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Showing 7/1/2022 to 3/24/2022

NPS lays out ‘comprehensive’ goals for coming school year

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s schools superintendent and her staff are said to have exceeded their goals for the 2021-22... (Read more)

7 / 1 / 2022

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Norwalk BoE adds another year to Estrella’s contract

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella’s contract was extended another year Tuesday, minutes after Norwalk Federation... (Read more)

6 / 29 / 2022

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South Norwalk school application goes to State

Updated, 2:39 p.m., 4:22 p.m. Thursday, 1:21 p.m. Friday: More information. NORWALK, Conn. — The drive to build a... (Read more)

6 / 29 / 2022

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Norwalk P&Z considers private school application for LaKota Oaks property

NORWALK, Conn. — Event venue LaKota Oaks would be transformed into a K-12 private school in a proposal up... (Read more)

6 / 28 / 2022

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Norwalk teachers union President calls survey results ‘troubling’

NORWALK, Conn. – Most Norwalk teachers feel they’re regarded as “replaceable,” Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon said.... (Read more)

6 / 16 / 2022

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NPS lauds graduation seniors’ success

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s graduating high school seniors have been accepted to more than 300 colleges and universities, including... (Read more)

6 / 14 / 2022

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Norwalk Council Committee moves SoNo school $14M land purchase forward

NORWALK, Conn. – The Hatch & Bailey site has passed environmental inspections and is a good property to build... (Read more)

6 / 2 / 2022

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NPS ponders value of lockdown drills

Updated, 1:33 p.m.: Story revised; 8:41 p.m.: Information added. NORWALK, Conn. — Lockdown drills are traumatizing schoolchildren and increasing... (Read more)

5 / 31 / 2022

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Norwalk poised to spend $14M to buy Meadow Street property for South Norwalk school

Story updated, 3:33 p.m.: More information; 3 a.m. Saturday: Purchase price. NORWALK, Conn. — City leaders were set to... (Read more)

5 / 26 / 2022

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How to talk to your kids about the Texas school shooting

As her 7-year-old ate a morning bowl of Cheerios, Amy looked at her daughter and wondered whether to start... (Read more)

5 / 25 / 2022

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Norwalk political roundup: Republican candidates; no bell time traffic study at present

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political info for you: State Rep. candidate Mastronardi oversees himself at Oak Hills Bell... (Read more)

5 / 20 / 2022

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NPS celebrates Family Center opening on Park Street

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools’ new family center will help the district establish long lasting relationships with families... (Read more)

5 / 14 / 2022

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Norwalk/Stamford to get 60% State reimbursement on school construction projects

NORWALK, Conn. – In what Bob Duff calls a “generational game changer,” Norwalk and Stamford will now get 60%... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2022

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State adds $50 million to new NHS budget

NORWALK, Conn. – The State has committed another $50 million to the Norwalk High School project. In addition, the... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2022

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Norwalk BoE looks to study traffic impact of resuming changed high school start times

NORWALK, Conn. – The City appears ready to conduct the overdue traffic study the school district needs if it... (Read more)

5 / 10 / 2022

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BoE roundup: Verizon grant; BMHS gets a principal; teens pursue student aid

NORWALK, Conn. – Some recent developments at Norwalk Public Schools: Grant-funded middle school learning labs expected Wood named to... (Read more)

5 / 9 / 2022

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Recognizing a commitment to excellence

The Norwalk Board of Education is proud to recognize six high school seniors whose accomplishments have earned them admission... (Read more)

5 / 7 / 2022

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Penn-Williams details her god daughter’s alleged travails in being demoted by NPS

NORWALK, Conn. – The decision to demote a P-Tech administrator has been upheld by Deputy Superintendent of Excellence, Equity,... (Read more)

5 / 5 / 2022

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Norwalk BoE looks to again revamp communications department

Website upgrade discussed NORWALK, Conn. – As a first step in heeding recommendations made in the recently released efficiency... (Read more)

5 / 3 / 2022

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Norwalk parents say NPS program damaged son, they will sue

Penn-Williams: NAOP should be shut down NORWALK, Conn. – A pair of Norwalk parents say their 13-year-old son was... (Read more)

4 / 20 / 2022

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Norwalk school bathroom talk shifts from ‘get it done’ to pleas for ‘gender-neutral’

NORWALK, Conn. —  A year ago, Norwalk parents won a promise from City leaders to fix up middle school... (Read more)

4 / 19 / 2022

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Norwalk political notes: School construction is imminent; BoE member faces accusations

Settlement ends Chumney lawsuit NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political notes for you: Cranbury school to begin construction Penn-Williams... (Read more)

4 / 14 / 2022

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P-TECH principal resigns, fueling accusations about NPS personnel matters

NORWALK, Conn. – Karen Amaker has resigned from her position as P-TECH principal, effective June 30, saying only that... (Read more)

4 / 12 / 2022

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NHS ‘Option B’ moves forward as Council members defend consultant

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Council Committee members on Wednesday advanced the “Option B” layout for the planned new Norwalk... (Read more)

4 / 7 / 2022

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Norwalk photos: Students promote mental wellness to help peers

NORWALK, Conn. — Surveys show a youth mental health crisis stemming from the pandemic and an increased rate of... (Read more)

4 / 5 / 2022

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CDC, Norwalk Partnership, paint grim picture of teen mental health during pandemic

NORWALK, Conn. — Newly released data measuring the effects of the pandemic on the mental health of America’s youth... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2022

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Tracey turnover: Moore set to be schools’ principal; Allen appointed as interim leader

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools is shuffling its deck, sending Tracey Elementary School’s new Principal, Brenda Brush, to... (Read more)

3 / 30 / 2022

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School safety requires ongoing investment

On Tuesday March 15, Mayor Harry Rilling submitted his FY23 Capital Budget Recommendation in alignment with the City charter.... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2022

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NPS educator said to have been ‘railroaded’ by administration

NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk high school administrator has been “demoted” and “railroaded,” multiple sources said. P-Tech Curriculum and... (Read more)

3 / 25 / 2022

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Efficiency study outlines potential savings in Norwalk Public Schools budget

Information added, 3:46 p.m.: BoE town hall scheduled. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools could shave $1.7 million from... (Read more)

3 / 24 / 2022

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