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Norwalk, meet your Board of Education candidates

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk voters are selecting in-district Board of Education members on Nov. 5. Two races are already... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE made right decision on high school start time

The Norwalk Board of Education recently voted to change the high school start time to 8:30 at the recommendations... (Read more)

10 / 20 / 2019

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Lyons closes eight years on Norwalk Board of Education

NORWALK, Conn. — There’s no role in government more thankless than being on the Board of Education, Mike Lyons... (Read more)

10 / 18 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: Rilling, Barbis, answer critics

Updated, 1:37 p.m.: More information. NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political notes for you: Rilling: ‘I saw the press... (Read more)

10 / 17 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE greenlights plan to help teens sleep more

NORWALK, Conn. – The plan to push back Norwalk public high school start times by an hour was approved... (Read more)

10 / 16 / 2019

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Adamowski: NPS needs $1.2M to deal with immigrant influx

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools needs an additional $1.2 million this year to cover the expense of unexpected... (Read more)

10 / 11 / 2019

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Norwalkers slam plan to delay high school start times

Correction, 4:20 p.m.: Mike Barbis made no definitive statements in support of the plan to change high school start... (Read more)

10 / 9 / 2019

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District A BoE candidates express their views to Norwalk SpEd parents

NORWALK, Conn. – Godfrey Azima says he’s learned that he’d rather be part of the solution than be one... (Read more)

10 / 4 / 2019

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NPS looks to upgrade its student counseling services

NORWALK, Conn. — Efforts to “rachet up” Norwalk Public Schools’ student counseling services to reflect national best practices have... (Read more)

10 / 3 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE women, no BoE men, expected at NAACP banquet

NORWALK, Conn. – The annual NAACP Freedom Fund banquet, which last year reflected a deep rift between the Board... (Read more)

10 / 2 / 2019

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District C BoE candidates opine to Norwalk SpEd parents

NORWALK, Conn. – This year’s Norwalk Board of Education candidates have expressed their views in front of an audience... (Read more)

10 / 1 / 2019

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District D BoE candidates opine to Norwalk SpEd parents

Updated, 11:30 p.m.: Additional video. NORWALK, Conn. – This year’s Norwalk Board of Education candidates have expressed their views... (Read more)

9 / 30 / 2019

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Numbers tell tale of expected ‘retooling’

Updated, 3:54 p.m.: PDF added. NORWALK, Conn. — In calculating the cost of educating the unprecedented numbers of immigrant... (Read more)

9 / 23 / 2019

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NPS sees ‘fairly large influx’ of immigrant students

NORWALK, Conn. – A large influx of immigrant children is bumping up the already burgeoning English Language Learner population... (Read more)

9 / 19 / 2019

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Norwalk political roundup: Dollars and sense

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk political information: Rainy Day Fund untouched, Norwalk has 2018-19 budget surplus Clarifications on the... (Read more)

9 / 16 / 2019

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NPS ‘wage theft’ lawsuit moves to federal court

NORWALK, Conn. – The lawsuit accusing Norwalk Public Schools of wage theft has been revised, expanded and shifted to... (Read more)

9 / 13 / 2019

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Small gains on state test, but troubling achievement gap persists

A slightly greater percentage of  Connecticut students performed at grade level on this year’s state standardized test, with the... (Read more)

9 / 11 / 2019

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Norwalk roundup: NPS lawsuit; a hunting ban opinion; shocking arrests…

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s a roundup of Norwalk newsy items: Lawsuit against NPS withdrawn – but ‘far from over,’... (Read more)

9 / 10 / 2019

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2018-19 SBAC test results released

State test results for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium were released Monday, according to the CTMirror.org. Above is the... (Read more)

9 / 10 / 2019

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Barbis publicizes NFT ‘arbitration’ document

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Board of Education Chairman Mike Barbis took a break early Thursday from a lengthy contract... (Read more)

9 / 6 / 2019

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NPS develops plan to let teens sleep longer in 2020-21

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s high school students would be going to school in 2020-21 a full hour later than... (Read more)

9 / 4 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: NPS calendar draws outrage, Dias lawsuit works toward trial date, Lavielle scores 100

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk political notes for you: NPS calendar shift inspires dueling petitions The ‘other’ POKO lawsuit... (Read more)

9 / 3 / 2019

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Opinion: We need trauma-informed preschool practices

Alysse Loomis, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical social worker from Cromwell. This op-ed was originally published on CTMirror.org. Many... (Read more)

8 / 25 / 2019

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Norwalk education notes: A bonus, racial balancing stats and thoughts of school additions

Updated, 3:35 p.m.: PDF added. NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk education items for you: Adamowski gets a bonus after... (Read more)

8 / 22 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE breaks with tradition, gives March school break ‘a try’ in 2021

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools is “experimenting” by moving to a  March spring break in 2020-21, instead of... (Read more)

8 / 21 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE looks to move Kendall plan forward

Updated, 4 p.m.: PDF added; 3:34 p.m.: Clarification as to meaning of vote. NORWALK, Conn. – The proposal to... (Read more)

8 / 20 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE ponders enrollment projections

Updated, 10:33 p.m.: More information. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s shifting demographics might soon negate the need for a magnet... (Read more)

8 / 19 / 2019

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South Norwalk Library celebrates Mayor’s Summer Youth students

Correction, 7:40 p.m.: Kamil Bryan will be a high school senior.  NORWALK, Conn. – Each year the Mayor’s Summer Youth... (Read more)

8 / 18 / 2019

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Reading the tea leaves on accreditors’ views of plan to merge community colleges

A letter issued last month by accreditors about the merger the state’s 12 community college into a single statewide... (Read more)

8 / 10 / 2019

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NPS SAT ‘small gains’ touted as being against CT trend

Updated, 8:30 p.m.: Headline changed. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools is one of the few districts in the... (Read more)

8 / 6 / 2019

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