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Opinion: Connecticut needs to resolve its education funding issues

State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear an... (Read more)

9 / 21 / 2016

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State Rep. Fred Wilms (R-142)  speaks to the Board of Eduction on Tuesday in City Hall.

Knopp, Wilms look to future with Norwalk BoE as state appeals CCJEF ruling

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s leaders are pondering their next steps as the Connecticut Supreme Court considers an appeal of... (Read more)

9 / 21 / 2016

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Supreme Court grants Connecticut appeal of CCJEF ruling

NORWALK, Conn. — The Connecticut Supreme Court has granted the Connecticut Attorney General’s appeal of the decision in the... (Read more)

9 / 20 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief of Specialized Learning and Student Services Lynn Toper speaks to a mother during the social segment of Monday's meeting in City Hall.

Toper to Norwalk Special Education parents: ‘Failure is not an option’

NORWALK, Conn. — Beleaguered Norwalk Special Education parents expressed tentative hope Monday after listening to the woman hired to... (Read more)

9 / 20 / 2016

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Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance Executive Director Merrill Gay, Rep. Gail Lavielle and children from Room to Grow, who helped present the award. Photo courtesy: CT Early Childhood Alliance.

Norwalk political notes: Who’s that P&Z director?

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Saturday: GGP waiting on state Mum’s... (Read more)

9 / 17 / 2016

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Connecticut appeals CCJEF decision; Knopp ‘very dissappointed’

Updated, 11:24 p.m.: Comments from former Mayor Alex Knopp.  NORWALK, Conn. — Connecticut is fighting a Hartford judge’s orders to... (Read more)

9 / 15 / 2016

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The Norwalk Early Childhood Center. (Photo by Harold Cobin)

Norwalk celebrates opening of new pre-school center

NORWALK – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday morning at the Norwalk Early Childhood Center, the public school... (Read more)

9 / 15 / 2016

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Tell state officials: Don’t appeal CCJEF ruling

An open letter to the members of the Parent Teacher Organization Council (PTOC): As many of you know, the... (Read more)

9 / 10 / 2016

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Adamowski expects appeal of CCJEF decision; Duff says ‘no winners or losers’

NORWALK, Conn. – Cautious optimism marked Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski’s reaction Thursday to a landmark court decision... (Read more)

9 / 9 / 2016

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Connecticut ordered to reform educational funding, given 180-day deadline

Updated, 2:47 p.m.: Comment from Artie Kassimis; correction, Sept. 9: decision was 90 pages long. NORWALK, Conn. – A... (Read more)

9 / 8 / 2016

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Norwalk Schools comes to ‘successful’ conclusion of budget year

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools landed its aircraft carrier successfully, in the words of Board of Education member... (Read more)

9 / 1 / 2016

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State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), left, greets Newtown Police Capt. Joe Rios in 2013. (Photo courtesy House GOP)

Norwalk hires Newtown police captain to secure its schools

Updated, 2 a.m., Thursday, biographical information added.  NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools is hiring a Newtown Police captain... (Read more)

8 / 31 / 2016

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Norwalk schools set to go after annual convocation

Update Sept. 27: Sherelle Harris attended the convocation. NORWALK, Conn. — Three years ago, the Norwalk school year began... (Read more)

8 / 29 / 2016

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Norwalk Police attend the 2016 Washington Village Family Day. (Photo courtesy of Norwalk Police)

Norwalk political notes: Yordon explains orientation flap

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Monday: BoE rumor denied, Cicchetti departed... (Read more)

8 / 29 / 2016

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Former Norwalk City Clerk Mary Roman, in a photo from a CrowdRiser fundraising page created on her behalf.

Norwalk political notes: Presidential politics, BoE maneuvers, star athlete

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Monday: McQuaid says voter actions ‘unprecedented’... (Read more)

8 / 15 / 2016

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Zakiyyah Baker's Facebook page on Saturday.

