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  • New principal at Kendall Elementary School lauded as team player, difference maker

    New principal at Kendall Elementary School lauded as team player, difference maker

    The Norwalk Board of Education voted unanimously to approve Jennifer Sweeters as the new principal of Kendall College and Career Academy, also referred to as Kendall Elementary School.   “Jennifer Sweeters has dedicated many, many years of her life to the children of Norwalk Public Schools and has been extremely flexible when needed to be in…

  • Norwalk BoE delays plan for year-round Kendall school

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Board of Education members on Tuesday disappointed some members of the community, opting not to go full steam ahead on two budget initiatives. Kendall Elementary will not become a year-round school this year, but will instead get additional funding through a magnet school designation, through the unanimous BoE vote. In addition,…

  • 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 make Kendall Elementary School a groundbreaking year-round educational program, with longer school days and shorter vacations, is set to be voted on Tuesday by the Norwalk Board of Education. Kendall would become year-round in 2020-21 under…

  • Norwalk teachers’ union reps speak out against Kendall ‘experiment’

    NORWALK, Conn. — It’s unfair to target Kendall Elementary School for a Norwalk Public Schools experiment, Jeff Beckley said Tuesday. “As of this evening, 22 Kendall teachers have confirmed to me over the last two weeks that they have or are ready to notify HR of their intent to transfer,” said Beckley, Norwalk Federation of…

  • Parents hear Kendall Elementary year-round schooling plan

    Parents hear Kendall Elementary year-round schooling plan

    NORWALK, Conn. — Longer school days and shorter vacations may be the future of education at Kendall Elementary School, under an experimental program unveiled to mixed reviews by parents Thursday. The year-round model, which could debut in 2020-21, also includes an additional 300 hours of teaching per year that research has shown significantly improves student…

  • Norwalk BoE looks to pilot school in 2019

    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 for a pilot school offering a fundamental change in instruction. Outside funders have already pledged to cover half the $3.6 million cost of a three-year attempt to create a School of Distinction with a student body…

  • Election Day: Confusion over polling places; votes for Hillary and Wendell Willkie

    Updated 6:04 p.m., with input from candidates and voters at West Rocks and Marvin; 6:25 p.m., more photos. NORWALK, Conn. – Kendall or Tracey? Very slow or sorta slow? Voting for Hillary? Wendell Willkie??? Indeed, there was confusion about polling places and maybe which election this is, but there were also voters with myriad different…