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Showing 12/17/2014 to 10/7/2014

Norwalk's new interim superintendent of schools, James Connelly.

Norwalk Board of Ed names interim superintendent

Update, 12:46 a.m., Wednesday, full story; 1:14 a.m. resume added Correction 3:34 p.m. 12/17: The meeting Sherelle Harris attended... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2014

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Board of Education member Mike Barbis

Norwalk BoE expects to choose superintendent search firm Friday

Update, Dec. 18 – time of meeting changed. NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Board of Education appeared set to... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2014

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Helene Becker, Norwalk Public Schools instructional specialist in ELL education

Norwalk BoE approves $181K for ‘surge’ in ELL students

NORWALK, Conn. – Problems resultant from a surge in English Language Learners (ELLs) will be addressed with the creation... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2014

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Briggs High School.

Rivera asserts Briggs would be better off in another location

NORWALK, Conn. – The best thing to do with Briggs High School would be to rebrand it and move... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2014

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Norwalk BoE to name interim superintendent Tuesday night

NORWALK, Conn. – The selection of an interim superintendent of schools is on the agenda for Tuesday’s Board of... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2014

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera.

Rivera’s plan to hire special ed teachers would save money

NORWALK, Conn. – Bringing special education in-house will result in a savings of $1.5 million in next year’s Norwalk... (Read more)

12 / 15 / 2014

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Norwalk is part of  suit to change the ECS formula.

Monday night ECS suit presentation cancelled

Update, 9:13 a.m.: The meeting has been cancelled.   NORWALK, Conn. – Due to a trial date delay for... (Read more)

12 / 14 / 2014

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School budget first look: 2.74 percent increase

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools salaries are going up 4.75 percent, but the overall school budget would increase... (Read more)

12 / 11 / 2014

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Board of Education member Jack Chiaramonte

Norwalk Republicans: Chiaramonte’s words ‘inappropriate’

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Republican Town Committee sympathizes with Board of Education member Jack Chiaramonte but does not... (Read more)

12 / 10 / 2014

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Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling

Rilling backs transparency in Norwalk superintendent search

NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling said Monday that he stands by comments that he made during his 2013... (Read more)

12 / 9 / 2014

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Norwalk Board of Education members Shirley Mosby, left, and Rosa Murray listen to speakers at Tuesday's meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk politicos point fingers at BoE meeting

NORWALK, Conn. – A murmur of discontent drowned out one Norwalk Democratic Town Committee member Tuesday as she accused... (Read more)

12 / 7 / 2014

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Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons.

Rivera, Lyons: Norwalk Public Schools can still be great

NORWALK, Conn. – The departure of Norwalk’s  superintendent does not mean that Norwalk Public Schools cannot continue to move... (Read more)

12 / 4 / 2014

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Angela Harrison, center, and Brenda Tyson

Norwalk parents vent, promise change at Board of Ed meeting

NORWALK, Conn. – It was all out in the open Tuesday night as parents swarmed a Norwalk Board of... (Read more)

12 / 3 / 2014

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Mayor Harry Rilling attends a Norwalk Board of Education meeting in September.

NoN research: Rilling has attended 47 percent of Norwalk BoE meetings

NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling has attended a greater percentage of Board of Education meetings in the past... (Read more)

12 / 1 / 2014

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Lyons defends Rivera, Norwalk superintendent search process

NORWALK, Conn. – There’s some serious “spin” revolving around Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera’s resignation, BoE Chairman Mike... (Read more)

11 / 30 / 2014

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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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The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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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