Local districts react to extended school closure

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Meal plans continue in many districts 📷 The Citizen Chronicle file photo Area superintendents, principals, and teachers were learning along with the general public this afternoon that all schools across the state would remain closed until at least May 4. On Wednesday afternoon, Governor Charlie Baker and Department of Elementary […]

Massachusetts schools to remain closed another month

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Schools shuttered until at least May 4 due to COVID-19 pandemic 📷 Screenshot of Gov. Baker press conference with DESE Commissioner Riley on March 25, 2020. BOSTON — Schools across the Commonwealth will remain closed until at least May 4 and the fate of the MCAS test remains up in […]

As Education Activists Press, Peyser Says State “Trying To Do The Best We Can”

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📷 Members of Stand for Children Massachusetts delivered more than 1,700 letters to Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday asking for equity in school funding. [Photo: Katie Lannan/SHNS] Courtesy State House News Service By Katie Lannan, State House News Service STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 10, 2018…..A group of parents and advocates making their […]

Villar appointed as new receiver for Southbridge schools

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DESE taps Connecticut official for turnaround By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@thecitizenchronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Parents of local public school students will be notified this afternoon that Dr. Jeffrey Villar will serve as the district’s new state-appointed receiver. Jeff Wulfson, the acting commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and […]