Untangling MCAS in Southbridge

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📷 Jeffrey Villar, Ph.D. Receiver of Southbridge Schools. Photo by Helen Boyle By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – With the recent release of MCAS scores and accountability results for school districts in Massachusetts, familiar questions about the value of the test, or its potential disservice to students as claimed by […]

Villar Meets With School Committee and Town Council

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By Kaitlin Servant and Sarah Champagne SOUTHBRIDGE –  Jeffrey Villar, receiver of Southbridge Schools, presented an update on the district at a joint meeting of the Southbridge Town Council and the School Committee Tuesday, Oct. 10. Elected town officials had arranged the meeting on the date of the planned monthly […]

Southbridge Public Schools Awarded 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

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SOUTHBRIDGE – Southbridge Public Schools is pleased to announce that the district has been awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In his congratulatory letter to Receiver/Superintendent Jeffrey Villar, Governor Baker states, “Thank you for your commitment to supporting additional academically enriching opportunities […]

Southbridge School Year To Open With Several Personnel Changes

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SOUTHBRIDGE — “Back to school” time is quickly approaching with grades one through twelve in Southbridge reporting to school Monday, August 27. Kindergarten students arrive for the first day of school later in the week, Thursday, August 30.  The new year brings several personnel changes in the schools at the […]