More than half of Thursday night’s three-hour school committee meeting was devoted to the problem of dyslexia and the various programs offered by the district to address it, as well as other learning disabilities. During the public comment period, several mothers spoke about their children’s reading problems and frustrations andRead More →

By State House News Service | April 26, 2022, 12:30 p.m. EDT Printed from: By Meg McIntyreState House Press Service When Mattapoisett residents go to the polls in less than a month, their ballots will show two vacancies on the school board and no candidate to fill them. NoneRead More →

The Eagle-Independent has contacted the five candidates vying for two open school committee seats in the May 3 municipal election in Westford. The candidates are Marisol Garcia, Derek Lo, Meghan O’Connell, Betsy Kwon and Sean Kelly. Here, Garcia shares answers to Eagle-Independent’s candidate profile. NAME: Marisol Garcia OCCUPATION: Lawyer POSITIONRead More →

TEWKSBURY – Four finalists for the post of superintendent of Tewksbury Public Schools have been selected to replace former superintendent Chris Malone, who retired earlier this year. In addition to assistant superintendent Brenda Theriault-Regan, who currently serves as acting superintendent, the other finalists are Brent Conway, assistant superintendent of theRead More →

April 14—Name: Erin (Jansen) Berger Age: 46 years old Education: BS in Health Education, Minor in Psychology, Concentration in Athletic Training from University of Massachusetts Lowell, MBA from Suffolk University. Also attended Salisbury Memorial School, Triton Junior High and Triton High School. Address: 117 Ferry Road. Occupation: Supervisory Examiner FieldRead More →

The Student-Led Social Entrepreneurship Committee of the UA Clinton School of Public Service will host a panel discussion titled “Building Better Communities Through Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship” on Thursday, April 21, at CALS Rock It ! Laboratory in downtown Little Rock. The event will be available to attend in personRead More →

The school committee at Wednesday’s meeting ratified three-year contracts for the teachers’ and caretakers’ unions and a one-year contract for the school doctor. Superintendent Carol Cavanaugh said using an interest-based negotiation model has proven successful and resulted in a more collaborative process. The Hopkinton Teachers Association pact calls for aRead More →

April 1—HAVERHILL — The school board is planning to hold an emergency meeting Monday night specifically to discuss an incident at Haverhill High School Thursday during lunch when two female students got into a fight and one was arrested by police. School officials said one of the students was scratchedRead More →

LOWELL — School committee member Andy Descoteaux resigned his seat on Monday, effective immediately. In his resignation letter sent to Superintendent of Schools Joel Boyd, Descoteaux cited health issues as the reason for his sudden resignation. “Following a recent diagnosis and in accordance with the strong recommendation of my physician,Read More →

Last night the Haverhill School Board agreed to ask the state again to replace or renovate John Greenleaf Whittier School, but not before they wandered off into other school replacement ideas. The submission of another Expression of Interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s core program refers to the 65-year-oldRead More →

Editor’s note: The Concord Journal has contacted the three candidates vying for two vacant seats on the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School Board. The candidates are Cara Endyke Doran, Maura Carty and Kevin Matthews. Lincoln’s municipal election is March 28. Here are Doran’s answers. Organic OCCUPATION: International Health EDUCATION: Masters in PublicRead More →

The following was submitted by School Committee Member Melissa Masardo: It’s election season in Burlington once again, and once again all semblance of civility seems to be conveniently abandoned. Over the past week, questions have been raised regarding the qualifications of school committee nominees, in particular Melissa Masardo. There seemRead More →

NATICK – I am writing to endorse Elise Gorseth for the Natick School Committee. Elise has my full support for:• His sincere interest and commitment to the Natick Public School community.• His talent for listening and translating comments into clear recommendations and action plans.• His professionalism and partnership even duringRead More →

LOWELL – Two new mental health professionals will soon be part of Lowell Public Schools, serving students and staff. At Wednesday’s school committee meeting, committee members unanimously approved a director of mental health and social-emotional learning services, as well as a district mental health support specialist/ district-wide behaviour/SEL. According toRead More →

I ask you to vote for my re-election to the school committee on Monday, March 7. My experience, vision, and compassion give me insight to foster students’ academic growth while caring for their social and emotional well-being. With six years of school committee experience, I bring the depth of knowledge,Read More →

WINCHESTER — Current school board chair and Winchester resident of 11 years, Karen Maruyama Bolognese, is up for re-election to the school board. She has served on the committee for the past three years, including as chair and vice-chair. According to Bolognese, it takes time and effort for a memberRead More →

WILMINGTON — At their meeting last Wednesday evening, the school committee reviewed the budget hearing and presentations from Wilmington High School student representative Angelyn Ciampa and principal Linda Peters. Briefly sharing some highlights of the proposed budget for 2023, the superintendent, Dr. Glenn Brand, referenced the projected enrollment of 2,757Read More →

The schools are desirable, and for good reason: While the rest of Boston’s high schools often struggle academically, the high-performing exam schools are the best the city has to offer, providing students who pass the exam process with admission a solid and rigorous academic training. path to college and career.Read More →

Parents attending a Westwood school committee meeting on Thursday night were torn over what to do about masks after Massachusetts decided on Wednesday to let its school-wide mask requirement expire. state on February 28. Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision leaves school districts to decide whether to continue mandating masks. “At someRead More →

The end of February marks the end of mandatory masking for Haverhill students. Last night, the school board joined Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in not countering Governor Charlie Baker’s orders to lift statewide mask requirements starting Feb. 28. Following Baker’s announcement, cities and towns had the ability toRead More →

Posted 3:05 p.m. Updated 4:21 p.m. *** FRAMINGHAM – President Priscila Sousa recently named the seven sub-committees of the Framingham School Board. There are 9 elected school committee members and seven sub-committees for this 2022-23 term. Each sub-committee has four members. The chair of the school committee has the powerRead More →

Boston city councilors are taking steps to transition the mayoral-appointed policy-making body that oversees Boston’s public schools to an elected board. City councilors Ricardo Arroyo and Julia Mejia on Wednesday reintroduced a bylaws petition, which they originally filed last year, that would allow residents to elect school committee members. TheRead More →

Amid a Wednesday meeting disrupted by a small group of anti-vaccination protesters, the Boston City Council voted to consider turning the city’s mayor-appointed school board into a publicly elected body. Boston voters overwhelmingly expressed their preference for an elected school board in a nonbinding referendum in November. For change toRead More →