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NPS is gambling with an important asset: its employees’ well-being

Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella has announced changes to the district’s COVID-19 policies, which include requiring non-quarantined staff... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2021

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NPS stands ready to assist children in dealing with national events

Wednesday’s unprecedented insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., was deeply troubling. When a protest turns from peace... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2021

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For CT teachers, Washington riot becomes a teaching tool

After David Bosso saw news of the riot in Washington, D.C., unfold Wednesday, he started thinking about how he... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2021

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COVID-19: More sad news; NPS adapting; City vaccinates

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk has lost an additional eight citizens due to COVID-19, Mayor Harry Rilling’s Tuesday update said.... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 2021

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For CT’s Miguel Cardona, new post as U.S. Secretary of Education is a key part of Joe Biden’s agenda

President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday evening announced that Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona is his pick to lead the U.S. Department... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2020

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NPS, struggling with COVID, looks to Remote Learning 2.0

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools is re-tuning its efforts as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, hoping to keep... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2020

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Norwalk schools going remote Thursday

NORWALK, Conn. — All of Norwalk’s public-schoolchildren are switching to  remote learning Thursday and staying out of school until... (Read more)

12 / 14 / 2020

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COVID-19: West Rocks closes

NORWALK, Conn. —West Rocks Middle School has joined the list of closed Norwalk Public Schools facilities. “NPS was notified... (Read more)

12 / 11 / 2020

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Over 14,000 sign petition calling for governor to close schools unless safety recommendations are met

Leaders from the state’s largest education unions gathered outside the state Capitol on Thursday to call on Gov. Ned... (Read more)

12 / 11 / 2020

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NPS looks at $11 million increase to budget, just from benefit costs and wage increases

NORWALK, Conn. — Health care costs appear to be increasing $6 million for Norwalk Public Schools in the coming... (Read more)

12 / 10 / 2020

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COVID-19: Three schools close

Updated, 12:03 p.m.: Another school closing. NORWALK, Conn. — Three additional Norwalk schools have closed due to COVID-19. Cranbury... (Read more)

12 / 10 / 2020

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COVID-19: Tragic losses; school closures

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk has lost another three citizens to COVID-19 and two more schools have switched to remote... (Read more)

12 / 9 / 2020

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COVID-19: Families grieve, two schools close

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk has passed 5,000 cases of COVID-19. Jefferson and Fox Run Elementary Schools have joined the... (Read more)

12 / 6 / 2020

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Preliminary survey results show perspectives on race, equity vary among Norwalk parents, staff

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Board of Education members got their first look at some of the findings of the... (Read more)

12 / 2 / 2020

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COVID-19: Roton closes, Norwalk prepares to vaccinate

NORWALK, Conn. — Roton Middle School has joined the list of Norwalk schools on remote learning, and the City... (Read more)

12 / 2 / 2020

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CT Board of Education approves new course in Black and Latino studies

Connecticut high schools will now be required to offer a course in African American, Black, Latino and Puerto Rican... (Read more)

12 / 2 / 2020

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NPS looks in mirror, considers shifting goals under new Super

NORWALK, Conn. – The Connecticut Center for School Change was tasked with three main areas to study in the... (Read more)

12 / 2 / 2020

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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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