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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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Norwalk political notes: Considering removing the pavers from SoNo Park, as Norwalk snores…

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Tuesday: BoE taking a break Revisiting... (Read more)

7 / 12 / 2016

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Ditrio questions Norwalk middle school redesign, defends ‘tough’ Moore

NORWALK, Conn. — There’s more than meets the eye to the reprimand of a Norwalk principal, Tony Ditrio said... (Read more)

7 / 11 / 2016

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Norwalk BoE upholds Moore reprimand

NORWALK, Conn. — The reprimand issued to West Rocks Middle School Principal Lynne Moore will stand in its entirety.... (Read more)

7 / 8 / 2016

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This fence was put up in Freese Park on Friday, Norwalk Parks Superintendent Ken Hughes said. (Photo by Ken Hughes)

Norwalk political notes: Serasis, NHA, Jax, Lyons and SoNo panhandlers

Updated, 12:15 p.m.: A stainless steel fence has been added to Freese Park; 3 p.m. comment from Steve Serasis.... (Read more)

7 / 6 / 2016

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West Rocks Middle School Principal Lynne Moore speaks to the Norwalk Board of Education Negotiations and Personnel Committee last week in City Hall, with Norwalk Association of School Administrators (NASA) Attorney John Gesmonde at her side.

Reprimand letters to Moore all carry the same theme: insubordination

Updated, 2:52 p.m., date of next committee meeting. NORWALK, Conn. — All four letters of reprimand sent to West... (Read more)

7 / 5 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools, Bruce Morris part company

NORWALK, Conn. — The relationship between Norwalk Public Schools and the NPS School Climate Coordinator (formerly Human Relations Officer)... (Read more)

7 / 2 / 2016

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski tells his side of the story at Tuesday's Board of Education Negotiations and Personnel Committee  meeting in City Hall.

Moore’s attorney asserts ‘free speech’ rights in BoE appeal hearing on reprimand

NORWALK, Conn. – Complaints of a “knee-jerk” attempt to squelch the free speech of a union official were answered... (Read more)

6 / 29 / 2016

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West Rocks Middle School Principal Lynne Moore. (File photo)

Moore challenges Adamowski reprimand

NORWALK, Conn. – A charge of insubordination against a Norwalk principal will be the topic of discussion of a... (Read more)

6 / 27 / 2016

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Concerned Norwalk BoE approves Stepping Stones ELLI preschool

Updated, 6 p.m., letters from Steve Colarossi added NORWALK, Conn. – The Stepping Stones Museum model for preschool education... (Read more)

6 / 24 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Thomas Hamilton explains the 2016-17 operating budget at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk BoE sets its precedent-setting budget

NORWALK, Conn. – The last “T” has been crossed on the next school budget, and the effects of the... (Read more)

6 / 24 / 2016

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Lyons explains Norwalk middle school changes as teachers decry redesign

NORWALK, Conn. – Leaders of the Norwalk Federation of Teachers continue to push back on Superintendent of Schools Steven... (Read more)

6 / 23 / 2016

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Norwalk Board of Education member Shirley Mosby, at Tuesday's BoE meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk non-resident policy moves ahead as Mosby requests community outreach

NORWALK, Conn. – This fall’s ninth-graders don’t have to jump through hoops to prove they live in Norwalk, as... (Read more)

6 / 23 / 2016

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Norwalk BoE approves plan, laying guidelines for Adamowski

NORWALK, Conn. — The direction of Norwalk Public Schools was affirmed Tuesday with a less-than-unanimous vote. After months of discussion, the... (Read more)

6 / 22 / 2016

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Norwalk High moms: ‘No one knew’ about High Road School plan

Correction, 11:44 a.m.: Carol Freding responded to Mike Barbis, not  Tracy Richards. Also, a quote mistakenly attributed to April Guilbault was... (Read more)

6 / 22 / 2016

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