- Malden charter school asks for waiver of statewide evaluation, is denied by Dept. of Ed
- Oct 20, 8:20 AM: A Malden charter school that asked the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to waive statewide evaluation criteria on cultural proficiency was denied.
- ‘Parents don’t have a voice’: At meeting on Lawrence High School violence, School Committee seeks end of state control of school
- > Oct 19, 9:11 AM: A Monday night emergency meeting of the Lawrence School Committee and City Council over rising violence at the city’s high school ended with a central goal — to end a receivership that gives control of the school district
- MCAS scores down locally and statewide reflect gaps caused by pandemic
- > Oct 14, 5:35 AM: Across the state, school districts witnessed significant regression in MCAS performance, leading to some educators pointing to a year of remote learning making it challenging for students to live up to past expectations.
- Families of at-risk children struggle to balance safety and education this fall,
- > Oct 12, 9:13 AM: Weeks into the new school year, an unknown number of families across the city and state continue to struggle with a keenly painful dilemma: how to balance their children’s health and their education. Some, like Ramon and
- Pioneer Charter School of Science in Everett/Saugus providing additional supports to students and staff
- > Oct 12, 8:17 AM: In order to ease this transition, the Pioneer Charter School, a K-12 system with campuses in Everett and Saugus, has started a series of community-building events and exercises to help students get reacquainted and develop
- Collegiate Charter School of Lowell continues growth
- > Oct 7, 6:36 AM: When the Collegiate Charter School of Lowell opened — operating in borrowed spaces — school leaders likely couldn’t have envisioned it being where it is today, and where it will be in the near future.
- Opinion: Educator diversity is possible — and critical for kids
- Oct 5, 9:50 AM: Children can’t be what they can’t see, so let’s take this opportunity to surround them with educators who look like them, share their lived experiences, and can be a mirror for them.
- Mass. schools sitting on large pot of federal aid
- > Oct 4, 8:37 AM: While lawmakers weigh how to carve up a massive pot of COVID-19 relief funding, Massachusetts K-12 school districts have only used a fraction of the federal dollars they received, the state’s education secretary said
- What's next for the new charter school proposed for New Bedford or Fall River?
- > Sep 30, 8:20 AM: A new regional charter school is hoping to open in either New Bedford or Fall River next year, but a lot has to happen between now and then in order for the proposed Innovators Charter School to get off the ground.
- So far, Boston students see few signs of federal recovery money
- > Sep 29, 8:54 AM: The Lowell School District has used its federal pandemic aid to hire dozens of additional tutors and educators to work directly with students and added afterschool programming. Chicago is hiring nearly 1,000 math and
- Commentary: Want to address inequality? Stop waiting for schools to solve everything
- Sep 29, 8:45 AM: The education system has long reinforced the divide between rich and poor, and Boston’s history proves it.
- Mass. charter school group speaks out against Malden school’s lawsuit over state cultural criteria
- > Sep 29, 8:27 AM: The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association is speaking out in opposition to a lawsuit filed by Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden aimed at stopping state education officials from evaluating schools
- Column: City should hire superintendent who is open to new 'innovation' schools
- > Sep 28, 9:03 AM: But the more fundamental problem with their comments is a failure to address the substantive problem that has plagued Worcester public schools for many years: poor overall educational outcomes (as signified, among other
- Local Catholic schools see their enrollment rise during the pandemic
- Sep 28, 8:57 AM: The three local Catholic schools are growing, with a recent boost in enrollment and a near return to pre-pandemic normal.
- Catholic schools see increase in enrollment from families seeking in-person learning
- Sep 24, 8:11 AM: When many schools continued remote learning last fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, some parents sought alternatives that would give their children an in-person learning experience.
- Malden charter school suing Dept. of Ed. for ‘censoring’ its curriculum via statewide performance criteria
A Malden charter school is suing the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and its commissioner Jeff Riley for “censoring” its mission with new cultural performance criteria all charter schools >
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- ‘Learning loss’ or ‘structural racism’: What people are saying about the drop in MCAS scores
- Sep 22, 9:07 AM: The results of the 2021 test show an undeniable decline. However, there's disagreement about the root cause.
- Massachusetts has two of the best Catholic high schools in the country, according to Niche
- Sep 22, 9:03 AM: Massachusetts has two of the top 25 Catholic high schools in the U.S., according to Niche.
- Some Massachusetts Parents Resorting To Homeschooling This Fall
- > Sep 22, 9:00 AM: Despite receiving at least one call from a truancy officer, Treasure Houston said Monday she is “standing her ground,” refusing to send her three children, including one with chronic asthma, back to school in Boston.
- ‘This literally scares the hell out of me’: Parents call on state officials to make remote learning options available
- Sep 21, 8:50 AM: "I’ve had to choose between homeschooling my child working a full-time schedule or sending my kid into an essential death trap/"
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