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Showing 7/18/2014 to 4/10/2014

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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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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Norwalk BoE approves plan to restore ‘decimated’ central office, beef up Special Ed

Updated, 3:17 p.m., PowerPoint added. NORWALK, Conn. – The rebuilding continued at Norwalk Public Schools with a vote Tuesday... (Read more)

6 / 18 / 2014

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Norwalk BoE to vote on ambitious Rivera reorganization

NORWALK, Conn. – Proposed “major changes” in the Norwalk Public Schools central office infrastructure are up for a vote... (Read more)

6 / 17 / 2014

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Connecticut Priority School Districts were awarded new pre-K slots Wednesday.

Norwalk gets 70 new pre-K slots for low-income children

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk has been awarded 70 additional School Readiness opportunities, known as “pre-K slots,” for the city’s... (Read more)

6 / 12 / 2014

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‘Unfair’ Connecticut education formula to be challenged this fall

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk gets fewer educational funding dollars from the state than it got in 1975 when you... (Read more)

6 / 8 / 2014

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Norwalk BoE settling suit for $65K

NORWALK, Conn. – A lawsuit against the Norwalk Board of Education is being settled for $65,000. Dianne Davenport sued... (Read more)

6 / 6 / 2014

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Amaker named Norwalk Early College Academy director

NORWALK, Conn. – The director for the new Norwalk Early College Academy — the state’s first P-Tech Academy –... (Read more)

6 / 5 / 2014

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State Sen. Bob Duff visits with children Tuesday at Fox Run Elementary School.

New state pre-K initiatives to expand access for families

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera, Mayor Harry Rilling and state Sen. Bob Duff (D-25) gathered... (Read more)

6 / 4 / 2014

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(Photo by Flickr user Robert S. Donovan)

Norwalk Public Schools looking to clean up their act

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s school custodians are expected to go green – and Norwalk Schools are expected to be... (Read more)

6 / 2 / 2014

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BoE to consider NHS headmaster for P-Tech Academy director

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk High School D-House Headmaster Karen Amaker has been chosen as director for the new Norwalk... (Read more)

6 / 2 / 2014

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Chocolate milk ban would affect nearly all of Norwalk students

NORWALK, Conn. — A plan to ban chocolate milk is not sitting well with Norwalk Board of Education Chairman... (Read more)

5 / 29 / 2014

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Norwalk teachers union head backs incumbent legislators, says Watts, Peña were ‘absent’ on school woes in 2012

NORWALK, Conn. — If you’re worried about funding for Norwalk Public Schools, you should stick with the state legislators you... (Read more)

5 / 19 / 2014

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Norwalk scrutinizes reasons for lower Danbury education expenses

Updated, 7 p.m., new PDF NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk officials have begun studying a financial comparison of education costs... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2014

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Columbus Young Astronauts blast off

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s young astronauts wandered around their command center early Thursday afternoon, some wearing space suits —... (Read more)

5 / 8 / 2014

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Norwalk Public Schools name special ed administrator, facilities chief

NORWALK, Conn. – Christine M. Fensore, Norwalk Public Schools’ special education administrator for Pre-K through grade 5 since August... (Read more)

5 / 8 / 2014

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Norwalk Public Schools Director of Technology and Innovations Ralph Valenzisi addresses the Board of Education Tuesday.

Norwalk NHS/NCC P-Tech collaboration on track for fall

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk high school freshmen who are enrolled in the ground-breaking Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA)... (Read more)

5 / 7 / 2014

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Seen and Heard in Norwalk: Just say ‘no’ to the nuts

NORWALK, Conn. – Here are some items of interest that were seen or heard recently in Norwalk: Torrano wants... (Read more)

4 / 12 / 2014

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Norwalk Schools research emergency scenario, safety preparedness

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools took its biggest step to date in regards to school safety Friday with... (Read more)

4 / 11 / 2014

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Albert Lartey Sackey has been named principal of the Nathan Middle Middle School.

Award-winning educator named to head Nathan Hale

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Board of Education on Tuesday named Albert Lartey Sackey of Bethel as the new... (Read more)

4 / 10 / 2014

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