Proponents of Springfield’s Empowerment Zone say it offers autonomy to principals and teachers, which is often found in charter schools, with the mandate to serve all students, which is a hallmark of traditional public schools.
According to a new study, there were more than 3,000 students on waitlists for vocational schools in Massachusetts as of October 2015. And the report estimates that another 2,200 would want attend one if they were offered where they live.
Eight days to go before Election Day — but already hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents have cast ballots during the state’s first-ever early voting period.
College students are returning to campuses across the country this week. In New England, a demographic shift has some public colleges and universities trying to fill seats by luring students from neighboring states.
It’s budget time for the Massachusetts Senate this week. Senators will wade through 1,167 amendments to the spending plan starting on Tuesday.
The guidance is unlikely to cause much protest among Massachusetts educators, according to the superintendent of the Northampton Public Schools.
A group of seventh grade students at Duggan Academy plan to deliver a petition to their principal to ask that all clothing sold with the school’s logo be certified fair trade or union-made in America.
Massachusetts State Senator Brian Joyce made headlines last week when his law office was raided by the FBI and IRS, but few Republicans are calling for him to resign so far.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
About 87 percent of students graduated in four years last school year, an increase of just over a percentage point from 2014.
With the growing attention on neuroscience in education, an industry has popped up called “executive function coaching.” But some educators and researchers wonder if the science behind the approach supports its steep price tag.
Legislative leaders and Governor Charlie Baker do not appear too concerned by their lack of progress on major bills as they head towards a seven-week recess period that starts later this week.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is proposing to expand the number of charter schools in the state’s lowest performing school districts.
Leaders of Springfield Prep Charter School, which will open next Fall in the South End, are finding it’s hard to recruit among their target population — families with few resources, who live in the neighborhood. Charter school critics say that’s the problem.
Many vocational high schools in Massachusetts are unable to serve all local students, with long wait lists for admission, but that’s not the case for some schools in the western part of the state.