Mitchell Chester, Massachusetts Education Commissioner, Dies At 65Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester has died after a battle with cancer.
State Education Board Takes Over 'Chronically Underperforming' Holyoke SchoolsThe Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 8-3 to accept a recommendation from state Education Commissioner to designate the Holyoke schools as "Level 5," or chronically underperforming.
88 Percent Pass High School MCAS But Racial Achievement Gap RemainsNearly nine in 10 Massachusetts high school sophomores passed the standardized MCAS exam on their first try this year.
State Official Temporarily Takes Charge Of Lawrence SchoolsState Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester plans to temporarily take charge of the Lawrence public schools on Jan. 1.
WBZ Soundbytes Of The Week: Frank, Chester, Cain, KermitTogether again: Barney Frank, Mitchell Chester, Herman Cain, Bobby Valentine & Kermit "the" Frog. Seriously. Produced by WBZ's Dave Mager.
State Takes Over Lawrence Public SchoolsThe state of Massachusetts will take over the troubled Lawrence public school system.
Mass. May Opt Out Of No Child Left Behind LawMassachusetts may be opting out of the No Child Left Behind Law.
Teacher Evaluations May Soon Include Student MCAS ScoresStudent performance is often judged by MCAS scores, and soon, teachers might be judged that way as well.
State Schools Chief: No Snow Day Waivers YetA top Massachusetts school official is telling local educators they have options for making up snow days and it's too early for talk about waiving the requirement that schools have at least 180 days of classes a year.
MA schools chief urges probation for charter
Judge denies bid to block Gloucester school
State panel seeks limits on virtual public schools