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Showing 7/13/2021 to 3/28/2021

Report: Schools found ways to keep students on track during COVID

Norwalk one of nine school districts studied by RISE At the start of the last school year, only about... (Read more)

7 / 13 / 2021

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Cranbury Elementary look unveiled

NORWALK, Conn. — The new look for Cranbury Elementary School is developing. “We kept most of the building, in... (Read more)

7 / 9 / 2021

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Estrella fills NPS cabinet; NYC veteran to champion equity

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Alexandra Estrella has made the picks needed to fill out her cabinet.... (Read more)

7 / 8 / 2021

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NPS lifts some administrators; one leaves Central Office to work at Norwalk High School

NORWALK, Conn. — The look of Norwalk Public Schools has shifted, both online and in Central Office. NPS has... (Read more)

7 / 2 / 2021

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NPS roundup: Summer school scale up; reaching the unengaged; students aim for equity; NHS baseball

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools and the Board of Education has good news to share: Maritime summer school... (Read more)

6 / 21 / 2021

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Tracey Cubs participate in service learning projects

The Norwalk Board of Education is proud to recognize Tracey Elementary School students for leaving their PRINT on the... (Read more)

6 / 19 / 2021

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NPS looks to pilot virtual high school academy next fall

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools is looking to open a virtual school for high school juniors and seniors... (Read more)

6 / 18 / 2021

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Norwalk BoE thanks Estrella, extends her contract, boosts pay to $302K

NORWALK, Conn. — Alexandra Estrella has been given a one-year extension on her contract as Norwalk Superintendent of Schools,... (Read more)

6 / 17 / 2021

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NPS reinstates BMHS leadership; further ‘clarity’ promised

NORWALK, Conn. — Brien McMahon High School is getting its administrators back. “We are pleased to announce that Scott... (Read more)

6 / 16 / 2021

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Reinstate BMHS Principal Scott Hurwitz

This is an open letter to Dr. Estrella requesting the immediate return to Brien McMahon of our principal Scott... (Read more)

6 / 14 / 2021

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NPS investigation into BMHS continues, State probe ends

NORWALK, Conn. – A State investigation into “issues of concern” at Brien McMahon High School has ended. No action... (Read more)

6 / 14 / 2021

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NPS set to get its welcome center, down the street from Norwalk City Hall

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools plans to open a family center in the Human Services building at 1... (Read more)

6 / 11 / 2021

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HR consultants look under NPS’ hood, suggest tune ups

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools needs to be more responsive to its employees and to its potential employees,... (Read more)

6 / 4 / 2021

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Norwalk BoE assures South Norwalkers, Columbus parents, that new schools plan can succeed

NORWALK, Conn. — The City is going through a land acquisition process for a 12-acre plot in South Norwalk,... (Read more)

5 / 27 / 2021

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Norwalk Board of Education approves strategic plan framework, new district organization

NORWALK, Conn. — “Future Ready for All.” That’s the proposed title of Norwalk Public Schools’ new strategic plan for... (Read more)

5 / 26 / 2021

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NPS set for $24.8M in federal COVID relief round III funding

NORWALK, Conn. — The question marks can be discarded now – we have an official amount of federal funds... (Read more)

5 / 14 / 2021

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Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up?

With the first COVID-19 vaccine now authorized for adolescents, ages 12 and up, a big question looms: Will students... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2021

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NPS move to change SGC policy prompts parental objections

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk School Governance Councils, instituted five years ago as a way to guide individual school development,... (Read more)

5 / 6 / 2021

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NPS agenda prompts fear of redistricting

Rilling promises land acquisition for South Norwalk school NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk is prepared to move forward with its... (Read more)

5 / 5 / 2021

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Norwalk BET approves 2021-22 budget, using federal money to keep taxes flat

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s officially a “zero percent” increase for Norwalk Public Schools this year, though City departments have... (Read more)

5 / 4 / 2021

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NPS calls Norwalk budget strategy ‘fiscally irresponsible’

NORWALK, Conn. — A debate over what constitutes “the greatest good” that can come of federal COVID-19 relief money... (Read more)

4 / 27 / 2021

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Consultants recommend ‘one school renovation a year’

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk would ideally spend $20-30 million a year for two decades to update its schools, according... (Read more)

4 / 22 / 2021

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NPS pushes back, warning of ‘cliff;’ City focuses on efficiency audit and collaboration

NORWALK, Conn. — The “cliff” feared by Norwalk Public Schools now has a dollar figure attached to it –... (Read more)

4 / 14 / 2021

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Norwalk Public Schools gives update on end-of-year activities, new survey, strategic plan

NORWALK, Conn. — The dates for high school graduations and middle school promotion ceremonies are set, but the exact... (Read more)

4 / 9 / 2021

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City to consider athletic fields as location for new Norwalk High School

Updated, 3 p.m.: Information added, headline adjusted. NORWALK, Conn. — The City has settled upon an architect to design... (Read more)

4 / 8 / 2021

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Norwalk Council questions school bathroom needs

NORWALK, Conn. — Two Norwalk Common Council members are pushing back on parental perceptions that middle school bathrooms need... (Read more)

4 / 8 / 2021

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Norwalk BoE considers two schools on Chestnut Ave site

Updated,2:16 p.m.: PDF added, NPS PowerPoint presentation. NORWALK, Conn. — A radically different concept for South Norwalk school construction... (Read more)

4 / 7 / 2021

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Norwalk BET’s ‘0%’ funding for NPS will create a fiscally irresponsible ‘cliff’

We are greatly concerned by the recommendation last night to hold the Norwalk Public Schools budget to a zero... (Read more)

4 / 7 / 2021

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Former BMHS Principal Koroshetz appointed to Norwalk BoE

NORWALK, Conn. — Suzanne Koroshetz will assume the Norwalk Board of Education seat given up by Barbara Meyer-Mitchell. Koroshetz,... (Read more)

3 / 31 / 2021

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BOE Roundup: Questions about return to school; survey about spring break; food services recognized

NORWALK, Conn. — Transitioning Norwalk Public Schools away from hybrid learning won’t be a “cookie cutter process,” Superintendent of... (Read more)

3 / 28 / 2021

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