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NCC’s young child activities include parade around campus, whacky clothes day

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:   NCC... (Read more)

4 / 21 / 2018

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Norwalk BoE Committee studies AT redesign’s ‘clusters’

NORWALK, Conn. – Mixed-grade level classes designed to bring out the best in Norwalk’s school children could begin next... (Read more)

4 / 19 / 2018

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Norwalk BoE roundup: ‘Real schools,’ calendar talk

NORWALK, Conn. — Here’s a roundup from Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting: Complaints go unanswered as Whitman greenlighted Move... (Read more)

4 / 18 / 2018

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‘Blindsided’ Norwalk parents seek answers after Thursday surprise

Updated, 1:26 p.m.: Story edited; correction, Mike Barbis, not Mike Lyons. NORWALK, Conn. –Norwalk Public Schools is poised to... (Read more)

4 / 17 / 2018

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Norwalk school funding roundup: Perspectives on spending

NORWALK, Conn. – Here are some items related to Tuesday’s move on education funding: Hempstead: There’s been a misunderstanding... (Read more)

4 / 12 / 2018

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Norwalk Council raises cap to provide BoE more money for strategic plan

Updated, 1:55 p.m.: Comment from Mike Barbis, data is from state.  NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Common Council agreed... (Read more)

4 / 11 / 2018

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Bowman says South Norwalk school stalled, as Council approves capital budget

NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Common Council approved a capital budget Tuesday, with caveats issued by one member. Construction... (Read more)

4 / 11 / 2018

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Norwalk notes: A possible ethics complaint, education funding

NORWALK, Conn. — Here are a few items of note from the Norwalk political landscape: Barron said to be... (Read more)

4 / 10 / 2018

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Norwalk BET set to consider reinstated $1.5 M BoE ‘deal’ on Tuesday

Updated, 11:10 p.m.: Copy edit. NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk school budget battle appears set to close Tuesday with... (Read more)

4 / 9 / 2018

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Camacho: Norwalk BET may meet Tuesday to request more funding for BoE

NORWALK, Conn. — Efforts continue to get the Norwalk Board of Education the additional $1.5 million in funding it... (Read more)

4 / 9 / 2018

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Board of Ed Notes: Attendance questions and ‘budget shenanigans’

NORWALK, Conn. — Here’s some education items of interest: Anderson’s absences unexplained Absence inquiry leads to slam of Rilling... (Read more)

4 / 9 / 2018

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No progress made on BoE’s hoped for $1.5 million

NORWALK, Conn. – No one’s revealing the Norwalk Board of Education’s intentions regarding its desire for another $1.5 million in... (Read more)

4 / 6 / 2018

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NPS set to revamp Academically Talented program

NORWALK, Conn. – Beginning steps have been taken to overhaul Norwalk Public Schools’ long overlooked Academically Talented program. A... (Read more)

4 / 5 / 2018

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Barbis blasts Barron, BET

NORWALK, Conn. – Finance Director Bob Barron is clueless, Board of Education Chairman Mike Barbis said Tuesday. Barbis was... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2018

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Sheehan: Norwalk’s new urban apartments don’t contribute heavily to the school system

Updated, 2:23 p.m.: More information; PDF added.  NORWALK, Conn. – The number of school children coming from new apartment... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2018

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Norwalk tax board sticks with $5.5M increase for BoE

Updated, 6: 40 a.m.: More information. NORWALK, Conn. – If the Norwalk Board of Education wants a chance at... (Read more)

4 / 3 / 2018

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Norwalk BoE seeks $550K more than offered

Correction, 7:32 p.m.: High school program explained by Mike Barbis.  Minor edit, 4:49 p.m. Updated, 3:07 p.m.: February comment from... (Read more)

4 / 2 / 2018

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Norwalk Board of Education should accept Rilling’s offer

Correction, 7:30 p.m.: NHS. Barbara Smyth is an At-Large Common Council member and a teacher at Norwalk High School.... (Read more)

4 / 1 / 2018

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Opinion: Bridging the education budget gap with a financially responsible approach

Thomas Hamilton is Norwalk Public Schools Chief Financial Officer and former Norwalk Finance Director.  Under the strategies outlined in... (Read more)

4 / 1 / 2018

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Norwalk BET pressured to up school funding

Updated, 1:28 p.m.:Doug Peeples. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools’ supporters turned up the heat on the Board of... (Read more)

3 / 29 / 2018

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Rilling stands by Norwalk’s ‘caution’ regarding Rainy Day Fund

Updated, 1:11 p.m.: Comment from Bryan Meek. NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling on Tuesday opposed an additional drawdown... (Read more)

3 / 28 / 2018

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Opinion: A win-win budget plan for Norwalk

As members of the Norwalk Board of Education’s Finance Committee (two Democrats, two Republicans), we believe the city’s Board... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2018

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Norwalk BoE roundup: Four finalists for Chief Academic Officer, defense of Central spending

NORWALK, Conn. — Here’s a roundup from Tuesday’s Norwalk Board of Education meeting: Efforts to replace Michael Conner Sexual... (Read more)

3 / 22 / 2018

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Norwalk students compete Saturday in second annual STEM Expo

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent: NORWALK PUBLIC... (Read more)

3 / 21 / 2018

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Blue educators protest recommended Norwalk Public Schools staff cuts

Correction, 8:46 p.m.: Rebecca Riddell works at Brookside. Update, 5:37 p.m.: Copy edit. Correction, 1:51 p.m.: Comparison of school... (Read more)

3 / 21 / 2018

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Meek accuses Norwalk BET of attempting public hearing in blizzard

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk officials don’t really want you to come to Wednesday’s operating budget public hearing, Board of... (Read more)

3 / 21 / 2018

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Goorevitch claims progress at Norwalk preschool center

      Updated, 12:31 p.m.: Copy edit. NORWALK, Conn. – From unwelcoming senior citizens to unsanitary car safety... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2018

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Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

Shout Out to Norwalk ACTS’ TEAM Summer for launching the 2018 Summer Resource Portal this week. The TEAM Summer... (Read more)

3 / 18 / 2018

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NPS hosts first transition fair for post-secondary students

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:   Norwalk,... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2018

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NPS opens registration for kindergarten kids

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in a slightly altered format from which it was sent:... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2018

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