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Norwalk BoE votes for new Columbus school, postpones Cranbury work

NORWALK, Conn. – Columbus Elementary School is one step closer to a wrecking ball, after a Board of Education vote to... (Read more)

4 / 25 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE considers new Cranbury school instead of renovation

Updated, 2:43 p.m.: Additional information. NORWALK, Conn. – Plans to renovate Cranbury Elementary School may be ditched in favor... (Read more)

4 / 23 / 2019

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NPS looks to improve ‘customer service’

NORWALK, Conn. – If you’re sick of waiting on hold when you call one of Norwalk’s public schools, then... (Read more)

4 / 22 / 2019

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Opinion: More teachers, librarians would help kids more than innovation

Last Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced a $100 million donation to the state of Connecticut from the Dalio Philanthropies... (Read more)

4 / 14 / 2019

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Barbis rejects discussion of Norwalk BoE/NAACP standoff, blames Curtis

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Barbis has reversed course and refused to meet with Norwalk... (Read more)

4 / 12 / 2019

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Norwalk Council stands by school spending; Rilling optimistic shortfall will be closed

Updated, 1:33 p.m.: Clarification, David Davidson spoke as a citizen. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Common Council members on Tuesday... (Read more)

4 / 10 / 2019

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Norwalk Council, officials weigh new Concord Street school

NORWALK, Conn. — Spend another $3-4 million and you’ll get a new school on Chestnut Street instead of a renovated school building,... (Read more)

4 / 8 / 2019

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Dalio foundation announces major investment in CT schools

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Gov. Ned Lamont announced a plan Friday to invest $300 million in private and public dollars... (Read more)

4 / 6 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE signs new civility code

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Board of Education members have unanimously agreed to a new code of conduct.  Two board... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2019

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Norwalk education notes: Mentor clicks with mentee, Manny on TV

NORWALK, Conn. – Some education news for you: Barbis becomes a mentor Human Services Council adds to mentor program... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2019

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State champion Lady Bears, coach reflect on perfect season

NORWALK, Conn – Middletown’s Mercy Tigers ended Norwalk High’s 2018 girls basketball season with a 55-26 defeat, crushing the... (Read more)

4 / 3 / 2019

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NPS plan for ‘consortium’ of adult services draws pushback

NORWALK, Conn. – Local school districts are combining their adult education programs under one administrative umbrella in a move... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2019

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School construction, renovation plans face $18M funding shortage

Updated, 10 a.m., Clarification: Enrollment estimates contained in Silver Petrucelli report were done by Milone & MacBroom.  NORWALK, Conn. –... (Read more)

3 / 26 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE considers new school for Concord Street

NORWALK, Conn. – Board of Education officials are considering whether a brand new school would be more cost-effective and desirable... (Read more)

3 / 26 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE celebrates successes

Updated, 8:57 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Board of Education members on Tuesday emphasized the positive with a... (Read more)

3 / 20 / 2019

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NAACP plans to press case to Norwalk BoE, in absence of sit down

Updated, 8:43 a.m.: Copy edits; 8:02 a.m.: Copy edits, information added NORWALK, Conn. – Calls for Norwalk Board of... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2019

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NPS touts accountability results

Updated, 1 p.m.: PDF added; 10:56 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools is “once again the... (Read more)

3 / 11 / 2019

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NAACP presses Norwalk BoE to ‘take action’ after more emails revealed

Updated, 9:44 a.m.: Clarification about proposed meeting between Mike Barbis and Brenda Penn-Williams; 8:09 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn.... (Read more)

3 / 6 / 2019

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Barbis, Penn-Williams set to discuss differences as NAACP presses on with demand that he resign

NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk NAACP is again rallying supporters to attend a Board of Education meeting, in protest... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2019

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NPS deals with complaint alleging systematic SpEd violations

NORWALK, Conn. — The State’s investigation into a complaint accusing Norwalk Public Schools of widespread violations of federal education... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2019

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Norwalk school children listen to guest book readers

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools marked the national Read Across America Day on Friday – at every school,... (Read more)

3 / 2 / 2019

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Opponents of school regionalization descend on Capitol

When Scott Lawrence and his wife moved to Connecticut ten years ago, they chose to settle in Wilton —... (Read more)

3 / 2 / 2019

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NPS looks to redesign its middle school redesign

Clarification, 5:22 p.m.: Students with interventions can’t take electives.  NORWALK, Conn. — It’s time to move out of middle... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2019

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NPS considering STEAMing ahead with Ponus

NORWALK, Conn. — Add the letter “A” to the plans for Ponus Middle School. Instead of opening as a... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2019

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NPS scores top marks in NextGEN – again

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools has ranked first in its District Reference Group (DRG) in the 2017-18 Next... (Read more)

2 / 23 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE, sans Barbis, takes heat over NAACP snub

Updated, 8:26 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – NAACP members had strong words for empty chairs Tuesday as they called for... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2019

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Opinion: BoE Chairman Barbis should resign from the Board

This is a statement read Tuesday by multiple Norwalk Branch NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2019

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Opinion: NAACP slight shows NPS administration’s self-defeating tendency toward groupthink

This statement was read by Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. It was... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2019

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Holocaust survivor to Norwalk children: ‘Take care of each other’

Updated, 9:54 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – The good people did nothing, Werner Reich said over and over... (Read more)

2 / 18 / 2019

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Norwalk roundup: Redevelopment on the move; concern over Briggs students; assessment appeals due

Updated, 11:03 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk news items for you: Potential Redevelopment move to Belden... (Read more)

2 / 14 / 2019

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