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Norwalk BoE looks for ways to ‘manage itself when things go wrong’

NORWALK, Conn. – Two months after NAACP members packed a Norwalk Board of Education meeting demanding Mike Barbis’s resignation... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2020

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NCC offers new career training programs

NORWALK, Conn. –  Three new non-credit career training programs are being rolled out by Norwalk Community College’s Division of... (Read more)

1 / 17 / 2020

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Norwalk political notes: Mediation for Morris, NPS; Council approves NHS designer; DiGangi denies drought data

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk info for you: Morris, NPS, heading for mediation NHS architect tapped; LAZ parks contract... (Read more)

1 / 15 / 2020

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Rilling advises deep thought on Adamowski’s ask for NPS budget hike

NORWALK, Conn. — Both sides need to do some soul searching when it comes to the Norwalk Board of... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2020

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Adamowski lays out reasoning behind proposed $14 million NPS budget increase

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski began making his pitch Tuesday for a $14.3 million increase... (Read more)

1 / 8 / 2020

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Opinion: Center For Global Studies students commended in National Merit Program

This is a statement included in the packet for the Board of Education meeting planned for Dec. 17 but... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2019

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NPS, Morris, prepare for January jury trial

Updated, 10:30 p.m.: Court date appears to be postponed until May.  NORWALK, Conn. – The lawsuit filed by former... (Read more)

12 / 20 / 2019

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Norwalk Dems appoint Hosten to serve out Kimmel’s BoE term

NORWALK, Conn. — Colin Hosten will replace Bruce Kimmel on the Norwalk Board of Education. Norwalk Democrats voted 33-15... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2019

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Norwalk presented ‘very preliminary’ budget figures

NORWALK, Conn. — Contractual demands are set to make the 2020-21 Norwalk Public Schools budget $5.6 million more that... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2019

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Scenes from Nov. 19 Norwalk BoE meeting – Will there be a repeat Tuesday?

Updated, 2:30 a.m. Tuesday: Brenda Penn-Williams said she is not expecting a huge crowd Tuesday.  NORWALK, Conn. — Get... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2019

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Norwalk ACTS quarterly convening: focus on social justice and equity for Norwalk’s children

NORWALK, Conn. — At the quarterly “convening” of Norwalk ACTS held on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Stepping Stones Museum,... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2019

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Adamowski details reasons behind proposal for new Norwalk High School

NORWALK, Conn. – The surprise proposal to build a new Norwalk High School was vetted publicly for the first... (Read more)

12 / 13 / 2019

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Duff: ‘Time to think big,’ new Norwalk High School to be built

Updated, 2:08 a.m. Tuesday: Full story. 4 p.m.: quote from Sarah LeMieux. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk plans to build... (Read more)

12 / 10 / 2019

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Norwalk superintendent search begins with opinions from stakeholders

NORWALK, Conn. – A consensus emerged in a recent online survey: Norwalk’s next Superintendent of Schools needs to foster... (Read more)

12 / 5 / 2019

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Norwalk DTC considers two for Kimmel’s seat as Norwalk BoE prepares to elect new chair

Updated, 2 p.m. Wednesday: More information. NORWALK, Conn. – The effort to fill the void left by Board of... (Read more)

12 / 3 / 2019

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Norwalk Common Council green-lights $1.4 million school appropriation

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools is getting $1 million to deal with an influx of immigrant students, thanks... (Read more)

11 / 27 / 2019

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Kimmel resigns from Board of Education, leaves Democratic Party

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Board of Education turmoil has escalated: Bruce Kimmel has resigned. “I resigned for political,... (Read more)

11 / 26 / 2019

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FOI request shows no forwarding of Barbis email

Updated, 2:49 p.m. Wednesday: More information. NORWALK, Conn. – A public records request confirms that Mike Barbis’ infamous June... (Read more)

11 / 26 / 2019

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Norwalk, NPS, eyeing cyber security

NORWALK, Conn. — The City’s IT department is set for its first review by an outside agency in 15... (Read more)

11 / 25 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE considers social and emotional learning

Updated, 4 p.m.: PDF added. NORWALK – The notion that empathy, cooperation, self-awareness and similar life skills can count... (Read more)

11 / 22 / 2019

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Barbis weathers NAACP storm, silently refusing to resign

Updated, 3:15 p.m.: Video added. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s new Board of Education began its term Tuesday with members taking... (Read more)

11 / 20 / 2019

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Kimmel takes over helm of Norwalk Board of Education

NORWALK, Conn. — Bruce Kimmel will lead the Norwalk Board of Education, as expected, for the next year. Freshman member... (Read more)

11 / 20 / 2019

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Norwalk Democrats censure Barbis

Updated, 1 p.m.: More information, correction. NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Democratic Committee voted unanimously (with one abstention) to censure... (Read more)

11 / 19 / 2019

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Norwalk seventh grader calls out NPS for ‘boring and repetitive’ math instruction

NORWALK, Conn. — The Teach-to-One math program is “pretty bad,” according to a Nathan Hale Middle School seventh grader. “In... (Read more)

11 / 19 / 2019

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Barbis pledges to work on anger issues as Norwalk NAACP fights to oust him

NORWALK, Conn. – As the NAACP keeps the pressure on, demanding that Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Barbis... (Read more)

11 / 18 / 2019

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Norwalk NAACP: ‘Enough is enough’

Updated, 2 p.m.: Comment from Heidi Keyes, more information.  NORWALK, Conn. — The controversy over comments made by Norwalk... (Read more)

11 / 12 / 2019

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Duff calls on Barbis to ‘do the right thing’

NORWALK, Conn. – State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) has released a statement calling on Norwalk Board of... (Read more)

11 / 8 / 2019

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‘Vile’ Barbis email inspires NAACP promise to march on Norwalk

Updated 2:24 p.m: Duff statement added; 1:34 p.m.: Video of entire meeting added. NORWALK, Conn. – Two days after... (Read more)

11 / 8 / 2019

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Norwalk election roundup: Brinton concedes; constable consternation and BoE ‘quality’

Updated, 12:32 p.m.: Romano concedes; Absentee ballots counted; Nov. 8, photo added.  NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk election notes: Brinton accepts... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2019

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Rilling wins reelection; Democrats crush Republicans again

(Updated, 4:40 a.m.: Complete story.) NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling has defeated Republican-endorsed challenger Lisa Brinton and won... (Read more)

11 / 5 / 2019

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