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 →

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 →

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 →

WEST — Concerns about the potential level of city and state financial support will weigh on the school board as it develops a proposed education budget for 2022-23. The budget-making process kicked off Wednesday with Superintendent of Schools Mark Garceau and Cindy Kirchhoff, the school district’s director of finance andRead More →

Mayor Michelle Wu today announced the appointment of Dr. Stephen Alkins to the Boston School Board, for a 4-year term. The Boston School Committee is the governing body of Boston’s public schools. “Dr. Alkins has dedicated his career to bringing about the systemic change needed in this time,” said MayorRead More →

BRAINTREE – The day the State Department of Education extended the mask-wearing requirement Inside school buildings, the Braintree School Committee postponed much of its agenda because two of its seven members were not wearing masks. The maskless members were Tom Devin, who has been on the committee for a decade,Read More →

WESTERLY — Current high school students are open-minded about sexuality and understand that the country has at times struggled with discrimination, prejudice and racism, according to the school board’s student representative. Dominick Lombard, who was appointed as student representative in December, raised the issues with the school committee at itsRead More →

First published at 12:25 a.m. Last updated at 8:28 a.m. *** FRAMINGHAM – For the first time ever, the Framingham School Board has a woman of color as chairperson. The school committee elected Priscila Sousa, a member of the school committee for District 5, by an 8-0-1 vote, to beRead More →

FRAMINGHAM – On Wednesday evening, the Framingham school committee elected Priscila Sousa as its next president. The vote was historic as Sousa is the first woman of color to hold this title. It’s also historic because Sousa, like many students in the public school district, started out in a Portuguese-speakingRead More →

WEYMOUTH – John Sullivan will be the new chairman of the Weymouth school committee. Sullivan, a Boston College High School teacher who chairs the committee’s budget subcommittee, replaces Lisa Belmarsh as chair. After more than a decade on the Weymouth School Committee, Belmarsh now holds a seat on the townRead More →

WEST — The school board will consider asking the state General Assembly to extend two of six temporary bonuses available for school construction and renovation projects that meet goals set out in state law. A proposed resolution to be considered by the school committee at its Jan. 5 meeting asksRead More →

WILMINGTON — For the school committee meeting last Wednesday evening, Wilmington High School Principal Linda Peters, along with several curriculum team leaders, presented the WHS curriculum review. Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand began by relating the presentation to the Superintendent’s objective for the program review. He explained that this would beRead More →

Public domain The Brookline School Committee (BSC) has responded to recent work-to-rule action by the Brookline Educators Union (BEU) via a public statement. On December 17, the Brookline School Committee (BSC) released a public response to the recent work-to-rule action of the Brookline Educators Union (BEU) which began on DecemberRead More →

Some families affected by the closures expressed concern this fall about the district’s lack of effort to minimize disruption to their students. Administrators allayed some fears earlier this month by approving the addition of new sixth-grade cohorts at three elementary schools, Sumner, Blackstone and Mendell, where fifth-grade graduates have longRead More →

Elli Miles, the daughter of Maria Bartini and Ronald Miles of Clarksburg, was named this year’s recipient of the Certificate of Academic Excellence from the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents. Superintendent Barbara Malkas presents Elli Miles with the Certificate of Excellence. Malkas reads the story of outgoing members, Mayor ThomasRead More →

WILMINGTON — At the school committee meeting last Wednesday night, they received updates on high school events, COVID-19 and the year-end report, among other hot topics. Wilmington High School Angelyn Ciampa opened with a high school update. She described the NEASC tour and National Honor Society students and mentorship programRead More →

Last month, nearly 80% of Boston voters backed a nonbinding referendum asking voters to elect their school board members. Parents, students, advocates and city councilors began imagining on Monday what it would look like, how many members should be elected and from where. “There is a desire for the schoolRead More →

WORCESTER — The school committee agreed on Thursday to consider adding Chromebooks issued by students in the district to an existing policy requiring students to take care of school property. But most members were unwilling to draw up a special contract with parents holding them responsible for maintaining the $300Read More →

HOPKINTON — Over the past six months, local Republicans have slammed the Chariho School Board, Chair Linda Lyall and Superintendent of Schools Gina Picard over allegations they restricted public comment and took steps to prevent non-parents to have their say. on neighborhood affairs. When Hopkinton City Council members Michael GearyRead More →

The Board and School Select Committee considered seven candidates to fill the School Committee vacancy due to the resignation of former member Andrea Prestwich effective October 20. They narrowed down the choices to six candidates, Ralph Jones, Frances Leighton, Jeffrey Liberty, Glenn Robertelli, Jung Yueh and Amy Zuccarello. After askingRead More →

Lisa Redmond, special for the Millbury-Sutton Chronicle | The Millbury-Sutton Chronicle MILLBURY — In recent weeks, some anti-masker parents have lambasted the school committee, in person and online, for adhering to the state’s mandatory mask order in schools, but one Millbury parent has rebuked these remarks, calling them “shameful”. ‘TwoRead More →

More … than two out of three voters supported Question 1, a binding referendum asking whether the city should overhaul its budget process, giving city councilors more sway over the city’s purse strings. With 94.90 percentage of boroughs reporting at 11:41 a.m., 68,495 voters said yes to the changes andRead More →

HOPKINTON — A 38-year-old education consultant, mother of four, and Navajo Nation citizen will replace Reverend David Stall on the Chariho school board. Hopkinton City Council voted 3-2 on Monday night to appoint endawnis Spears (Dine/ Ojibwe/ Chickasaw/ Choctaw) to replace Stall, who resigned from his seat after complaining aboutRead More →