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Vote brings talks for superintendent’s third term; his job review starts in July

Vote brings talks for superintendent’s third term; his job review starts in July

The School Committee made the first official move in a third term for Superintendent Jeffrey Young and dueled Tuesday over who gets to work on family engagement issues.

School projects emphasize environment, community; King Open kids gets A/C

School projects emphasize environment, community; King Open kids gets A/C

Remediation threatened a September 2015 opening for the city’s first in a round of remodeled schools, but that and various capital projects go on.

School Committee meeting: PARCC test rejection next year wins support, praise

School Committee meeting: PARCC test rejection next year wins support, praise

Keeping MCAS and delaying use of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career test topped Tuesday’s agenda.

Seven-day consultant promises results on school achievement gap, ed school flaws

Seven-day consultant promises results on school achievement gap, ed school flaws

A $140,000 education consultant is promising that his system will show how to correct teacher-education program flaws and even lessen the district’s achievement gap.

Superintendent suggests no PARCC test next year; committee weighs in Tuesday

Superintendent suggests no PARCC test next year; committee weighs in Tuesday

The topic has been on the agenda for the School Committee meeting for Tuesday. The recommendation appeared this weekend without fanfare.

Parents say school officials failed them after arrest of teacher child porn suspect

Parents say school officials failed them after arrest of teacher child porn suspect

School Committee members have praised the city’s response to the arrest of teacher Josh Wairi, while parents have called it “wanting,” “appalling” and “ridiculous.”

Music program rollout could take teacher, and Peabody parents don’t want her gone (correction)

Music program rollout could take teacher, and Peabody parents don’t want her gone (correction)

Kodaly Music Education, which makes music integral, was one of many topics addressed by district officials this week.

Lesley graduates 1,945 students; ‘Giver’ author Lowry speaks on power of words

Lesley graduates 1,945 students; ‘Giver’ author Lowry speaks on power of words

Lesley University granted 1,446 master’s degrees, 473 bachelor’s degrees and 26 doctoral degrees Saturday at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston.

City Council speaks up about PARCC, school test sparking concern statewide

City Council speaks up about PARCC, school test sparking concern statewide

Councillors added to discussion about the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exams, while the School Committee remained silent.

District expects solution for families foiled by kindergarten policy, for long term too

District expects solution for families foiled by kindergarten policy, for long term too

The “Olá 4” got good news this week – just short of an outright guarantee that the families’ kids were getting into the Olá Bilingual Program.

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