School News

These New England high schools made the top 100 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 national rankings of public schools

April 30, 2019 | Dialynn Dwyer

U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of the best public high schools in the country on Tuesday, and this year only two New England schools cracked the top 100 nationally.

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These are the 10 best public high schools in Massachusetts, according to U.S. News & World Report

April 30, 2019 | Dialynn Dwyer

U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of the best public high schools in the country on Tuesday, and a Boston institution was once again named the best school in Massachusetts. 

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Ed-Tech Problems Open Doors for Entrepreneurs to Solve Them

April 23, 2019 | Michele Molnar
Jeff Scheur started NoRedInk out of frustration over the seemingly endless hours he spent grading English papers and realizing there must be a better way to help students improve their writing.
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Boston to name 3 finalists for school superintendent

April 17, 2019 | James Vaznis
Boston school officials are expected on Wednesday to announce three finalists for the superintendent’s job, a diverse group that includes a former Minnesota education commissioner, a high-ranking Miami-Dade County school district leader, and a principal at a local Catholic high school who once
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Seeking equity in funding for rural schools

April 16, 2019 | Michael A. Buoniconti
Thank you for this opportunity to testify before you on this important issue – equity for our public school children in rural Massachusetts. I ask for your support of Bill S.2185, which would establish a rurality factor in the Massachusetts education funding formula.
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6 Things To Know About The Proposed State Budget

April 10, 2019 | Mike Deehan

House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a workmanlike $42.7 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year that shies away from major changes in Massachusetts's tax policies but sets the stage for a reckoning later this year over how to increase funding for education and transportation.

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Changing of the guard at Port charter school

April 6, 2019 | Amanda Getchell

NEWBURYPORT — After six years leading River Valley Charter School, Andy Willemsen has decided to step down as director, passing the baton to current assistant director Jonnie Lyn Evans.

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How one Minnesota school, beloved by refugee families, has turned itself around while keeping its teachers, students and culture

April 4, 2019 | Beth Hawkins
What do you do with a school that is beloved by its families but is failing them academically? That is the heart of a community but isn’t teaching its children to read well enough to go to college, get jobs and give back?
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Adams: Trivia fundraiser to benefit BART

March 27, 2019 | The Berkshire Eagle

Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School is holding its annual fundraiser, Get BART Smart, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at 1 Commercial St.

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The world at their fingertips: Local students prep for state geography bee

March 27, 2019 | Greta Jochem

AMHERST — Cameron Gray-Lee, an eighth-grade student at Amherst-Pelham Regional Middle School, is working on sharpening his mental map of the world — including memorizing state capitals and bodies of water.

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