Additional financial documents inserted.  NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk would be damaged if it did as some... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2016

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SpEd Partners Co-Chairman Eric Neiderer speaks Tuesday at the Board of Education meeting.

Norwalk parents try to persuade BoE to hire a state-appointed interim SpEd director

NORWALK, Conn. — Jilted Special Education parents spoke up Tuesday with statements on a common theme: The Board of... (Read more)

12 / 21 / 2016

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Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons, left, and Common Council Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large) at the conclusion of last year's budget cycle.

Difficult Norwalk budget process looms, with BoE again targeting ‘rainy day fund’

NORWALK, Conn. – The battle is already beginning over the Board of Education budget. The BoE is seeking a... (Read more)

12 / 20 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief of Specialized Learning and Student Services Lynn Toper shows the Board of Education the supersize version of a new Special Education Policy and Procedures Manual, recently in City Hall.

Norwalk BoE: A ‘climate survey,’ a SpEd manual, accreditation for BMHS and ‘Choose2Live’

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools has completed its first school climate survey, a measure of how the schools... (Read more)

12 / 19 / 2016

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Cranbury Elementary School teacher Howie Ziperstein shares concerns Tuesday with the Ad Hoc Special Education Committee in City Hall.

Norwalk educators: Special Education budget frozen, kids not getting what they need

NORWALK, Conn. – The situation with Norwalk Special Education is dire, regardless of the departure of the department’s latest... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2016

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski.

Adamowski recommends Columbus move to Ely for South Norwalk magnet school

(Correction, 5:11 p.m., Dec. 16: Mike Lyons is not on the Facilities Committee; M.J. Chironna, not M.J. Krona. Mike... (Read more)

12 / 15 / 2016

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Norwalk Board of Education Facilities Committee Chairman Mike Barbis.

South Norwalk school plan moving forward

NORWALK, Conn. – Plans for a new South Norwalk school are expected to be outlined for Board of Education... (Read more)

12 / 13 / 2016

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Court dismisses Mosby suit against Norwalk BoE

Correction, 1:36 p.m.: Jeffry Spahr filed a bill of costs, not John Mosby. This error was introduced by the... (Read more)

12 / 13 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief of Specialized Learning and Student Services Lynn Toper speaks to the Norwalk Board of Education on Tuesday in City Hall.

More disappointment: Norwalk losing Lynn Toper, parents ‘devastated’

Updated, 2 a.m., Dec. 8: Reactions from parents added, story rewritten. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools is losing... (Read more)

12 / 8 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools Communications Director Brenda Wilcox Williams, center, assists Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski, left, in April. There's a plan to hire two more employees to assist in NPS communications.

NPS looking to expand its communications, at $213K cost

NORWALK, Conn. – The coming Norwalk Public Schools 2017-18 budget request is expected to include funding for two new... (Read more)

12 / 8 / 2016

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Adamowski lays out ‘primer’ on 2017-18 BoE budget request

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s that time of the year, when Norwalk gets its first gasp-look at the next likely... (Read more)

12 / 7 / 2016

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Norwalk Board of Education Policy Committee Chairwoman Heidi Keyes, at Tuesday's meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk BoE approves electronic meeting attendance policy

Correction, 2:15 a.m. Dec. 8: Sherelle Harris polled former superintendents and Norwalk citizens, in addition to elected officials.  NORWALK,... (Read more)

12 / 7 / 2016

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Board of Education member Yvel Crevecoeur, right, shakes hands with Chairman Mike Lyons on Tuesday in City Hall, after trying to become chairman himself.

Lyons re-elected BoE chairman; Barbis vice chair

Updated, 1 a.m., full story. NORWALK, Conn. – Attempts to get new blood into Norwalk Board of Education leadership... (Read more)

11 / 16 / 2016

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This message went viral Monday at Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk Branch NAACP Youth President Darius Williams said.

Norwalk teens say they fear Trump

NORWALK, Conn. — A planned protest of Donald Trump’s election was stopped Monday by Brien McMahon High School administrators.... (Read more)

11 / 16 / 2016

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