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 →

EASTHAMPTON – The school board calls Mayor Nicole LaChapelle’s controversial remarks to a student in a high school civics class ‘racist and unacceptable’, and her use of profanity at a school as an ‘unprofessional’ official , according to an email sent by the committee to parents and guardians on Wednesday.Read 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 →

That’s not exactly what people think of when they hear about the school department’s open-door policy, and school board member Paul A. Magliocchetti wants it to stay that way. Magliocchetti revealed a confidentiality issue last Thursday after he and Vice President Toni Sapienza-Donais visited John C. Tilton School in HaverhillRead 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 →

EASTHAMPTON — The school board intends to investigate an alleged racist interaction between Mayor Nicole LaChapelle and a high school student enrolled in Easthampton’s We the People civics course. At the April 12 school committee meeting, member Megan Harvey said the committee received a letter from Shawn Sheehan, a highRead 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 →

NATICK — The results are in: Bruce Evans and Catherine Coughlin will join the Select Board as its two newest members, replacing incumbents Sue Salamoff and Richard Jennett, who declined to seek re-election. Evans was the top voter in the race, receiving 2,064 votes, or 38.1%. Coughlin garnered 34.9% withRead 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 →

As a newly appointed search committee sets out to find the Boston school’s next superintendent, city taxpayers will pay its outgoing school principal more than $300,000 in severance pay, according to his approved package. at a school committee meeting on Wednesday evening. Brenda Cassellius announced last month that she wouldRead 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 →