State Education Officials Take Control Of Holyoke’s Schools

By an 8 to 3 vote, the state board on Tuesday declared the district is chronically under-performing and needs dramatic changes.

MONDAY’S PUBLIC MEETING: An ‘Opportunity’ Or ‘Disrespect?’ Mass. Education Board To Decide Whether To Take Over Holyoke Schools
INTERVIEW: Holyoke Superintendent Changes His Tune On Possible State Takeover
REACTION: Holyoke Teachers’ Union President Responds To Superintendent’s Shift On Receivership
INTERVIEW: With Possible State Takeover Looming For Holyoke Schools, A Look At Lawrence

State Education Board Votes 8-3 To Take Over Holyoke Schools

Updated at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Meeting in Fitchburg, a majority of the board voted to support a state takeover of Holyoke’s school district. The official vote was eight in support, three opposed.

TWEETS FROM TUESDAY’S BOARD MEETING: WBUR’s Peter Balonon-Rosen
INTERVIEW: Holyoke Superintendent Changes His Tune On Possible State Takeover
REACTION: Holyoke Teachers’ Union President Responds To Superintendent’s Shift On Receivership

INTERVIEW: With Possible State Takeover Looming For Holyoke Schools, A Look At Lawrence

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

As lawmakers begin vetting Governor Charlie Baker’s MBTA overhaul proposal, the House today dig’s into nearly 1,100 amendments proposed to the $38 billion House Ways and Means Committee fiscal 2016 budget.