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    Claire Bessette
    Friday, March 01, 2024

    DAY NEWSROOM: Day Staff Writer

    Claire Bessette

    Day Staff Writer

    Phone: (860) 701-4272

    Claire Bessette


    By Claire Bessette

    NFA has launched a marketing campaign to recruit private tuition-paying students from eastern Connecticut towns beyond its designated districts.
    A recent influx of hundreds of newcomer families to southeastern Connecticut has led to an expansion of English learners’ classes both in the public schools and in the community.
    No matter their age, educational backgrounds or experiences in getting to Norwich, immigrant students we spoke with expressed one universal, if cliché, theme ― the United States is the land of opportunity.
    Norwich and New London school districts have seen dramatic increases in newcomer multilingual learners moving into their cities and school districts.
    A mother and daughter who immigrated to Norwich from Peru are learning English with the help of a multilingual teacher, himself an immigrant from Mexico.
    The former John Mason School overlooking the historic Norwichtown Green will be on the market in August after it officially becomes surplus school property.
    The Norwich City Council will be asked Tuesday to approve a federal grant application seeking $15 million for improvements to the I-395 Exit 18 ramps with dedicated entrances into the planned new Occum Industrial Center.
    Norwich city leaders will consider reviving an effort to find a site for a new police station in time for a vote later this year.
    The arrest affidavit for Ryan O’Connell states he used the money to fund expenses at locations such as Dunkin Donuts, Starbuck’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods and the Fairfield Inn & Suites.
    The Wildcat Loft at Norwich Free Academy meets student needs, whether it be free clothing, school supplies or food and hygiene products.