Norwalk BoE notes: New principal; SAT score report, less assessments & a SPED observation

Updated, 10:18 a.m., information about Kendall Principal Zakiyyah Baker. NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Board of Education appears ready to... (Read more)

8 / 15 / 2016

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The STEM revolution

Letter to the Editor: Public education reform efforts, often focusing on testing, core curriculums, accountability, SPED, improving outcomes especially for disadvantaged... (Read more)

8 / 11 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief of Specialized Learning and Student Services Lynn Toper meets Supraja Krishna last week in City Hall.

Toper set to meet skeptical Norwalk Special Education parents

NORWALK, Conn. — The uphill battle faced by Norwalk Public Schools’ new Special Education director is reflected in comments... (Read more)

8 / 10 / 2016

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Norwalk SPED parents continue anonymous outreach

NORWALK, Conn. –  Norwalk Special Education parents are defending their right to speak out anonymously about the issues that... (Read more)

8 / 4 / 2016

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Angel Dorleans talks with other Norwalk Special Education parents and shares her story with NancyOnNorwalk during a group July 12 interview.

Norwalk boy’s ‘Aunt Angel,’ as part of trio, pushes for appropriate Special Education

NORWALK, Conn. — Angel Dorleans speaks with enormous pride and love about her nephew, a teenager attending a new... (Read more)

8 / 2 / 2016

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Attorney Tom Mooney, of Shipman & Goodwin, at a recent Norwalk Board of Education committee meeting in City Hall.

Lyons’ lawyer cites First Amendment in January rejection to Fensore’s request

NORWALK, Conn. – There is no defamation in statements made by Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons about... (Read more)

7 / 30 / 2016

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Spahr promises public meeting to address Norwalk Special Education ‘mistrust’

NORWALK, Conn. — A town hall-like meeting is being arranged to give Norwalk Special Education parents a chance to... (Read more)

7 / 30 / 2016

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Former Norwalk SPED director suing BoE Chairman Lyons

NORWALK, Conn. – Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons is being sued by former Special Education Director Christina Fensore,... (Read more)

7 / 29 / 2016

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Norwalk SPED parent Angel Dorleans said she is not afraid of retribution from speaking out about her issues with the Special Education Department, partly because her family has legal representation through FAVOR, Inc., a non-profit social services agency. Above is a screen capture from FAVOR's website.

Norwalk SPED parents resent ‘due process’ directives in ‘adversarial’ twist to NPS relationship

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s been much more adversarial this year, some parents of Norwalk Special Education students say. Others... (Read more)

7 / 28 / 2016

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"My Trusty Gavel," by Flickr user Brian Turner.

Norwalk SPED parents protest return of ‘aggressive’ law firm

Correction, 1:24 p.m.: Father One said the district is doing unethical things, not Attorney Martha Moses. NORWALK, Conn. –... (Read more)

7 / 26 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools Interim Chief Operating Officer Michael Cicchetti

‘Proactive’ SpEd parents blast NPS’ summer offering, question competency as reform begins

Clarification, 1:30 p.m., although parents said Michael Cicchetti started in January, he was  hired in August. Correction, word “tenor”... (Read more)

7 / 25 / 2016

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Susan Weinberger, Ed.D left) with mentee Tasha.

On the brink of success

This feature was submitted by Norwalk ACTS with contributions from Norwalk ACTS intern ACTS intern Victoria Elvir NORWALK, Conn.... (Read more)

7 / 23 / 2016

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Connecticut filmmakers make pitch for recovery high school

GUILFORD, Conn. — Two Connecticut men who made a film tracking a recovery high school in Houston over the... (Read more)

7 / 20 / 2016

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Former Kendall Elementary School Principal Tony Ditrio.

Ditrio explains ‘reluctance’ on Norwalk BoE’s math choice, hits back

NORWALK, Conn. – There is some truth to an accusation made by Board of Education member Mike Barbis, Tony... (Read more)

7 / 20 / 2016

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Norwalk High gets main focus as facilities engineers begin their work

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk High School is slated to get a top to bottom review with an eye toward... (Read more)

7 / 16 / 2016

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