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Norwalkers make impassioned pitches for athletic fields, school improvements

NORWALK, Conn. – The state of Norwalk’s athletic fields and schools brought an unusually robust crowd to Wednesday’s Planning... (Read more)

2 / 8 / 2019

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Duff blasts Board of Ed Chairman; Penn-Williams: he should ‘step down’

Updated, 8:15 a.m.: Copy edits, revised headline NORWALK, Conn. – Multiple Norwalk Dems on Thursday blasted fellow Democrat and Board... (Read more)

2 / 8 / 2019

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BoE Chair discouraged members from attending NAACP event; NPS denied Penn-Williams sub work

Updated, 12:53 p.m.: Additional information, revised headline; 9:06 a.m.: revised headline; 8:36 a.m.: Copy edits, revised headline NORWALK, Conn.... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2019

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Norwalk High students struggle with bathroom shortage

Updated, 10:02 a.m.: NHS enrollment is 1770 students.  8:49 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Concerns about teenagers vaping... (Read more)

2 / 6 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE defends Costanzo

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalkers are reacting to the news that the New Haven Board of Education spent $150,000 on... (Read more)

2 / 5 / 2019

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NPS notes achievements: Tracey, NECA and hardworking high school students

Updated, 9:15 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk Public Schools announcements for you: Tracey Elementary School named... (Read more)

2 / 5 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE not crazy about Duff bill to let mayors choose BoE chair

Updated, 1:56 p.m.: copy edit; 8:51 a.m., 8:17 a.m.: Copy edits, information added NORWALK, Conn. – There are more... (Read more)

1 / 31 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE members pan idea to merge with Wilton

Updated, 2:07 p.m.: Additional information; 8:33 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – A misprint on proposed state legislation has... (Read more)

1 / 29 / 2019

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Barron ‘quits in huff,’ NPS Finance Officer to assist in City budget

Updated, 10:09 a.m.: Copy edits; 8:45 a.m.: Copy edits, added statement from Steven Adamowski NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Chief... (Read more)

1 / 24 / 2019

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Norwalk teachers’ union VP notes ‘resistance’ to ‘bold and costly plans’

Updated, 8:01 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – The “very large and aggressive” 2019-20 Norwalk Public Schools operating budget... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2019

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Opinion: Deferring new school start times – a difficult decision

In early January, Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski recommended that the Board of Education adopt an operating budget for... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE defers school start time change, requests ‘5.1 percent’ increase

NORWALK, Conn. – Funding for later school start times has been removed from the 2019-20 Norwalk Public Schools operating budget request.... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2019

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NPS demographic study shows big hike in Hispanic students

Updated, Jan. 20: link to 2015 document added. Updated, 9:37 a.m.: Added video of Costanzo.  9:10 a.m.: Copy edits... (Read more)

1 / 18 / 2019

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Norwalk political notes: Lamont, Tracey, state reps and federal workers

Updated, 8:51 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk announcements for you: Lamont visits Tracey to help Dalio... (Read more)

1 / 17 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE will tout successes in request for $12.9 million boost

Updated, 8:35 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Board of Education members are taking a new tone as they plan... (Read more)

1 / 15 / 2019

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Norwalk BoE reviews new ideas for Jefferson renovation

Updated, 8:11 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – A conceptual design for Jefferson Elementary School renovations shows features that... (Read more)

1 / 11 / 2019

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Norwalk education roundup: School construction; Costanzo lawsuit settled

Updated 10:01 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk education news for you: Columbus School construction project delayed... (Read more)

1 / 8 / 2019

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Norwalk education notes: Attendance, an abrupt end, and praise

Correction, 10:17 a.m.: Due to an editing error, the quote which begins “He devotes an…” was incorrectly attributed to... (Read more)

1 / 2 / 2019

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Opinion: A new kind of curriculum at Tracey School

Board of Education members Bruce Kimmel, Julie Corbett, Erik Anderson, and Barbara Meyer-Mitchell comprise the Board’s Curriculum and Instruction Committee.... (Read more)

12 / 30 / 2018

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Opinion: Why stories matter for children’s learning

Ever wondered why boys and girls choose particular toys, particular colors and particular stories? Why is it that girls... (Read more)

12 / 29 / 2018

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Norwalk BoE: A mysterious apology; skepticism and expectations

Updated, 9:24 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk Board of Education meeting activity for you: Barbis issues public... (Read more)

12 / 20 / 2018

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Norwalk BoE puts GPA changes on hold, looks to separate NECA, NHS

Updated, 8:22 a.m.: Copy edits, revised headline NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) would become a... (Read more)

12 / 19 / 2018

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Look beyond graduation rates for the story of education opportunity

Americans like to tout the importance of a high school diploma, but research reported in the CT Mirror recently... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2018

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Norwalk budget cycle begins with consideration of whopping increase

Correction, 10 p.m., Dec. 15: Bob Barron is Chief Financial Officer. Updated, 10:43 a.m.: Copy edits, revised headline NORWALK,... (Read more)

12 / 14 / 2018

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South Norwalk Dems will ‘go public’ on MIA BoE member Anderson

Updated, 1:57 p.m.: Comments from Erik Anderson and Mike Barbis added; correction, Anderson is no longer vice chairman and... (Read more)

12 / 6 / 2018

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Norwalk BoE begins budget push with look at per-pupil spending

Updated, 2:02 p.m.: Added chart from ctschoolfinance.org; 9:21 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk spends less money per-pupil... (Read more)

12 / 6 / 2018

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Norwalk BoE looks to pilot school in 2019

Updated, 8:43 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – School officials laid out plans at Tuesday’s Board of Education Meeting... (Read more)

12 / 5 / 2018

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Norwalk begins to curb the ‘summer slide’

In the 1970s, social scientists started to notice that students from lower socioeconomic circumstances lost ground academically over the... (Read more)

11 / 28 / 2018

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Eversource digging up Norwalk school bus depot

Updated, 6:50 p.m.: Information added. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk school buses have been moved across the street from the... (Read more)

11 / 27 / 2018

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Norwalk BoE set to revise GPA system, work toward keeping teens in bed longer

Updated, 2:41 p.m.: PDF added, copy edit; correction, Bruce Kimmel did not “sit in” on the task force meeting;... (Read more)

11 / 21 / 2018

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