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Showing 11/29/2020 to 9/19/2020

NPS closes four schools due to COVID-19 cases

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools has closed four of its school buildings, due to COVID-19 cases identified over... (Read more)

11 / 29 / 2020

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Norwalk Black leaders see hope in BoE change, a ‘step in right direction’

NORWALK, Conn. — Bruce Morris, a former Norwalk Public Schools employee known for sharp criticism of the district, is... (Read more)

11 / 25 / 2020

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National Honor Societies 2020-21

The Board of Education is pleased to honor the 2020-2021 National Honor Society members of Brien McMahon High School,... (Read more)

11 / 21 / 2020

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Testing, school protocols, resource needs highlight Norwalk’s COVID town hall

NORWALK, Conn. – With the number of cases continuing to rise across Norwalk, the state of Connecticut, and across... (Read more)

11 / 20 / 2020

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Norwalk Superintendent outlines 2020-2021 goals

NORWALK, Conn. — Adaptable instruction plans to get through the pandemic. Community engagement. Improved district communications. The groundwork for... (Read more)

11 / 19 / 2020

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Norwalk school officials review contact tracing procedures

NORWALK, Conn. — What happens when there is a positive COVID-19 case in Norwalk Public Schools? That was a... (Read more)

11 / 19 / 2020

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Hosten elected BoE Chairman

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Board of Education leadership changed dramatically Tuesday. Colin Hosten was elected to be BoE chairman,... (Read more)

11 / 18 / 2020

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Take II: Norwalk BoE approves NHS Ed Specs

NORWALK, Conn. — Revised plans for a new Norwalk High School advanced Tuesday, with an announcement of another possible... (Read more)

11 / 18 / 2020

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Norwalk BoE ponders rejiggered NHS plan

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s not just deletions in the plans for a new Norwalk High School – revisions include... (Read more)

11 / 16 / 2020

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Taking a toll

What is it like inside the schools for many teachers at this time? There is nothing normal about being... (Read more)

11 / 15 / 2020

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COVID-19: ‘Spreading at a rapid pace;’ school closes

NORWALK, Conn. — Some COVID-19 developments: Wolfpit closes Rilling’s update Town Hall planned Tax collectors may use window through... (Read more)

11 / 14 / 2020

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NPS announces new Chief Academic Officer

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools has lined up a new Chief Academic Officer. Donalda Chumney has built her... (Read more)

11 / 12 / 2020

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Pool included in NHS design as ‘add alternate’ – project budget cut to $189M

NORWALK, Conn. — The necessary $36 million in cuts have already been made to the preliminary Norwalk High School... (Read more)

11 / 11 / 2020

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Norwalk struggles with ‘disappointing’ budget cut for new high school

NORWALK, Conn. — The 80 percent reimbursement to build a new Norwalk High School comes with a caveat: the... (Read more)

11 / 10 / 2020

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COVID-19 reaches City Hall; West Rocks goes remote

NORWALK, Conn. — The latest in COVID-19 news: Norwalk is in red alert status for a third consecutive week.... (Read more)

11 / 6 / 2020

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NPS, staying course, warns families of possible short-notice temporary closures

NORWALK, Conn. — COVID-19 cases continue to increase at Norwalk Public Schools but the district is staying the course,... (Read more)

10 / 29 / 2020

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Goorevitch considers exit from Norwalk Public Schools

NORWALK, Conn. — Yvette Goorevitch, leader of Norwalk Public School’s special education department, has spoken to a New York... (Read more)

10 / 22 / 2020

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COVID-19 closes BMHS, spike prompts call for renewed vigilance

NORWALK, Conn. – Brien McMahon High School and the Center for Global Studies will remain closed through Nov. 2... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2020

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Distance learning, curriculum audit discussed at Board of Education Committee`

NORWALK, Conn. – While the numbers continue to fluctuate weekly, Norwalk officials gave an update on how many students... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2020

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Let’s hear it for our teachers

So many people are doing literally heroic work in their jobs to keep our society intact in the face... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2020

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Marking 100 days as Norwalk Superintendent of Schools

I am proud to report that I have officially completed my 100th day as superintendent of Norwalk Public Schools!  During... (Read more)

10 / 17 / 2020

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COVID-19: ‘More spread,’ NPS goes remote at Brien McMahon High School

NORWALK, Conn. – COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Norwalk, with 49 new cases reported Friday. Norwalk Public Schools... (Read more)

10 / 16 / 2020

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Lamont, Norwalk pols, ‘celebrate’ new NHS funding

NORWALK, Conn. — Gov. Ned Lamont joined Norwalk Democrats and school leaders Friday to celebrate state funding for a... (Read more)

10 / 10 / 2020

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Norwalk Board of Education Receives overview about ‘Equity in Education’ project

NORWALK, Conn. — Surveys, focus groups, and education are the first parts of the “Disproportionality and Achieving Equity: Norwalk... (Read more)

10 / 9 / 2020

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COVID-19: Three cases in schools; ‘watching closely’

NORWALK, Conn. — There’s a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Brien McMahon High School, which will require people to... (Read more)

10 / 6 / 2020

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CT legislature greenlights 80% rate for new Norwalk High School; Jefferson funding approved

NORWALK, Conn. — The unusual state financing arrangement that would allow Norwalk to build a new Norwalk High School... (Read more)

10 / 1 / 2020

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Farewells and bipartisan votes in a special House session

Funding for new NHS advances to the Senate HARTFORD, Conn. —Partisanship took a holiday Wednesday as the House of... (Read more)

10 / 1 / 2020

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Norwalk BoE ponders school facilities

NORWALK, Conn. — The Board of Education Facilities meeting met Wednesday and: Reviewed tweaks to school sanitization measures, given... (Read more)

9 / 24 / 2020

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Estrella reflects on joining NPS, next steps

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella, just two months into her new job, sat down with... (Read more)

9 / 21 / 2020

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Murphy says Dalio partnership showed the risk of trading influence for philanthropy

Connecticut’s aborted education partnership with hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio demonstrated an important principle for other states and the... (Read more)

9 / 19 / 2020

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