Parents and teacher united, and divided, on school climate

Parents and teachers shared diverse opinions on the public school district’s strengths and weaknesses in written comments on a school survey, offering a detailed glimpse into a district of historically excellent academics that has fallen under heavy scrutiny over the past year because of mismanagement and illegal activity, which has led to high turnover and questions of where the district is headed.
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Special ed ombudsman says school probe most thorough of his career

The ombudsman charged with revamping Darien Schools’ special education department told the school board that his work in Darien is the most comprehensive of his 40-plus year career.
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An honorable quest: WWII dive bomber seeks to salute late comrade with Medal of Honor

With eyes burning blue as a gas flame, George Walsh stares into an over-size computer monitor, checking out the latest statistics for his blog about a World War II dive bomber, the late Wade McClusky. At 93, Walsh claims to be the oldest blogger on the Internet. Continue reading