It’s budget time for the Massachusetts Senate this week. Senators will wade through 1,167 amendments to the spending plan starting on Tuesday.
About 87 percent of students graduated in four years last school year, an increase of just over a percentage point from 2014.
Children were allegedly thrown to the floor, kept in locked closets, and put in restraints as punishment, which violates state law. Holyoke’s state receiver says procedures have since improved.
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
The third human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Massachusetts was confirmed Monday in Franklin County. The patient is under the age of eighteen, and is currently hospitalized.