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Showing 12/7/2016 to 9/1/2016

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

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools is losing yet again another Special Education director, a scant five months after... (Read more)

12 / 7 / 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

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Board of Education members will be able to phone it in, but only when they... (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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The Rev. Lindsay Curtis, pastor of Grace Baptist Church on West Avenue, begins a Monday press conference. “We are here to express our support for equity in education in this great state of ours,” Curtis said.

Norwalk lawmakers joined by clergy in push for new ECS formula

NORWALK, Conn. — Connecticut needs to change its educational funding formula by the end of next year’s legislative session,... (Read more)

11 / 15 / 2016

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CCM: Connecticut continues to rely too heavily on property tax to fund education

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A new Connecticut Conference of Municipalities report shows the state is more reliant than ever... (Read more)

11 / 3 / 2016

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Norwalk Board of Education member Shirley Mosby, at Tuesday's BoE meeting in City Hall, expresses concerns about the possibility of Board members attending meetings by phone or by video.

Norwalk BoE considering attending meetings via video or audio

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Board of Education members are considering a policy that would allow them to attend meetings... (Read more)

11 / 2 / 2016

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Norwalk parents consider potential South Norwalk school

NORWALK, Conn. — If you want to make it more likely that South Norwalk children would be able to... (Read more)

10 / 31 / 2016

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Norwalk parents push for answers in Connecticut’s educational funding dilemma

NORWALK, Conn. — It would be good to get to work on reforming Connecticut’s educational funding system ahead of... (Read more)

10 / 25 / 2016

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Norwalk Chief of School Operations Frank Costanzo. (File photo)

Costanzo: Response to Sept. 27 possible NHS gunshot could have been ‘expedited’

NORWALK – It was 10:50 a.m. on a Tuesday when Norwalk Police Officer Thomas J. Kalamaras’ cellphone rang. One... (Read more)

10 / 20 / 2016

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Opinion: There’s something to be said for local school districts

Barth Keck is an English teacher and assistant football coach who also teaches courses in journalism and media literacy... (Read more)

10 / 15 / 2016

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Thursday's District B meeting in Calvary Baptist Church.

Ward B, suspecting ‘back room deal,’ strives to engage South Norwalk in education

NORWALK, Conn. – There have been no back room deals, Board of Education Facilities Committee Chairman Mike Barbis said... (Read more)

10 / 15 / 2016

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CHRO dismisses discrimination complaint against Norwalk news organization

NORWALK, Conn. – The state has dismissed a charge of racial discrimination brought against NancyOnNorwalk. The complainant, Board of... (Read more)

10 / 13 / 2016

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A map sent by Board of Education member Erik Anderson to District B members.

Controversial idea for South Norwalk school inspires controversial meeting

NORWALK, Conn. – South Norwalk Democrats plan to meet with their constituents Thursday to discuss a possible new school... (Read more)

10 / 11 / 2016

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Opinion: Bob Duff doesn’t stand up for education

Throughout my campaign for state senate, I have shared with Norwalk families the story of the two Senator Bob... (Read more)

10 / 11 / 2016

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Opinion: Norwalk Public Schools have made much progress

As we settle into the 2016-2017 school year in the Norwalk Public Schools, it is important to note how... (Read more)

10 / 11 / 2016

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Opinion: Judge’s ruling would leave my daughter without an educational opportunity

Sarah Eagan is the State Child Advocate. A paper came from my daughter’s Kindergarten the other day with a... (Read more)

10 / 9 / 2016

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Norwalk BoE struggles to define plan for new schools, as District B contingent voices lack of trust

NORWALK, Conn. — Things are percolating on providing more school space for Norwalk schoolchildren, as some South Norwalk residents... (Read more)

10 / 6 / 2016

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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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