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Utah U.S. Rep spreads love at Norwalk High

NORWALK, Conn. — A nationally recognized member of Congress came to Norwalk Friday to inspire teenagers from a vantage... (Read more)

5 / 30 / 2015

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Former Board of Education member Sue Haynie talks to the BoE about the Parents 4 Literacy 4 Their Children program in April.

Haynie assails Mellion’s innovative program for Norwalk Title I families

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s most vulnerable children deserve better than they’re getting with an early literacy program designed by... (Read more)

5 / 28 / 2015

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former Republican Fairfield First Selectman John Metsopoulos

Norwalk District C Dems recommend Nuzzo for BoE, Metsopoulos for Council, Hamilton for TTD treasurer

Correction, 1:19 p.m.: Lisa Nuzzo’s daughter’s name is Taylor DiSpirito; technically, not a District C “endorsement” but a “recommendation.”  NORWALK,... (Read more)

5 / 28 / 2015

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Veteran Norwalk Zoning Commission Chairman Joe Santo's term expires July 1.

Norwalk political notes: Zoning Commission makeover coming, dollars and cents at Council; new BoE member rankles some

NORWALK, Conn. — There’s a shakeup on the way for Norwalk’s Zoning Commission. Not only is Chairman Joe Santo... (Read more)

5 / 26 / 2015

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Wendell Hunt, 18, goes through the Norwalk Fire Department's training maze the right way Friday

Briggs mini-fire academy gives 19 teens look at possible career

  NORWALK, Conn. — The teenagers who enjoyed crawling through a maze Friday at the Norwalk Fire Department headquarters... (Read more)

5 / 23 / 2015

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Norwalk Public Schools Director of Special Education Christina Fensore, shown at a recent meeting, has resigned effective June 30.

Norwalk Special Education director leaving to take job closer to home

Updated, 3:38 p.m. Saturday, comment from Christina Fensore NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools Director of Special Education Christina... (Read more)

5 / 22 / 2015

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Laurie Hall

Former Fox Run libary aide accuses Bruce Morris of abusing power

    Correction: The original post misstated Ms. Hall’s end date as a Norwalk Public Schools employee. She was... (Read more)

5 / 22 / 2015

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Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons stands behind PROACT.

Three school systems fire PROACT search firm over CEO controversy, federal probe

NORWALK, Conn. – The CEO of the superintendent search firm that brought erstwhile super Manny Rivera to Norwalk and... (Read more)

5 / 21 / 2015

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After the Bell participants play last week behind the South Norwalk Community Center.

SoNoCC after-school program likely to be limited next year to Title I children with ‘educational need’

NORWALK, Conn. — It appears likely that some of the South Norwalk children currently enjoying their first after-school activities... (Read more)

5 / 21 / 2015

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Norwalk BoE honors Rudl, Tracey principal; looks to build NECC and considers Special Ed

NORWALK, Conn. — Honors were bestowed or recognized and the formerly endangered Norwalk Early Childcare Center was moved forward... (Read more)

5 / 20 / 2015

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Brien McMahon High School Headmaster

Norwalk BoE approves high school block scheduling in 2016-17

NORWALK, Conn. — Changes at Norwalk Public Schools continued Tuesday with the approval of “block scheduling” at both Norwalk... (Read more)

5 / 20 / 2015

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Chief Financial Officer Rich Rudl.

Norwalk Schools losing another top administrator

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk school system is losing Rich Rudl as its chief financial officer. The Weston Board... (Read more)

5 / 19 / 2015

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Brien McMahon High School Principal Suzanne Koroshetz.

