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Showing 9/2/2014 to 6/18/2014

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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Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons

All 12 elementary schools filled new curriculum and instruction site directors posts

NORWALK, Conn. – Back on Aug. 21, a commenter, “Will,” said the daily print paper had listed nine schools... (Read more)

8 / 28 / 2014

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Norwalk educators take lessons in brain-based teaching

NORWALK, Conn. – Brain-based teaching came to the Norwalk Inn – and Norwalk Public Schools – Monday in a... (Read more)

8 / 26 / 2014

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Rivera, noted educator, fire up Norwalk schools’ staff to start school new year

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk educators started their new year Monday with inspirational speeches built upon one idea: there are... (Read more)

8 / 26 / 2014

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‘Fractious’ Norwalk BoE argues over $25K contract

NORWALK, Conn. – Not long after being urged by a Norwalk parent to heal the fractious Board of Education... (Read more)

8 / 25 / 2014

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Mayor Harry Rilling.

Rilling lauds Norwalk BoE’s transparency regarding its $2.9 million surplus

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s remarkable that the Norwalk Board of Education has come forward with a $2.9 million surplus,... (Read more)

8 / 22 / 2014

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Brookside Elementary School

Alvord explains Norwalk schools recycling ‘test’

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk schools have two months to prove they’re serious about recycling. If, after two months of... (Read more)

8 / 22 / 2014

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief Business and Financial Officer Rich Rudl

Norwalk BoE eyes potential $2.9M school system spruce up

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s a wonderful problem to have: the Norwalk Board of Education has to figure out what... (Read more)

8 / 21 / 2014

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Norwalk schools finally move toward recycling

NORWALK, Conn. – A long awaited experiment will commence this fall as Norwalk Public Schools finally attempt to get... (Read more)

8 / 21 / 2014

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Norwalk BoE approves custodian outsourcing, 4 to 3

NORWALK, Conn. – A move to outsource custodial work at two Norwalk schools was approved Tuesday despite skepticism expressed... (Read more)

8 / 20 / 2014

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Norwalk Superintendent Manny Rivera

Norwalk schools get grant for curriculum and instruction leaders

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools have been awarded a $1.1 million grant by the Dalio Foundation to support... (Read more)

8 / 19 / 2014

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AFSCME Local 1042 President Stanley Shular

Norwalk BoE moving forward with janitorial outsourcing

Updated, 4:30 p.m., United Services connection to Maritime Aquarium more fully explained. NORWALK, Conn. – A company has been... (Read more)

8 / 18 / 2014

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Norwalk Public Schools adds central office staff over Mosby, Murray protests

NORWALK, Conn. – Fears of an unfair hiring process were enunciated by Board of Education member Shirley Mosby Tuesday... (Read more)

8 / 7 / 2014

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NCC planning pedestrian bridge over Richards Avenue

NORWALK, Conn. – Architects will begin working within the next two months to design a pedestrian bridge over Richards... (Read more)

8 / 7 / 2014

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Union supporters and others pack the Norwalk Common Council chambers Tuesday.

Norwalk school custodians allege secrecy as they futilely fight outsourcing

NORWALK, Conn. – Futile pleas were made Tuesday by Norwalk custodians and their supporters against a move by the... (Read more)

8 / 6 / 2014

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Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) students build a bridge Thursday at Norwalk Community College.

Norwalk NECA students get first taste of IBM-collaboration

NORWALK, Conn. – Stephen Reps shared engineering expertise with Norwalk high school freshmen Thursday, using spaghetti noodles, chocolate and... (Read more)

8 / 1 / 2014

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Mike Lyons

Union slams Norwalk Board of Ed for ‘secrecy’ on outsourcing

NORWALK, Conn. – Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) ripped the Norwalk... (Read more)

7 / 18 / 2014

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Common Core opponents (Hugh McQuaid photo)

Common Core opponents voice their opposition

HARTFORD, Conn. – A handful of parents — some of whom were wearing red T-shirts that read “Stop the... (Read more)

7 / 10 / 2014

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A slide from Tony Ditrio's presentation.

Brain-based teaching part of Rivera’s plan to rebuild Norwalk schools

NORWALK, Conn. – Poverty is an important factor in the educational success of school children, but it’s not a... (Read more)

7 / 7 / 2014

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Norwalk Deputy Corporation Counsel Jeffry Spahr.

Norwalk BoE to NAACP: Did you not investigate first?

NORWALK, Conn. – The standoff continues between the Board of Education and the Norwalk Branch NAACP, as Deputy Corporation... (Read more)

7 / 4 / 2014

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Norwalk BoE to NAACP: Prove it

NORWALK, Conn. – If three Norwalk Board of Education members feel “marginalized,” it’s probably because the majority of board... (Read more)

7 / 3 / 2014

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Board of Education member Shirley Mosby

Mosby complaint of racial discrimination brings NAACP to Norwalk Board of Ed

NORWALK, Conn. – Members of the Norwalk Branch NAACP arrived in force at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting... (Read more)

7 / 2 / 2014

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John Mosby

John Mosby files new complaint against Norwalk BoE

NORWALK, Conn. – A complaint of discrimination against the Norwalk Board of Education is not over, even if the... (Read more)

7 / 2 / 2014

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Norwalk math specialist defends Common Core State Standards

NORWALK, Conn. – A photo that bounced its way across Twitter with the hash tag #commoncore #fail is not... (Read more)

6 / 30 / 2014

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Opinion: A status report from the Board of Education

NORWALK, Conn.  — As summer vacation starts, it’s time for one of my periodic updates on the status of... (Read more)

6 / 26 / 2014

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Board of Education member Shirley Mosby

Latest reason for Norwalk BoE tension: Janitorial outsourcing

NORWALK, Conn. – A move to outsource the janitorial services at two Norwalk elementary schools had two Norwalk Board... (Read more)

6 / 19 / 2014

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Mosby files new ‘suit’ against Norwalk Board of Education

NORWALK, Conn. – A perpetual Norwalk Board of Education critic has again provided Norwalk lawyers with something to do.... (Read more)

6 / 19 / 2014

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Norwalk schools super given raise by BoE

Updated 12:08 a.m., Thursday, vote tally; 4:55 p.m. Wednesday with Mike Lyons comment on contract’s bonus provision. NORWALK, Conn. —... (Read more)

6 / 18 / 2014

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