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Showing 3/9/2022 to 12/15/2021

Education Committee approves Sheff v. O’Neill settlement

Facing pressure and feeling as if they didn’t have a choice, members of the legislature’s Education Committee reluctantly approved... (Read more)

3 / 9 / 2022

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Norwalk BoE mulls options for NHS, as City offers reassurances on pool

NORWALK, Conn. — As Board of Education members take some time to consider the two options for a new... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2022

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Norwalk political notes: Take action on ECS, absentee ballots

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political notes for you: State public hearings Friday – your input requested on: ECS... (Read more)

3 / 3 / 2022

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Norwalk BoE set to choose option for NHS; Rilling ‘confident’ a pool will get built

NORWALK, Conn. – Board of Education members appear poised to choose which of two options they prefer for a... (Read more)

2 / 28 / 2022

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Norwalk BoE switching to ‘masks optional’ policy

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools is instituting a “masks optional” policy for its buildings, beginning early next week.... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2022

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As CT seeks to desegregate schools, suburban districts are slow to help

Amid the protestors chanting “change your vote” outside the school board offices in the wealthy shoreline town of Darien... (Read more)

2 / 19 / 2022

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Rilling, Council, plan to up funding for NPS after ‘ROI’ flap

NORWALK, Conn. — Common Council members have advanced a recommended budget cap that would provide Norwalk Public Schools more... (Read more)

2 / 18 / 2022

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Norwalk BoE urged to drop mask mandate

NORWALK, Conn. — A storm of public speakers at Tuesday’s Norwalk Board of Education meeting, most arguing against continuing... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2022

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Education budget built on best practices

Every industry focused on excellence is focused on identifying and replicating best practices. The best practices I know most... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2022

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Council members meet NPS for ‘very focused’ Q&A on BoE budget

NORWALK, Conn. — Both sides indicated they’d made progress Tuesday after an in-depth question and answer session on Norwalk... (Read more)

2 / 16 / 2022

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Norwalk education budget reflections: State of the Schools

NORWALK, Conn. — Some education-related information for you, stemming from recent developments concerning the budget: Achievements listed in NPS... (Read more)

2 / 15 / 2022

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Mayor, schools chief reject Finance Director’s blunt claim schools aren’t returning value for investment

Updated,1:15 p.m.: Council statement. NORWALK, Conn. – In a response to an inflammatory assessment of the City’s public schools... (Read more)

2 / 12 / 2022

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Dachowitz: City doesn’t get enough return on investment from Norwalk Public Schools

Rilling: ‘Disappointed’ in Dachowitz Updated, 2:37 p.m.: Comment from Mayor Harry Rilling. NORWALK, Conn. – Questions flowed Thursday in... (Read more)

2 / 11 / 2022

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Norwalk BoE fires back at CFO Dachowitz

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Board of Education struck back Wednesday with a detailed rebuttal to the insinuations made... (Read more)

2 / 10 / 2022

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Black History Month

The Norwalk Board of Education is proud to recognize Black History Month at Norwalk Public Schools. Throughout the month,... (Read more)

2 / 5 / 2022

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Darien BoE members turn down Open Choice; Duff, Norwalk Council members urge them to think again

NORWALK, Conn. – The Darien Board of Education is being asked to reconsider its choice to reject Norwalk schoolchildren.... (Read more)

2 / 4 / 2022

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NPS outlines tweaks made in wake of NHS hoax threats

NORWALK, Conn. — Ryan Harold, appointed NPS Safety & Security Supervisor in mid-December, lists accomplishments he said are aimed at... (Read more)

2 / 3 / 2022

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John Altieri, 1939-2022

NORWALK, Conn. — The Executive Committee of the Norwalk Federation of Teachers is expressing “great sadness on the death... (Read more)

2 / 1 / 2022

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Norwalk political notes: A BoE Committee focus on equity; personal changes

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political notes for you: BoE Committees to kick off, one year later Moccia happy to... (Read more)

1 / 30 / 2022

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Sheff v. O’Neill settlement would expand magnet schools, ‘Open Choice’

A comprehensive school choice plan submitted Thursday in the Sheff v. O’Neill case is intended to end 33 years of litigation... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2022

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Architects present two plans for new Norwalk High School

NORWALK, Conn. — Two options for the planned reconstruction of Norwalk High School were presented for public review Wednesday,... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2022

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Mentors supporting Norwalk students

In recognition of National Mentoring Month, the Norwalk Board of Education is proud to recognize Norwalk mentors for their... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2022

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Estrella’s $301K earnings top City Hall’s 2021 list

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella tops the list of City Hall paychecks for 2021, but... (Read more)

1 / 18 / 2022

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Norwalk BoE endorses super’s budget; chairman votes no

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Board of Education members made a pitch for their recommended 9.1% budget increase Tuesday, while... (Read more)

1 / 5 / 2022

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Former NPS ‘chief’ sues district, Estrella, alleges breach of contract

NORWALK, Conn. — Donalda Chumney has sued Norwalk Public Schools, alleging breach of contract and bad faith in her... (Read more)

12 / 24 / 2021

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Norwalk BoE eyes security as $500,000 expense in developing capital budget request

NORWALK, Conn. — Security cameras, door surveillance mechanisms and mobile metal detectors are on the Norwalk Board of Education’s... (Read more)

12 / 20 / 2021

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Norwalk CFO Hamilton presses City to keep it up, invest in school buildings

NORWALK, Conn. — Everyone knows Norwalk’s school buildings have been neglected, Norwalk Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Thomas Hamilton... (Read more)

12 / 20 / 2021

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NPS presents safety committee; vocal mom disapproves

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools has announced the members of its Districtwide Safety and Security Task Force. Norwalk... (Read more)

12 / 19 / 2021

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Yordon: Central Office turnover contributes to Norwalk teachers exiting

NORWALK, Conn. — Teacher shortages are being reported nationwide, but some Norwalk-specific issues are contributing to the problem here,... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2021

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NPS Finance team lays out Estrella’s proposed 2022-23 budget ask

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools’ budget would jump nearly $10 million in the recommendation presented Tuesday by NPS... (Read more)

12 / 15 / 2021

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