District mismanagement runs deeper than special ed

A desk audit conducted during the summer by state officials found Darien Schools were out of compliance in 16 areas related to bullying, sexual harassment and gender equality in school sports. These findings have opened up a litany of other management issues going back to 2011, as a lack of information from the district administration has prevented the problems from receiving public scrutiny.
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School employees break silence

The silence has died.

In the wake of a growing and deepening public school crisis, current and former Darien Schools employees are stepping forward to shine some light on an assortment of problems that happened last year and which ended in findings of illegal activity and the resignation of the district’s superintendent.
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Parents say systemic issues plague special education

It was a baptism, of sorts. As rain poured onto Tokeneke School on Monday, soaking the grounds and leaving a muddy mess all around, fathers and mothers of special needs children created a flood of emotional stories and powerful revelations of what appears to be a deep and systemic problem within the public schools.
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