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Accident, injury data along walking route leads to district adding a bus for students

Accident, injury data along walking route leads to district adding a bus for students

Along with other business, the city has committed to a bus to bring students from Rindge Towers and Jefferson Park to the Vassal Lane/Tobin school building.

School hirings bring ‘relationship’ talks, superintendent vow he’s not usurping

School hirings bring ‘relationship’ talks, superintendent vow he’s not usurping

Three surprise appointments, including one involving the head of the local teachers union, brought on a conversation about district transparency.

Difficulties handling ‘advanced learners’ in new structure is test for school officials

Difficulties handling ‘advanced learners’ in new structure is test for school officials

Questions remain on how to identify “advanced learners” and fit their work into school structures, and fears of “tracking” students persist as well.

Consultants hit half-million at high rates, committee acknowledges ‘sticker shock’

Consultants hit half-million at high rates, committee acknowledges ‘sticker shock’

The School Committee approved nearly $500,000 for three professional development consulting contracts, noting “Wall Street rates” and asking “What did we buy?”

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.

School Committee honors ‘small sample’ of student achievement from past year

School Committee honors ‘small sample’ of student achievement from past year

Student committee members, scholarship winners and the seven-member Envirothon team – the high school’s first in nearly a decade – were honored Tuesday.

Enough testing and tech! We don’t need the PARCC, we need our schools back

Enough testing and tech! We don’t need the PARCC, we need our schools back

This city, known for being progressive, innovative, smart and diverse, can do better than turn my child’s education into a series of exercises preparing her for standardized tests.

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.

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