Brien McMahon on way to offering International Baccalaureate diploma, NPS says

NORWALK, Conn. – Some of the kids going to eighth grade this year in Norwalk are likely to be... (Read more)

5 / 18 / 2015

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Connelly: Norwalk is not alone in Special Education ‘crisis’

Updated, 4:43 p.m., comment from DCF spokesman Gary Kleeblatt NORWALK, Conn. – It’s not just a crisis in Norwalk,... (Read more)

5 / 18 / 2015

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Norwalk BoE questioning seven superintendent candidates

  NORWALK, Conn. – Four 10-way Skype sessions marked Norwalk’s superintendent search Monday night. The Board of Education interviewed... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2015

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Mosby still mum on FOI requests

  NORWALK, Conn. – The two main parties involved in three recent highly publicized Norwalk Freedom of Information complaints... (Read more)

5 / 7 / 2015

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Norwalk’s getting new school buses – and spending less

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s a “pretty big win” for Norwalk Public Schools, Chief Financial Officer Rich Rudl said Tuesday in... (Read more)

5 / 6 / 2015

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Connelly does a quick rundown on Special Education costs

NORWALK, Conn. – It doesn’t cost up to $200,000 to teach a child in Special Education for a year,... (Read more)

5 / 6 / 2015

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Norwalk schools set out to keep track of who is where, when

NORWALK, Conn. – An accurate record of who is where at Norwalk Public Schools will begin Monday with the... (Read more)

5 / 6 / 2015

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Brien McMahon teacher accused of ‘inappropriate use of electronic device’

NORWALK, Conn. – A Brien McMahon High School teacher has been suspended with pay pending a Norwalk Police investigation... (Read more)

5 / 6 / 2015

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Norwalk looks to push ahead with scaled down early childhood center

NORWALK, Conn. – A realistic yet optimistic tone marked a discussion about the proposed Norwalk Early Childhood Center on... (Read more)

5 / 5 / 2015

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Unexpected Special Ed costs may mean program cuts in ’15-’16 Norwalk BoE budget

NORWALK, Conn. – Next year’s “fully funded” Board of Education budget request is hitting a big snag – the... (Read more)

5 / 4 / 2015

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Norwalk’s interim superintendent likely to stay on into the summer

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk interim Superintendent of Schools James Connelly appears likely to stay at his post past the... (Read more)

5 / 4 / 2015

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Norwalk BoE ponders $343K curriculum outlay

NORWALK, Conn. — Things continue to shift at Norwalk Public Schools, with the Board of Education now considering new... (Read more)

4 / 27 / 2015

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Board of Education member Migdalia Rivas, left; BoE member Shirley Mosby, right.

Colarossi’s ‘smoking gun’ : acrimonious 2013 exchange between Norwalk Board of Ed members

Updated 11:05 a.m. Saturday, April 25, with two additional emails. The update material follows the originally reported material in... (Read more)

4 / 25 / 2015

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John Mosby defends daughter Shirley against FOI complaints

NORWALK, Conn. — Complaints filed with the state Freedom of Information Commission against Board of Education member Shirley Mosby... (Read more)

4 / 23 / 2015

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Norwalk interim Superintendent of Schools James Connelly

Connelly expresses hope that SoNoCC after-school program will continue next year

NORWALK, Conn. — About half of the South Norwalk children who were interested are finally going to begin an... (Read more)

4 / 23 / 2015

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Norwalk parent expresses frustration with terrible twos on confusing ‘report card’

NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk parent had a request Tuesday for the Board of Education: Please explain the difference... (Read more)

4 / 22 / 2015

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Board of Education member Migdalia Rivas

Norwalk BoE members shocked and awed by $450K surprise Special Ed bill

Updated, 7:46 a.m., how they voted. NORWALK, Conn. — Special education dominated Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, as three... (Read more)

4 / 22 / 2015

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Norwalk High School sophomore Eddie McCabe heads for third base during practice last week at City Hall. A plan to make McCabe and his fellow athletes pay to play next year is likely being put on hold.

Interim super on ‘pay-to-play': Nevermind (for now)

NORWALK, Conn. – If the Board of Education goes along with Interim Superintendent of Schools James Connelly’s recommendation, Norwalk’s... (Read more)

4 / 20 / 2015

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