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Showing 5/29/2019 to 3/26/2019

Norwalk marks Ponus Ridge K-8 school construction

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk on Wednesday held a“topping off ceremony” to celebrate its progress in building its first new... (Read more)

5 / 29 / 2019

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Opinion: NPS students to attend National History Day conference

Fostering a healthy spirit for competition inspires students to do their best, while providing valuable skills that will serve... (Read more)

5 / 26 / 2019

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Norwalk teachers’ union reps speak out against Kendall ‘experiment’

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s unfair to target Kendall Elementary School for a Norwalk Public Schools experiment, Jeff Beckley said... (Read more)

5 / 22 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE set to promote Pennington to Rowayton Elementary School principal

NORWALK, Conn. – Robert Pennington is continuing his climb up the ladder at Norwalk Public Schools: he will be... (Read more)

5 / 20 / 2019

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Opinion: Honoring NHS senior Patrick Ruther

The Norwalk Board of Education is pleased to spotlight Norwalk High School Senior Patrick Ruther for his commitment to... (Read more)

5 / 19 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: Columbus, NPD incident info and Duff bill

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk news for you: Meek makes pitch to demolish Columbus Number-less police incident reports to... (Read more)

5 / 15 / 2019

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Opinion: Lawmakers are jeopardizing school funding equity again

Roughly a year and a half ago, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a bipartisan state budget that contained a... (Read more)

5 / 13 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE answers Morris’ claims, asks judge to toss lawsuit

NORWALK, Conn. — Mike Lyons’ words might be “tartly put” but their meaning was merely to put Norwalk Public... (Read more)

5 / 13 / 2019

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Tracey Elementary designated National School of Character

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s Tracey Elementary School has again been honored. Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character... (Read more)

5 / 11 / 2019

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Health Director praises Norwalk student vaccination rates

NORWALK, Conn. –  A large percentage of Norwalk Public Schools students are immunized against measles, a state study shows.... (Read more)

5 / 8 / 2019

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Duff, Dems slam Republicans, tout education funding

Updated, 5:30 p.m.: Clarification, correction due to an editing error: Press release said $1.5 million. 9:30 a.m.: Correction, funding increase... (Read more)

5 / 7 / 2019

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Parents hear Kendall Elementary year-round schooling plan

NORWALK, Conn. — Longer school days and shorter vacations may be the future of education at Kendall Elementary School,... (Read more)

5 / 3 / 2019

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Norwalk Council denies BoE request for new school on Chestnut Street

NORWALK, Conn. — Common Council members on Wednesday denied the Norwalk Board of Education’s request to demolish the existing... (Read more)

5 / 2 / 2019

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Norwalk teachers, staff honored for outstanding work

NORWALK, Conn. – Forty-one Norwalk Public School teachers and 18 support staff were honored for outstanding work at the annual Excellence... (Read more)

4 / 29 / 2019

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Opinion: Spotlight on 2019 STEM Expo winners

There was a buzz at the third annual Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Expo, and it wasn’t just... (Read more)

4 / 27 / 2019

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Survey reports high social-emotional strengths among Norwalk teens

NORWALK, Conn. – Nearly 80% of Norwalk adolescents surveyed show signs of a strong “internal compass,” a strength that... (Read more)

4 / 26 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE votes for new Columbus school, postpones Cranbury work

Correction, April 26: $135 million is not state funding. This is an editing error.   NORWALK, Conn. – Columbus Elementary... (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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