Holyoke Educators And Students Head Into A New Era

Opening Day, August 31st, Under State Control

Holyoke families and educators are preparing for a new school year, with a state appointed leader, and a lot of new teachers. What will all this change look like in the classroom, and will students in the district improve enough by state standards to gain back local control, as so many want?

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Governor Charlie Baker’s signature is all that’s needed to green-light a “sales tax holiday” on August 15th and 16th. The Legislature passed the sales tax holiday bill last week, which has become an annual event in recent years.