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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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Bruce Morris

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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High Road report gets positive reaction from Norwalk BoE chairman

NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk child got a scratch on his arm got after trying to elbow the staff... (Read more)

6 / 21 / 2016

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at the June 7 Norwalk Board of Education meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk to continue preschool push with three ELLI classrooms

NORWALK, Conn. — The goal of preventing a preparation gap from turning into an achievement gap is fueling Norwalk... (Read more)

6 / 20 / 2016

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski.

Norwalk High parents fear budget cuts, SPED students

NORWALK, Conn. — The Special Education students who will be returned to Norwalk High School next fall are non-violent,... (Read more)

6 / 17 / 2016

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BoE Chairman Mike Lyons

FB post about Norwalk High student’s ‘hit list’ catches BoE off-guard

NORWALK, Conn. – A scary phone call to a Norwalk mother with the nation already on edge because of... (Read more)

6 / 16 / 2016

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Norwalk Housing Authority Executive Director Curtis Law speaks to reporters Tuesday in NHA's office on Monroe Street.

Jilted NHA vents as Norwalk parents go without early childhood programs

NORWALK, Conn. — Parents who have been relying on the Norwalk Housing Authority’s School Readiness program are now without... (Read more)

6 / 15 / 2016

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Norwalk Public Schools administrators listen to a presentation at a recent middle school redesign committee meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk Public Schools reassures parents: Middle school teachers will get trained for redesign

Update, 8 p.m., count of petitions added. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk parents have found a new way to express... (Read more)

6 / 14 / 2016

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Colarossi skeptical of BoE’s Brookside move

NORWALK, Conn. – Steve Colarossi, former Norwalk Board of Education member, spent a significant amount of time fighting Superintendent... (Read more)

6 / 13 / 2016

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Common Council Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large) speaks at Thursday's meeting in City Hall.

Kimmel: Unprecedented collaboration makes Norwalk Special Education reform possible

NORWALK, Conn. – The Common Council will vote Tuesday on the $1.1 million dip into the “rainy day fund”... (Read more)

6 / 13 / 2016

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Mosby suing Norwalk Board of Education

Updated, 12:54 p.m. Saturday, additional comments from BoE Chairman Mike Lyons.  NORWALK, Conn. — South Norwalk activist John Mosby... (Read more)

6 / 11 / 2016

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Brookside Elementary School preschool teacher Jennifer Colarossi watches Tuesday's Board of Education meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk BoE holding off on change to Brookside preschool program

NORWALK, Conn. – Brookside parents have won – the school’s existing preschool program will be staying as is for... (Read more)

6 / 10 / 2016

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Interviews are underway for a new Planning and Zoning director, according to Zoning Commission Chairman Adam Blank, right. At left is Acting Planning and Zoning Director Mike Wrinn.

Norwalk political notes: P&Z, CHRO, BET… BoE… NFD …

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Thursday: Anderson votes against new Jefferson... (Read more)

6 / 9 / 2016

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski listens to Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon at the start of Tuesday's Board of Education meeting.

‘Very difficult’ change process assailed in Norwalk middle school redesign

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk teachers continue to protest as Norwalk Public Schools move toward what Superintendent Steven Adamowski... (Read more)

6 / 8 / 2016

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