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After a rash of complaints about delays and crowded buses over the past month, school officials are looking to make improvements to the district's transportation... [Read More]
At the behest of school staff and students who suffered through an unusually hot start to the school year a month ago, school officials on... [Read More]
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A new government-funded research project at Worcester Polytechnic Institute aims to use artificial intelligence in hopes of revolutionizing the way teachers evaluate their own performance... [Read More]
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Cellphones and video games have garnered plenty of blame for society's ills. But a Clark University researcher makes the case they may be beneficial in... [Read More]
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Superintendent Maureen Binienda said she will continue to hold her annual kickoff rally for staff right before the first day of the school year, despite... [Read More]
School officials at Thursday night's School Committee meeting disagreed about whether it was fair for the district to offer its fee-based early drop-off service at... [Read More]
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School Committee members have made an inquiry into the district's before-school drop-off programs that charge participating families $5 a day.Dante Comparetto, whose motion on ... [Read More]
A representative for the Department of Higher Education this week said staff in her office were concerned about how Atlantic Union College's shutdown played out... [Read More]
Troubled by the prospect it would not be approved, sex education advocates in the region voiced their support for the middle sexual health curriculum that... [Read More]
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The school administration will revisit its proposal for a new middle school sex education curriculum after members of a school standing committee that was slated... [Read More]
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Relatively soon, school officials will have to decide whether the district should take over its busing operations, after the School Committee last week agreed to send the... [Read More]
After wrapping up a series of public discussions about the document that took place over the summer, the School Committee at its meeting Thursday unanimously... [Read More]
Two Central Massachusetts colleges are part of a new statewide higher education consortium that will seek to provide more postsecondary education opportunities to current and... [Read More]
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Some students may not be thrilled to see the bus pull up. But Burncoat High School senior Thu Le's jaw dropped when one rolled in... [Read More]
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Between the district's new Innovation Pathways and early college programs and a new introductory course for freshmen, Superintendent Maureen Binienda said, her administration is in... [Read More]
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Extreme heat is making for a rough first week of school across the region, but school districts seem set on getting through it without interruption.While... [Read More]
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The start of the school year brings new beginnings for students and school staff across the region. But for those watching public school budgets, it's... [Read More]
Parents who are homeschooling their children expressed frustration on Thursday about a recent communication breakdown with the district that they said resulted in many of... [Read More]
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After finally securing accreditation, one of the newest optometry programs in the country now has plans to expand service and outreach to people in the... [Read More]
In letters to parents this past week, Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School leaders said follow-up testing has shown there are not elevated levels of... [Read More]
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