Massachusetts Education officials have announced their strategic plan for transforming the Holyoke Public School system. For staff and families, the devil will be in the details, as considerable planning continues.
Next week, a state board will be in Holyoke to assess whether Massachusetts should take control of the city’s public schools. The only other school district in the state currently in receivership is Lawrence.
The city’s superintendent says he now supports a state takeover of the school district, which disappoints teachers’ union president Gus Morales
Ahead of a possible state takeover of the Holyoke public schools, the city’s superintendent says he’s personally not opposed to state control.
Holyoke’s school superintendent is making the case that everyone work together to keep the district in local hands, and the head of the teacher union, who once filed a state grievance against the district, agrees.
Massachusetts education officials today will start a several day visit at Holyoke’s public schools. Students there have been underperforming on standardized tests for years. This week’s observations will help the state determine whether to put the district in receivership.
Parents, staff, and administrators at Morgan Elementary School in Holyoke, Massachusetts made their pitch last night to stop the school from going into state control.