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Showing 9/21/2021 to 5/14/2021

A look at the decision to reverse NPS high school start time move, and its ‘complex’ origins

NORWALK, Conn. — Even as Norwalk Public Schools works to revert to its 2019-20 bell time schedule the outcry... (Read more)

9 / 21 / 2021

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Columbus Magnet School student Skye Martin named a National Invention Convention winner

The Norwalk Board of Education is proud to recognize Columbus Magnet School Student Skye Martin for having placed first... (Read more)

9 / 18 / 2021

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Norwalk BoE reverses course, reverts to 7:30 a.m. high school start time

NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Board of Education is turning back the clock on its “bell times” and will... (Read more)

9 / 15 / 2021

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NPS considers ‘cost neutral’ plan to alleviate traffic gridlock

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools’ leadership is proposing that NPS elementary students go to school earlier and middle... (Read more)

9 / 14 / 2021

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Moore sues NPS, alleging disparate treatment and retaliation

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk High School Assistant Principal Lynne Moore has filed a lawsuit accusing Norwalk Public Schools of... (Read more)

9 / 14 / 2021

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NPS closes out budget, plans for next year

NORWALK, Conn. — As the students are returning to school, Norwalk Public Schools officially closed out its budget for... (Read more)

9 / 9 / 2021

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Norwalk Board of Education: A look at strategic plan first-year goals, new hires, desire for remote learning

NORWALK, Conn. — On Tuesday, the Norwalk Board of Education approved its first-year goals for implementing its strategic plan,... (Read more)

8 / 26 / 2021

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Norwalk BoE releases Estrella evaluation

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Board of Education members are generally pleased with Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella as the... (Read more)

8 / 24 / 2021

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Norwalk school officials lay out school reopening plan

NORWALK, Conn. — A year ago, as school officials laid out a plan to reopen Norwalk schools for the... (Read more)

8 / 23 / 2021

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NPS announces leadership moves; Wood to continue leading BMHS

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools has announced school leadership appointments: Brenda Brush will become Tracey Elementary School’s new... (Read more)

8 / 21 / 2021

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Tracey parents decry wait for new principal

NORWALK, Conn. — Anxiety has gripped some Tracey Elementary School parents as opening day approaches without a principal to... (Read more)

8 / 20 / 2021

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Reading, ‘Rithmetic and Resisting COVID: The new 3 R’s as kids head back to school

When kids head back to school this fall, for some it will be the first time they’ve been in... (Read more)

8 / 17 / 2021

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Lawsuits over bans on teaching critical race theory are coming – here’s what won’t work, and what might

As states and school districts started threatening teachers with disciplinary action for teaching about systemic racism, the question naturally... (Read more)

7 / 25 / 2021

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NPS moves Hurwitz, hires four administrators

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools has announced four high-level hires and one major personnel shift – Scott Hurwitz... (Read more)

7 / 18 / 2021

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Report: Schools found ways to keep students on track during COVID

Norwalk one of nine school districts studied by RISE At the start of the last school year, only about... (Read more)

7 / 13 / 2021

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Cranbury Elementary look unveiled

NORWALK, Conn. — The new look for Cranbury Elementary School is developing. “We kept most of the building, in... (Read more)

7 / 9 / 2021

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Estrella fills NPS cabinet; NYC veteran to champion equity

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella has made the picks needed to fill out her cabinet.... (Read more)

7 / 8 / 2021

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NPS lifts some administrators; one leaves Central Office to work at Norwalk High School

NORWALK, Conn. — The look of Norwalk Public Schools has shifted, both online and in Central Office. NPS has... (Read more)

7 / 2 / 2021

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NPS roundup: Summer school scale up; reaching the unengaged; students aim for equity; NHS baseball

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools and the Board of Education has good news to share: Maritime summer school... (Read more)

6 / 21 / 2021

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Tracey Cubs participate in service learning projects

The Norwalk Board of Education is proud to recognize Tracey Elementary School students for leaving their PRINT on the... (Read more)

6 / 19 / 2021

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NPS looks to pilot virtual high school academy next fall

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools is looking to open a virtual school for high school juniors and seniors... (Read more)

6 / 18 / 2021

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Norwalk BoE thanks Estrella, extends her contract, boosts pay to $302K

NORWALK, Conn. — Alexandra Estrella has been given a one-year extension on her contract as Norwalk Superintendent of Schools,... (Read more)

6 / 17 / 2021

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NPS reinstates BMHS leadership; further ‘clarity’ promised

NORWALK, Conn. — Brien McMahon High School is getting its administrators back. “We are pleased to announce that Scott... (Read more)

6 / 16 / 2021

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Reinstate BMHS Principal Scott Hurwitz

This is an open letter to Dr. Estrella requesting the immediate return to Brien McMahon of our principal Scott... (Read more)

6 / 14 / 2021

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NPS investigation into BMHS continues, State probe ends

NORWALK, Conn. – A State investigation into “issues of concern” at Brien McMahon High School has ended. No action... (Read more)

6 / 14 / 2021

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NPS set to get its welcome center, down the street from Norwalk City Hall

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools plans to open a family center in the Human Services building at 1... (Read more)

6 / 11 / 2021

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HR consultants look under NPS’ hood, suggest tune ups

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools needs to be more responsive to its employees and to its potential employees,... (Read more)

6 / 4 / 2021

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Norwalk BoE assures South Norwalkers, Columbus parents, that new schools plan can succeed

NORWALK, Conn. — The City is going through a land acquisition process for a 12-acre plot in South Norwalk,... (Read more)

5 / 27 / 2021

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Norwalk Board of Education approves strategic plan framework, new district organization

NORWALK, Conn. — “Future Ready for All.” That’s the proposed title of Norwalk Public Schools’ new strategic plan for... (Read more)

5 / 26 / 2021

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NPS set for $24.8M in federal COVID relief round III funding

NORWALK, Conn. — The question marks can be discarded now – we have an official amount of federal funds... (Read more)

5 / 14 / 2021

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