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Erikson's Stages of Psychological Development clearly show that sixth graders have different needs from seventh and eighth graders, a Norwalk parent said Sunday.

Norwalk middle school redesign stirs objections anew

NORWALK, Conn. – There’s “an unsettling lack of honest discussion”about the developing Norwalk Public Schools middle school redesign, Norwalk... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2017

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South Norwalk school dominates Anderson’s BoE conversation

NORWALK, Conn. — The new schools plan is still being debated, with one parent advocating Thursday that the plans... (Read more)

3 / 24 / 2017

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Norwalk fights for better education funding from state

Correction, 3:51 p.m.: Fred Wilms brought Bruce Morris up to speak with him. HARTFORD, Conn. – Here’s a thought:... (Read more)

3 / 23 / 2017

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Diane Lauricella offers criticisms of Norwalk's government Wednesday in Concert Hall.

Norwalk BET praised for planned schools’ funding

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s budgets moved forward another inch Wednesday, as the Board of Estimate and Taxation greenlighted funding... (Read more)

3 / 23 / 2017

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Norwalk Public Schools Chief of School Operations Frank Costanzo delivers an update Tuesday on the new residency policy.

NPS vigilance turns up six non-resident students

NORWALK, Conn. — There are six Norwalk Public Schools students who don’t live in Norwalk, Chief of School Operations... (Read more)

3 / 22 / 2017

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Norwalk expects $1.5 million in savings from solar power

NORWALK, Conn. — Solar panels at two Norwalk schools are expected to save the city nearly $1.2 million over... (Read more)

3 / 21 / 2017

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The seasonal ice rink at Veterans Park.

Norwalk political notes: Possible insurrection, noise and another call for a resignation…

NORWALK, Conn. — Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Monday: Primaries for everyone? Norwalk DPW looks... (Read more)

3 / 20 / 2017

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Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTs. Shout Out to Norwalk’s Middle School Math and English Teachers... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2017

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Mayor Harry Rilling expresses support for Norwalk Public Schools during February's joint meeting of the Common Council Finance Committee and the Board of Education, in City Hall.  Listening at right is Council Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large).

Rilling’s $120M spending plan would fund two new schools

Updated, 10:18 p.m.: Additional information; 6:12 p.m.: Comment from Bruce Morris. NORWALK, Conn. — Work would begin this summer... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2017

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State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140). (File photo)

Morris, in CHRO complaint, seeks better pension, improved diversity efforts

Updated, 12 p.m.: Story edited. NORWALK, Conn. — State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140) was denied $79,740 in wages since... (Read more)

3 / 15 / 2017

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Jefferson's "dog house," which conceals a ejector pump for sewage, behind a portable classroom that was installed in 2015.

Jefferson tour impresses some

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s a game of 15 minutes, Jefferson Elementary School Principal Nicholas Brophy said last week, as... (Read more)

3 / 13 / 2017

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Norwalk political notes: Wall Street Place foreclosure; Morris lands a Committee role

Updated, 1:53 p.m.: John Kydes’ comment on Wall Street Place added. 2:09 p.m., statement from Chris Murphy.  NORWALK, Conn.... (Read more)

3 / 11 / 2017

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District B Dems to BoE member Anderson: RESIGN

Updated, 11:41 p.m: Anderson’s meeting now scheduled for March 15; PDF of email added. 4:30 p.m.: Number of people... (Read more)

3 / 10 / 2017

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‘Incredible’ results cited in Norwalk middle school redesign

Updated, 3:18 p.m.: Two PDFs added. NORWALK, Conn. – Glowing reviews flowed Tuesday for the middle school redesign effort... (Read more)

3 / 8 / 2017

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Joshua Lehman, 17, a Norwalk Pathways Academy at Briggs student, speaks to the Norwalk Board of Education on Tuesday in City Hall.

