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Board of Education member Migdalia Rivas, left; BoE member Shirley Mosby, right.

Colarossi’s ‘smoking gun’ : acrimonious 2013 exchange between Norwalk Board of Ed members

Updated 11:05 a.m. Saturday, April 25, with two additional emails. The update material follows the originally reported material in... (Read more)

4 / 25 / 2015

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John Mosby defends daughter Shirley against FOI complaints

NORWALK, Conn. — Complaints filed with the state Freedom of Information Commission against Board of Education member Shirley Mosby... (Read more)

4 / 23 / 2015

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Norwalk interim Superintendent of Schools James Connelly

Connelly expresses hope that SoNoCC after-school program will continue next year

NORWALK, Conn. — About half of the South Norwalk children who were interested are finally going to begin an... (Read more)

4 / 23 / 2015

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Norwalk parent expresses frustration with terrible twos on confusing ‘report card’

NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk parent had a request Tuesday for the Board of Education: Please explain the difference... (Read more)

4 / 22 / 2015

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Board of Education member Migdalia Rivas

Norwalk BoE members shocked and awed by $450K surprise Special Ed bill

Updated, 7:46 a.m., how they voted. NORWALK, Conn. — Special education dominated Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, as three... (Read more)

4 / 22 / 2015

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Norwalk High School sophomore Eddie McCabe heads for third base during practice last week at City Hall. A plan to make McCabe and his fellow athletes pay to play next year is likely being put on hold.

Interim super on ‘pay-to-play': Nevermind (for now)

NORWALK, Conn. – If the Board of Education goes along with Interim Superintendent of Schools James Connelly’s recommendation, Norwalk’s... (Read more)

4 / 20 / 2015

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Norwalk comes up with new plan — lease the bus depot itself, save $100K a year

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s something that should have been done years ago, according to Common Councilman Bruce Kimmel (D-At... (Read more)

4 / 20 / 2015

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Rich Rudl.

Norwalk BoE to consider $458K unexpected cost

NORWALK, Conn. — Eight new special education students have cost the Norwalk Board of Education $458,000, Norwalk Public Schools... (Read more)

4 / 20 / 2015

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Union’s complaint against Norwalk school’s custodial outsourcing recommended for dismissal

NORWALK, Conn. – A complaint regarding the outsourcing of Norwalk schools’ custodial services has been recommended for dismissal. “(Connecticut... (Read more)

4 / 16 / 2015

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Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Lyons, right. At left is Norwalk interim Superintendent of Schools James Connelly.

Pay to play: School budget calls for student-athletes to pay $100 to participate

NORWALK, Conn. – Should Hannah or Zachary decide to play sports in Norwalk Public Schools next year, their parents... (Read more)

4 / 15 / 2015

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Norwalk High School Winter Percussion ensemble

Jacob Tomlin, 11, inspires applause at Norwalk BoE meeting

” NORWALK, Conn. – You have to see the speech made by an 11-year-old boy to the Norwalk Board... (Read more)

4 / 13 / 2015

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Disappointment again hits attempt to build Norwalk Early Childhood Center

NORWALK, Conn. – The plan to save Norwalk money in Special Education costs by building a Norwalk Early Childhood... (Read more)

4 / 9 / 2015

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Norwalk BoE assailed by some, offered assistance by others

NORWALK, Conn. — Disappointment in recent events made its way to Tuesday’s Norwalk Board of Education meeting, where a... (Read more)

4 / 8 / 2015

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Planned rally aims to ‘wake everybody up’ because ‘our Norwalk children deserve better’

  NORWALK, Conn. – A rally is planned for Tuesday at City Hall, before the Board of Education meeting.... (Read more)

4 / 5 / 2015

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Norwalk High student’s senior project takes her to Statehouse

Update, 5 p.m., Monday, Mahika awarded NEF grant. NORWALK, Conn. — It’s not enough that Mahika Jhangiani, a busy Norwalk... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2015

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Norwalk teachers awarded ‘golden ticket’ for summer learning

NORWALK, Conn. – Eight teachers from Norwalk Public Schools will be fan out across the globe this summer to... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2015

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Statistics don’t back up claim of dramatic drop in black student enrollment

NORWALK, Conn. – In a story published here Wednesday, April 1, John Mosby was quoted as saying there has... (Read more)

4 / 2 / 2015

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Said petitioner Isabelle Hargrove, "People voted her in, maybe they should have a right to petition her out!"

Online petition calls for Shirley Mosby’s resignation

Update, 4:11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, number of signatures. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk resident Isabelle Hargrove has started an... (Read more)

4 / 1 / 2015

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Norwalk schools reportedly happy with outsourced custodian services

NORWALK, Conn. — Two more Norwalk elementary schools are likely to convert to outsourced custodians this fall, Board of... (Read more)

4 / 1 / 2015

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Board of Education Policy Committee Chairwoman Heidi Keyes

Norwalk BoE contemplates 7 p.m. meeting start time in hopes of seeing more parents

NORWALK, Conn. — Meetings would start earlier for the Norwalk Board of Education according to a proposal that is... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2015

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Norwalk Board of Education member Jack Chiaramonte pauses during his remarks at Tuesday's BoE meeting.

Chiaramonte’s Facebook racial commentary defended

Update, 12:10 a.m. March 18, comments from Brenda Penn-Williams and Jack Chiaramonte. (This story was originally posted at 9:08... (Read more)

3 / 18 / 2015

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BoE’s South Norwalk After the Bell program threatened with extinction before it begins

Update, 3:30 p.m., admission to AFB will be by lottery, clarification as to start date. NORWALK, Conn. – The... (Read more)

3 / 18 / 2015

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Norwalk BoE finalizes superintendent profile, starts search

NORWALK, Conn. – Confidence remains that a new superintendent of schools will be in place on July 1 in... (Read more)

3 / 5 / 2015

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera.

Norwalk partisans continue to play blame game over Rivera’s exit

NORWALK, Conn. – There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the exit of Norwalk Superintendent of... (Read more)

3 / 2 / 2015

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Deputy Superintendent Tony Daddona

Board of Ed holds the door on winter recess

NORWALK, Conn. – This winter’s record-breaking cold has left teachers and school administrators scrambling to ensure the safety and... (Read more)

2 / 26 / 2015

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Mike Lyons

Opinion: Plenty of projects on the table for Norwalk Public Schools

Mike Lyons is chairman of the Norwalk Board of Education In December I published a comprehensive list of achievements... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2015

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Norwalk mom looks for support for Council’s concussion program

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s youngest athletes would get the protections their older peers receive under a measure to be... (Read more)

2 / 23 / 2015

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A $10K grant will cover the cost of sending 30 children to the Maritime Aquarium summer camp. 
(Photo: The Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk)

10K grant earmarked for sending Norwalk kids to Maritime Aquarium camp

NORWALK, Conn. – Thirty Norwalk students will get to have hands-on experiences in marine biology this summer at The... (Read more)

2 / 13 / 2015

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The "lonliest mop bucket in the world," by Flickr user Alan Levine.

Rowayton school custodial services outsourced, joins Jefferson, Columbus and Silvermine

NORWALK, Conn. – A fourth Norwalk elementary school is saying good-bye to its in-house custodial staff and hello to... (Read more)

2 / 11 / 2015

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Mayor Harry Rilling

Mayor gathers Norwalk youth into latest task force

NORWALK, Conn. – A select group of active Norwalk citizens plan to meet weekly, and perhaps attend government meetings,... (Read more)

2 / 5 / 2015

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