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NPS sees ‘fairly large influx’ of immigrant students

NORWALK, Conn. – A large influx of immigrant children is bumping up the already burgeoning English Language Learner population... (Read more)

9 / 19 / 2019

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Norwalk political roundup: Dollars and sense

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political information: Rainy Day Fund untouched, Norwalk has 2018-19 budget surplus Clarifications on the... (Read more)

9 / 16 / 2019

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NPS ‘wage theft’ lawsuit moves to federal court

NORWALK, Conn. – The lawsuit accusing Norwalk Public Schools of wage theft has been revised, expanded and shifted to... (Read more)

9 / 13 / 2019

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Small gains on state test, but troubling achievement gap persists

A slightly greater percentage of  Connecticut students performed at grade level on this year’s state standardized test, with the... (Read more)

9 / 11 / 2019

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Norwalk roundup: NPS lawsuit; a hunting ban opinion; shocking arrests…

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s a roundup of Norwalk newsy items: Lawsuit against NPS withdrawn – but ‘far from over,’... (Read more)

9 / 10 / 2019

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2018-19 SBAC test results released

State test results for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium were released Monday, according to the CTMirror.org. Above is the... (Read more)

9 / 10 / 2019

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Barbis publicizes NFT ‘arbitration’ document

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Barbis took a break early Thursday from a lengthy contract... (Read more)

9 / 6 / 2019

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NPS develops plan to let teens sleep longer in 2020-21

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s high school students would be going to school in 2020-21 a full hour later than... (Read more)

9 / 4 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: NPS calendar draws outrage, Dias lawsuit works toward trial date, Lavielle scores 100

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political notes for you: NPS calendar shift inspires dueling petitions The ‘other’ POKO lawsuit... (Read more)

9 / 3 / 2019

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Opinion: We need trauma-informed preschool practices

Alysse Loomis, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical social worker from Cromwell. This op-ed was originally published on CTMirror.org. Many... (Read more)

8 / 25 / 2019

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Norwalk education notes: A bonus, racial balancing stats and thoughts of school additions

Updated, 3:35 p.m.: PDF added. NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk education items for you: Adamowski gets a bonus after... (Read more)

8 / 22 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE breaks with tradition, gives March school break ‘a try’ in 2021

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools is “experimenting” by moving to a  March spring break in 2020-21, instead of... (Read more)

8 / 21 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE looks to move Kendall plan forward

Updated, 4 p.m.: PDF added; 3:34 p.m.: Clarification as to meaning of vote. NORWALK, Conn. – The proposal to... (Read more)

8 / 20 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE ponders enrollment projections

Updated, 10:33 p.m.: More information. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s shifting demographics might soon negate the need for a magnet... (Read more)

8 / 19 / 2019

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South Norwalk Library celebrates Mayor’s Summer Youth students

Correction, 7:40 p.m.: Kamil Bryan will be a high school senior.  NORWALK, Conn. – Each year the Mayor’s Summer Youth... (Read more)

8 / 18 / 2019

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Reading the tea leaves on accreditors’ views of plan to merge community colleges

A letter issued last month by accreditors about the merger the state’s 12 community college into a single statewide... (Read more)

8 / 10 / 2019

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NPS SAT ‘small gains’ touted as being against CT trend

Updated, 8:30 p.m.: Headline changed. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools is one of the few districts in the... (Read more)

8 / 6 / 2019

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SAT results: At least one-third of CT juniors unready for college or job

One-third of high school juniors are not reading and writing well enough to begin taking college courses or start... (Read more)

8 / 6 / 2019

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NPS honors educators, advertises free food program for Kendall and Tracey

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools has announced the following news items: NHS STEM teacher Couture named NPS Teacher... (Read more)

8 / 2 / 2019

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NYC attorney defends NPS employees’ decision to sue district in alleged ‘wage theft’

NORWALK, Conn. — “Dozens” of Norwalk Public Schools employees have confirmed allegations of wage theft, Attorney Ryan Daugherty said... (Read more)

8 / 2 / 2019

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NPS SpEd chief: No ‘gross violations’ of federal laws

Updated, 5;54 p.m.: PDFs added. NORWALK, Conn. — The issues the state identified in Norwalk Special Education date to... (Read more)

7 / 29 / 2019

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Goorevitch touts results of 3-year SpEd effort

NORWALK, Conn. — The number of Norwalk school children who need specialized services continues to increase but costs have... (Read more)

7 / 29 / 2019

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Opinion: Shout out to accreditation

Anthony Allison is the Chief Initiative Officer of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to the staff at Growing Seeds Too, Child Development... (Read more)

7 / 28 / 2019

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NPS accused of deliberately depriving employees of pay

NORWALK, Conn. —A pair of Norwalk Public Schools employees allege that NPS has systematically committed wage theft on them... (Read more)

7 / 27 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE begins annual deep dive into info, scores Adamowski

Correction, 12:30 p.m.: Scores based on rubrics. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski has scored a... (Read more)

7 / 26 / 2019

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State finds Norwalk Public Schools has violated SpEd laws; NPS says violations ‘not substantive’

Updated, July 22: PDFs replaced due to formatting issue; 7:35 p.m.: Comment from Brenda Wilcox Williams. NORWALK, Conn. —Norwalk... (Read more)

7 / 18 / 2019

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Norwalk political roundup: Legal bills, odds & ends

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s some Norwalk odds and ends for your consideration: RDA legal bills in fight with Milligan... (Read more)

7 / 3 / 2019

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Norwalk roundup: Rilling opines; Norwalk BoE wants a do-over on Morris; Harbor Keeper waits

NORWALK, Conn. — Here’s some Norwalk news briefs for you: Rilling: No input from Lamont on Walk Bridge design;... (Read more)

6 / 26 / 2019

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‘Complicated’ NPS calendar issue inspires debate

NORWALK, Conn. —A proposal to reschedule Norwalk’s winter school break to March, instead of April, is inspiring controversy and... (Read more)

6 / 20 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE roundup: Approving a budget and administrative appointments

NORWALK, Conn. — Some doings at Tuesday’s Norwalk Board of Education meeting: Budget cruises to approval Interim Brookside principal... (Read more)

6 / 19 / 2019

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