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NPS High School Students Named Scholastic Art Award Winners
Posted on 02/06/2019
Art Students from Norwalk Public Schools were recognized by the Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards for their work in photography, drawing and illustration, sculpture and painting. Winners were celebrated at the Regional Celebration Award Ceremony in January at the University of Hartford where their artwork was displayed.  READ MORE... about NPS High School Students Named Scholastic Art Award Winners
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NPS Middle School Students Participate In National Geographic GeoBee
Posted on 02/06/2019
Middle school students from across the district showed off their geography expertise in school-based National Geographic GeoBee competitions in January. The first place winners now await the results of an online-proctored test, which will be available in early March. The top 100 ranked students in each state qualify to represent their school at the state level GeoBee competition.   READ MORE... about NPS Middle School Students Participate In National Geographic GeoBee
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Tracey Elementary Named 2019 State School of Character
Posted on 02/04/2019
Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character education, has named Tracey Elementary School as a 2019 Connecticut School of Character. The program recognized Tracey as a school that has demonstrated its use of character development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior and Tracey’s school climate.  READ MORE... about Tracey Elementary Named 2019 State School of Character
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A New High School Program of Study: A Message from the Board of Ed Curriculum & Instruction Committee
Posted on 02/04/2019
The most complex and expensive initiative in the Board of Education’s strategic operating plan, adopted three years ago, was changing the graduation requirement at our high schools from a minimum of twenty to twenty-six credits – which conforms to the state’s recommendation for modern high schools. For years, too many of our high school students had multiple study halls most days simply because there were not enough course offerings.   READ MORE... about A New High School Program of Study: A Message from the Board of Ed Curriculum & Instruction Committee
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NPS School Readiness Preschool Program Application Is Live
Posted on 01/25/2019
The NPS School Readiness Preschool program preliminary application is now live through March 15. School Readiness is a state funded subsidy program that helps families afford high quality early childcare on a sliding fee scale. School Readiness programs provide care for 3-4 year olds whose families qualify for tuition assistance determined by the family size and income.   READ MORE... about NPS School Readiness Preschool Program Application Is Live
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NPS Students On Track To Earn State Seal Of Biliteracy
Posted on 01/25/2019
A group of NPS high school students are on their way to earning the Connecticut State Seal of Biliteracy, an award which recognizes those who have studied and demonstrated proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.   READ MORE... about NPS Students On Track To Earn State Seal Of Biliteracy
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NECA Approved For Separate School Status By The State
Posted on 01/24/2019
The Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) will become its own NPS high school effective July 1, 2019. A P-Tech model leader in the state, NECA was granted separate school status approval by The State Department of Education in mid-January.  READ MORE... about NECA Approved For Separate School Status By The State
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Deferring New School Start Times - A Difficult Decision By Bruce Kimmel, Bryan Meek, Mike Barbis and Mike Lyons
Posted on 01/21/2019
In early January, Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski recommended that the Board of Education adopt an operating budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year that would increase education spending by $12.8 million.  READ MORE... about Deferring New School Start Times - A Difficult Decision By Bruce Kimmel, Bryan Meek, Mike Barbis and Mike Lyons
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A Nation at Hope Supports Holistic Approach to Education
Posted on 01/17/2019
As a founding member of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (the “SEAD Commission”), the Dalio Foundation proudly endorses the newly released report, “From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope,” and accompanying recommendations for research, policy, and practice on how to best educate children and honor creative teaching.  READ MORE... about A Nation at Hope Supports Holistic Approach to Education
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NPS Magnet Schools Now Accepting Lottery Applications
Posted on 01/11/2019
The Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School and Columbus Magnet School are now accepting lottery applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Information sessions for both programs will take place starting in mid-January and will run throughout the next few months.  READ MORE... about NPS Magnet Schools Now Accepting Lottery Applications