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Showing 4/4/2020 to 2/20/2020

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Opinion: Not a lost year for NPS students

NancyOnNorwalk recently asked Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon for her opinion on the “distance learning” now being... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2020

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Norwalk Public Schools’ staff reach out to home-bound students, online and in cars

NORWALK, Conn. — The distance between Jefferson Elementary School teachers and their students shrank considerably Thursday as the teachers... (Read more)

4 / 3 / 2020

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Norwalk parents’ frustrations boil over, but positive suggestions abound

NORWALK, Conn. — Several weeks into the grand experiment of “distance learning” necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Norwalk parents’... (Read more)

4 / 3 / 2020

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For high school seniors, a lost year

NORWALK, Conn. — This was our year. Until it vanished. 2020 was to be the year of graduation ceremonies,... (Read more)

4 / 2 / 2020

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State Task Force targets April, May for laptop distribution to aid remote learning

Connecticut’s COVID–19 “Learn from Home Task Force” announced on Wednesday that plans to distribute 60,000 laptops to high school... (Read more)

4 / 2 / 2020

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Shout out to NPS

I want to give a shout out to the Norwalk Public School System especially to the teachers at Nathan... (Read more)

4 / 2 / 2020

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NPS: No one involved in food prep has tested positive for COVID-19

Updated, 9:18 p.m.: Comment from Mayor Harry Rilling. NORWALK, Conn. — Rumors continue to allege that Norwalk Public Schools... (Read more)

3 / 30 / 2020

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NPS drops school bus food delivery, families must pick up meals

NORWALK, Conn. — School bus meal delivery to bus stops, as well as door-to-door meal deliveries for Special Education... (Read more)

3 / 30 / 2020

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NPS said to excel in reaching students as crisis continues

NORWALK, Conn. — Attendance at Norwalk Public Schools – well, not at the schools – is sky high. NPS... (Read more)

3 / 26 / 2020

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COVID-19: Predictions, outrage, more orders

NORWALK, Conn. — Some COVID-19 updates: Lamont predicts prolonged school closures Rilling slams federal political response Sanitizing Norwalk Public... (Read more)

3 / 24 / 2020

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NPS delivers 17K meals to kids in first week of COVID-19 school closure

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s possible that Norwalk Public Schools will serve 30,000 meals to children a week while they’re... (Read more)

3 / 23 / 2020

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COVID-19: Closing doors, a reprieve from school assessments, more coronavirus tests coming and primary postponed

NORWALK, Conn. — The latest COVID-19 updates: Rilling orders spas, salons and barber shops to close State seeks federal... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2020

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Adamowski lays out $6.6 million in ‘cuts’

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools would cut multiple positions to align its budget with the funding recommended by... (Read more)

3 / 18 / 2020

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Home schooling incites Norwalk Facebook tsunami

NORWALK, Conn. – Measures taken to stave off the coronavirus pandemic have catapulted Norwalk students, teachers and families onto... (Read more)

3 / 18 / 2020

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NPS to provide free meals to out-of-school Norwalk children

NORWALK, Conn. – School buses will be used to deliver free meals to most Norwalk Public Schools students now... (Read more)

3 / 13 / 2020

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NPS closing schools due to COVID19; City Hall scaling back

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools will be closed for two weeks, beginning Monday. On the same day, City... (Read more)

3 / 12 / 2020

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NPS answers pointed questions, tosses some back at City

Updated, 2:10 p.m.: Clarification from Brenda Wilcox Williams. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools ordered $86,000 in gift cards... (Read more)

3 / 12 / 2020

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Tracey Elementary plan to use found money to repair school startles BoE members

NORWALK, Conn. – The Board of Education is poised to allow one Norwalk elementary school to take money that... (Read more)

3 / 11 / 2020

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NPS looks to expand free lunch/breakfast program

NORWALK, Conn. – More Norwalk school children would get the nutrition they need if Norwalk Public Schools expands its... (Read more)

3 / 11 / 2020

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Rilling promises to keep Norwalk government going as NPS pauses to prepare for possible quarantines

NORWALK, Conn. — A second Connecticut citizen has been diagnosed with the coronavirus and Norwalk officials have called a... (Read more)

3 / 10 / 2020

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Norwalk BoE studies NEXTGen results as high needs population swells

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Board of Education members on Tuesday took a look at the latest assessment scores, touting... (Read more)

3 / 5 / 2020

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Norwalk political notes: Melendez seeks DTC leadership; LeMieux plans to remain BoE Chairwoman

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political developments: Melendez for DTC Chair, ‘J.J.’ for vice RTC votes on 16th LeMieux... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2020

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NeverWoke: from pleasant city to ghost town

Bruce Kimmel is a former Board of Education member and former Common Council member. Long ago, in the late... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2020

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Norwalk political notes: Seeking answers on red flags; ‘POKO’

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political notes for you: Adamowski promises answers Rilling: Policies changed after $900K payment to... (Read more)

2 / 27 / 2020

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Norwalk Council caps budget at $385.6M, a $9.9M increase for Board of Education

Updated, 2:11 p.m.: More information. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Common Council members on Tuesday authorized what they said is... (Read more)

2 / 26 / 2020

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Attorney: Fed judge seeks to end NPS wage theft lawsuit by September

Updated, 1:27 p.m.: Additional information. NORWALK, Conn. — There’s talk of a settlement in the lawsuit accusing Norwalk Public... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2020

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Lawmakers advanced a bill barring new religious exemptions to vaccines. Here’s what it would do.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Amid pushback from Republicans and thousands of outraged parents, the legislature’s Public Health Committee voted Monday... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2020

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Norwalk budget angst nets talk of audit, threat to resign

NORWALK, Conn. — Skepticism with Norwalk Public Schools’ spending led Common Council members Thursday to threaten less funding than... (Read more)

2 / 21 / 2020

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Opinion: Can Norwalk truly afford a new high school?

The state-initiated construction of a new $225 million Norwalk High School, projected to cost the city at least $50... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2020

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NPS looks to end ‘pretty bad’ middle school math program

NORWALK, Conn. – The Teach-to-One math program, once highly touted by Norwalk Public Schools, is in the process of... (Read more)

2 / 20 / 2020

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