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  • Ditrio explains ‘reluctance’ on Norwalk BoE’s math choice, hits back

    NORWALK, Conn. – There is some truth to an accusation made by Board of Education member Mike Barbis, Tony Ditrio said, explaining the reasons behind his actions. Ditrio, freshly retired after 17 years as principal of Kendall Elementary School but vowing to fight on to “make Norwalk Public Schools great again,” was responding, at NancyOnNorwalk’s…

  • Opinion: Can we see innovation and test scores?

    Tony Ryba has been a math teacher for twenty-three years. He is currently studying secondary math education at CCSU. Although tones, chords and rhythms of music easily appear as pieces of a mathematical system, few see math as music. Any connection between them might seem coincidental and deserving of little more than passing interest relative…

  • Norwalk math specialist defends Common Core State Standards

    NORWALK, Conn. – A photo that bounced its way across Twitter with the hash tag #commoncore #fail is not typical to what is going on in the schools, Norwalk Math Instructional Specialist Craig Creller said. “Some of what you see on the Internet is isolated examples of bad teaching,” Creller said, when asked about a Facebook…