Norwalk Pathways high school students decry potential move to NHS

NORWALK, Conn. – Preliminary investigations into the need to cut $1.3 million from the Norwalk Public Schools budget resulted... (Read more)

3 / 8 / 2017

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Simms, Bowman oppose South Norwalk school plan

NORWALK, Conn. – Resistance to a new South Norwalk school continues to come from South Norwalk’s representatives on the... (Read more)

3 / 7 / 2017

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Norwalk state legislators push for ECS reform

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk did a great job of representing itself Wednesday in Hartford, former Mayor Alex Knopp said.... (Read more)

3 / 3 / 2017

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Norwalk Council takes risk to move schools forward

Updated, 9:26 p.m.: PDF added to compare compensation of BoE management to city management. NORWALK, Conn. – It’s worth... (Read more)

3 / 1 / 2017

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A panoramic photo of a news conference held Tuesday before the Common Council meeting in Norwalk City Hall: From left,

Norwalk budget battle comes to halt – BoE ‘happy’

Updated, 1:32 a.m., full story. NORWALK, Conn. – An agreement has been reached between the Norwalk Common Council and... (Read more)

3 / 1 / 2017

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State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) speaks in November at a press conference organized by the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) to press the state for educational funding reform. To the right of Duff is State Rep. Bruce Morris (D-140); both legislators now have proposed bills working toward a new Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) formula.

Norwalk looks to mobilize for ECS reform

Updated, 3:18 p.m., information from CCJEF and BoE Chairman Mike Lyons. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalkers are being recruited for... (Read more)

2 / 28 / 2017

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State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) attends part of a recent Board of Education Facilities Committee meeting.

Adamowski says ‘Fix it First’ not well researched; Duff’s reply: It’s based on BoE plan

NORWALK, Conn. — Elements of Bob Duff’s Fix it First plan “have not been researched relative to the facilities study” and... (Read more)

2 / 28 / 2017

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Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon, left, attends a Board of Education meeting in June. (File photo)

Yordon defended, Lyons called ’embarrassment’

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Board of Education members have broken their own civility code with their comments on social... (Read more)

2 / 27 / 2017

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Norwalk Council moves to fund BoE at 8 percent increase

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk leaders appear poised to give parents most of what they were looking for Thursday evening.... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2017

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From left, Norwalk Planning Commissioners Nora King, Bill Dunne and David Davidson spar at Thursday's capital budget decision making session.

Norwalk schools dilemma inspires bruising battle at Planning Commission

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s emotional division over building new schools versus fixing existing schools blossomed Thursday with arguments at... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2017

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Norwalk Board of Estimate and Taxation Chairman Greg Burnett, left, and Common Council Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large) chat before Wednesday's Council Finance Committee meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk Council members consider raising budget cap to allow for state uncertainty

NORWALK, Conn. — Theoretically, Norwalk’s mill rate could go down in a few years, Finance Director Bob Barron said... (Read more)

2 / 23 / 2017

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South Norwalk activist John Mosby expresses hurt feelings as Tuesday's Board of Education meeting comes to a close. There were many NAACP members with signs demanding BoE Chairman Mike Lyons to resign, observers said.

Norwalk NAACP demands BoE Chairman’s resignation

NORWALK, Conn. — A Facebook comment brought Norwalk NAACP members to City Hall on Tuesday to demand that Board... (Read more)

2 / 22 / 2017

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Nate and Mary Yordon, left, attend Mayor Harry Rilling's campaign announcement last month in the Norwalk Inn.

Rilling: ‘Nothing improper’ about Yordons’ involvement

NORWALK, Conn. – Suggestions of a conflict of interest are “absolutely ridiculous,” Mayor Harry Rilling said, when asked about... (Read more)

2 / 21 / 2017

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Duff pushes ‘Fix it First’ as debate rages

Correction, 3:11 p.m.:  Comments made by Mike Barbis were attributed to Mike Lyons; this has been fixed. NORWALK, Conn.... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2017

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Norwalk education snippets: NFT on insurance; budgets; and process

NORWALK, Conn. – Just a few comments regarding money being spent – or being asked for – by the... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2017

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Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS. Shout Out to O’Neill’s Irish Pub for naming the Norwalk... (Read more)

2 / 19 / 2017

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