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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
Sep 23, 8:44 AM:

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 >

‘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/"
Column: MCAS results will spotlight academic needs after COVID year
Sep 20, 9:14 AM: The annual release of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test scores has garnered little attention in recent years — not so in 2021. When the results are made public this week, we’ll have our first look at >
Mass. teachers union: MCAS test ‘has allowed white supremacy to flourish in public schools’
Sep 20, 9:04 AM:

The state’s largest teachers union is blasting the MCAS test, saying it “has allowed white supremacy to flourish in public schools,” and has endorsed legislation designed to rethink the standardized test.

Parents Call For Remote Learning Option For Mass. Students Not Yet Eligible To Be Vaccinated
Sep 20, 9:02 AM: A group of parents from around Massachusetts is calling for remote learning options for some students.
This Western Massachusetts town has a high teacher retention rate; Superintendent credits culture of support
Sep 17, 8:37 AM: A formula of culture and climate in the Lee Public Schools, as well as proximity to the Massachusetts Turnpike, has helped the district maintain a high staff retention rate, in the eyes of Superintendent Michael Richard. >
Up to two years of free college credits? How this proposed charter school aims to do it
Sep 17, 8:34 AM: A group of local business leaders and educators have proposed a new regional charter school serving low-income, at-risk students in the Fall River and New Bedford area — one that is designed to provide up to two years of >
Editorial: Schools must meet students mental health needs
Sep 17, 8:28 AM: As they return to the classroom, youths urgently need access to mental health providers and counselors.
Massachusetts teachers unions blast Charlie Baker over refusal on statewide teacher vaccine mandate
Sep 16, 9:28 AM: The two largest teachers unions are blasting Gov. Charlie Baker over the state’s lack of a uniform vaccine policy at schools, saying he is “abdicating his responsibility” by leaving students and teachers unprotected >



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