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Norwalk Board of Ed chair urged members not to attend NAACP event  Thehour.com

NORWALK — First there was a heated exchange of words at a September Board of Education meeting between NAACP Norwalk Chapter President Brenda ...



Richard C. Briggs H.S. to change its name  Thehour.com

NORWALK -- Richard C. Briggs High School will likely go by a different name at the start of the new school year. School officials would like to change the name ...



Duff admonishes school board chair for NAACP snub  Thehour.com

NORWALK — State Sen. Bob Duff on Thursday issued a strongly worded condemnation of Board of Education Chairman Mike Barbis. Barbis sent an Oct. 5 ...



Nonprofit leader to be honored for efforts to SAVE ‘at-risk’ youth  Thehour.com

NORWALK — In 1973, the Rev. Albert Ray Dancy was sentenced to four years in prison; now, he visits penal institutions by choice. In fact, the 68-year-old has ...



Barbara Dalio takes holistic approach to educational philanthropy  CTPost

In a classroom filled with flashier dignitaries, it was easy to overlook Barbara Dalio. The Greenwich resident, in a casual white blouse, dark slacks and sweater, ...



Store to begin gun sales near Briggs HS in Norwalk  News 12 Connecticut

A weapon accessories store is about to add firearms to its inventory near a Norwalk school as tensions rise in the gun control debate across the country.



Briggs to refocus on overaged, under-credited students  Thehour.com

NORWALK -- Norwalk Pathways Academy at Briggs has long acquired students, who were referred from Norwalk High or Brien McMahon, for a variety of ...



Norwalk NAACP assails school board chairman, says black administrators targeted  Thehour.com

NORWALK — Members of Norwalk's NAACP attended a Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, condemning Board Chairman Mike Barbis for an October ...



Norwalk NAACP to protest school board boycott of scholarship dinner  Thehour.com

NORWALK — The local branch of the NAACP plans to speak in protest at Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting about an email chairman Mike Barbis ...



Norwalk Pathways Academy consolidation met with fierce opposition  Thehour.com

NORWALK — Dozens of Norwalk public school parents expressed a frenzy of opposition Thursday evening to the idea of consolidating Norwalk Pathways ...



Norwalk educators, support staff honored with excellence awards  Thehour.com

NORWALK — Dozens of educators and support staff were honored for their *service* to Norwalk Public Schools and their commitment to their students Thursday ...



See the graduation rate at your local high school  The CT Mirror

State officials celebrated another “record high” in graduation rates on Monday. Graduation rates have substantially increased over the past five years. Of the ...



City's high school graduation rate on slight decline  Thehour.com

NORWALK -- High school graduation rates in Norwalk have slightly decreased by nearly a half-percent from 2011 to 2014, while graduation rates at the state ...



Norwalk summer grads earn their diplomas  Thehour.com

NORWALK — While most high school seniors were soaking up the summer sun, 44 of their peers spent the summer working tirelessly to earn the last few credits ...



Legislature poised to loosen high school graduation requirements  The CT Mirror

Ordered by a Superior Court judge last fall to bolster graduation requirements so students are no longer awarded “diplomas but without the education we ...



New Brookside Elementary School principal puts focus on students  Thehour.com

NORWALK — Sandra Faioes will lead Brookside Elementary School as the new principal this year, continuing a lengthy educational career that began in 1998.



Troubled schools on trial: What does a high school diploma prove?  The CT Mirror

The question was straightforward: Is it possible for a student to make it all the way through his or her senior year, be given a high school diploma – and be ...



Educators develop new strategies for dyslexia  CT Post

There is so much confusion around what is best for children with dyslexia,” said Jule McCombes-Tolis, director of Fairfield University's Reading and Language ...



Newlywed Briggs High teens set to graduate June 15  Thehour.com

NORWALK -- Walking through the halls of Briggs High School, Marcela Menjivar and Johnny Velez look every bit the part of typical students. But take a closer ...



Norwalk PAL gala raises funds for youth activities  The Hour

NORWALK — A gala wine tasting and silent auction to benefit the Norwalk Police Activities League (PAL) was held on Thursday evening at Norwalk Inn ...



North Haven organization helping Connecticut school district develop strategies for dyslexia  New Haven Register

There is so much confusion around what is best for children with dyslexia,” said Jule McCombes-Tolis, director of Fairfield University's Reading and Language ...



More than 1,600 apply to take Norwalk entry-level firefighters exam  Thehour.com

NORWALK -- More than 1,600 persons have registered to take the entry-level firefighters examination next month to become Norwalk firefighters. Of the 1,616 ...



5 Norwalk High grads honored  The Hour

NORWALK -- A rare exhilaration prevailed at the 15th annual Teacher Honor Roll installation Sunday of five more Norwalk High School graduates. A primary ...



Troubled schools on trial: Who's in charge? State vs. local control  The CT Mirror

Tracy Snyder, a science teacher at East Hartford High School, was being asked to explain to a Superior Court judge how so many students who read and do ...



Sub charged with flirting with students  Stamford Advocate

The following day, Briggs Principal Alaine Lane complained to police, touching off a month-long investigation resulting in a warrant being issued for McNelis' ...



Norwalk man charged in sexual assault  Thehour.com

Correction: It was incorrectly reported in The Hour that the alleged victim was a student, but was instead, a faculty member. NORWALK — A 19-year-old Norwalk ...



Yesterday’s Stars: McMahon’s Joe Howell is still an MVP  Thehour.com

Joe Howell still remembers the night he snagged, grabbed and pulled down a school-record 36 rebounds for the Brien McMahon High School boys basketball ...



Forum Tuesday on how to improve low performing Dunbar School  Ct Post

BRIDGEPORT -- Dunbar School, a low performing school on the city's East End, has been on the chopping block twice in the past four years. Now local officials ...



Theodore Wilson III, 27, Norwalk Crossing Guard | Norwalk  The Daily Voice

NORWALK, Conn. – Theodore "Theo" R. Wilson III, a Norwalk crossing guard, died Jan. 24. He was 27. He was born May 31, 1985, the son of Jannett D. Keller ...



Brien McMahon, Norwalk High Seniors To Graduate Friday  The Daily Voice

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk will pull double-duty when the Classes of 2013 at Brien McMahon and Norwalk High Schools graduate in separate ceremonies ...



How did your school do on the new SBAC test?  The CT Mirror

See how your school and school district performed on the new English and math assessment tests aligned with Common Core state standards. The side-by-side ...



The Way We Were - by Francis X. Fay Jr.  Thehour.com

25 YEARS AGO. JAN. 22, 1989 - Roodner Court residents raise money through a series of programs to buy a white picket fence that is installed around Building ...



Norwalk Police: 'Gang Member' Out To Kill Rival  The Daily Voice

NORWALK, Conn. – A Bridgeport man who police say has been trying to kill a Norwalk man was arrested early Friday for the third time in three days in Norwalk, ...



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