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Showing 11/23/2014 to 9/1/2014

Manny Rivera listens as three Norwalk Board of Education members fight his recommendation for an English Language curriculum at the Feb. 27 BoE meeting.

Rivera stresses that it’s personal, but also cites problems with Norwalk BoE

NORWALK, Conn. – Manny Rivera would like everyone to know that his primary reasons for resigning his post as... (Read more)

11 / 23 / 2014

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera

Rivera lauds Rilling, says racism allegation hurt

NORWALK, Conn. – Harry Rilling is a “great education mayor,” Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera said Saturday, refusing... (Read more)

11 / 23 / 2014

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera

Norwalk NAACP president: Believe Rivera, ‘a bigger man than that’

NORWALK, Conn. – Manny Rivera’s title is changing soon, as the New London Board of Education has unanimously appointed... (Read more)

11 / 22 / 2014

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera.

Norwalk leaders hint at super’s reasons for departing, say they’ll try again

NORWALK, Conn. – Hours after the news of the resignation of Norwalk’s highly touted superintendent of schools started reverberating... (Read more)

11 / 21 / 2014

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Norwalk Schools Superintendent Manny Rivera has resigned

Update, 5 p.m.: Confirmation from Rivera that he is leaving. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera... (Read more)

11 / 20 / 2014

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Norwalk BoE, NFT agree on arbitration terms

NORWALK, Conn. – Another “win-win” negotiation has been announced by the Norwalk Board of Education, in conjunction with the... (Read more)

11 / 20 / 2014

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Democrat-dominated Norwalk BoE retains Republican leadership

NORWALK, Conn. – Leadership of the Norwalk Board of Education was soundly endorsed as all three key players were re-elected... (Read more)

11 / 19 / 2014

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera.

Kendall school getting a new roof, Briggs might temporarily relocate

NORWALK, Conn. – Kendall Elementary School’s seven-year itch is finally being scratched. The school’s leaky roof, a source of... (Read more)

11 / 4 / 2014

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Nowalk Public Schools Director of Technology and Innovations Ralph Valenzisi gave parents an update at what was billed as a budget forum last week at Roton Elementary School.

Norwalk Schools tech chief says improvements are on the way

NORWALK, Conn. – It’ll be a while before Norwalk can have one Chromebook for every high school student, but... (Read more)

11 / 3 / 2014

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera wants to see more state money come this way.

Norwalk bemoans inadequate state education funding

NORWALK, Conn. – With an expected jump in the Norwalk Schools operating budget next year, Norwalk Superintendent of Schools... (Read more)

11 / 3 / 2014

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera begins his budget presentation

Rowayton parents pepper Rivera with questions

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk Public Schools budget forum Wednesday in Rowayton turned into a forum with the superintendent... (Read more)

10 / 30 / 2014

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Debicella unveils strategy to revitalize Connecticut cities

NORWALK, Conn. – Federal help is needed to regenerate urban areas part of an idea that would pay for... (Read more)

10 / 18 / 2014

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Norwalk P-Tech students meet IBM mentors

Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) and IBM kicked off the program’s mentoring program Friday at Norwalk Community College. NancyOnNorwalk... (Read more)

10 / 18 / 2014

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Personnel Committee Chairman Mike Barbis

BoE approves contract for Norwalk administrators

NORWALK, Conn. – A new contract for Norwalk Public Schools administrators and a bonus structure for the superintendent were... (Read more)

10 / 9 / 2014

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Norwalk Superintendent Manny Rivera, left. Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons, right.

Norwalk BoE considering pegging Rivera bonus to performance measures

NORWALK, Conn. – A bonus for Norwalk Superintendent Manny Rivera would be contingent on student achievement in a proposal... (Read more)

10 / 7 / 2014

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Rowayton school construction on target for August completion date

NORWALK, Conn. – A framework for the future is emerging behind Rowayton Elementary School. “We finished the foundation work... (Read more)

10 / 3 / 2014

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Lavielle no fan of ‘burdensome’ education mandates

NORWALK, Conn. – State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) says she is concerned with state education mandates that, she says,... (Read more)

10 / 2 / 2014

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Superintendent Manny Rivera

Rilling, Rivera duel in Norwalk Mentor Challenge

NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling and Superintendent Manny Rivera are having a friendly little competition – to see who... (Read more)

10 / 1 / 2014

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Jefferson Magnet School earns high national honor for narrowing achievement gap

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk elementary school has received national recognition for closing the achievement gap. Jefferson Science Magnet... (Read more)

9 / 30 / 2014

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Renovations at the South Norwalk Community Center are nearly complete, Executive Director Kelly Robertson said.

Rivera defends ‘late’ SoNoCC After the Bell program debut

NORWALK, Conn. – An after-school program for South Norwalk children can’t start soon enough, a “saddened and disappointed” South... (Read more)

9 / 21 / 2014

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Rivera looking to improve Norwalk snow day coordination

NORWALK, Conn. – Steps are being taken to make sure that snow days at Norwalk Public Schools will be... (Read more)

9 / 18 / 2014

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No labor pains for Norwalk BoE: NFEP contract approved, NASA deal is on the horizon

NORWALK, Conn. – A “win-win” contract between the Board of Education and the Norwalk Federation of Education Personnel (NFEP)... (Read more)

9 / 17 / 2014

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Light BOE agenda to be followed by Rivera evaluation in closed session

NORWALK, Conn. – Expected approval of the Norwalk Federation of Education Personnel (NFEP) contract tops the public part of... (Read more)

9 / 16 / 2014

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New Norwalk P-Tech academy christened by Malloy

NORWALK, Conn. – A select group of Norwalk High School freshmen was given a vow of support from a... (Read more)

9 / 13 / 2014

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Norwalk BoE’s $1.6M spending plan gets unanimous BET approval

NORWALK, Conn. – A $1.6 million Norwalk Board of Education spending plan was given a green light Monday by... (Read more)

9 / 9 / 2014

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Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons

Norwalk BoE sends $2.9 million shopping list to BET

NORWALK, Conn. – A “terrific proposal” for spending $2.9 million of Norwalk Public Schools surplus money was passed Tuesday... (Read more)

9 / 3 / 2014

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Rivera cites ‘glitches’ in Norwalk school-year launch, immigrant minors

NORWALK, Conn. – The beginning of the school year went well, but there were glitches related to a delay... (Read more)

9 / 3 / 2014

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Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Bruce Mellion

Norwalk Early College Academy’s growing pains include ‘deep concern’ from Mellion

  NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk educators are looking forward to creating a template for future success with the just-opened... (Read more)

9 / 2 / 2014

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Mike Lyons

Opinion: Norwalk schools ‘heading for greatness’

Mike Lyons is chairman of the Norwalk Board of Education. The Norwalk Public Schools are heading for greatness. Recent... (Read more)

9 / 1 / 2014

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Norwalk Superintendent Manny Rivera

Rivera looking to spend $200K to improve Norwalk student experiences

NORWALK, Conn. – Plans to use more than $200,000 of the windfall uncovered for the Norwalk Board of Education... (Read more)

9 / 1 / 2014

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