Nearly nine in 10 Massachusetts high school sophomores passed the standardized MCAS exam on their first try this year.
State Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester plans to temporarily take charge of the Lawrence public schools on Jan. 1.
Together again: Barney Frank, Mitchell Chester, Herman Cain, Bobby Valentine & Kermit “the” Frog. Seriously. Produced by WBZ’s Dave Mager.
The state of Massachusetts will take over the troubled Lawrence public school system.
Massachusetts may be opting out of the No Child Left Behind Law.
Student performance is often judged by MCAS scores, and soon, teachers might be judged that way as well.
A 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.
State Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is recommending the board of education place a Gloucester charter school on probation.
A superior court judge has denied a bid by parents to block the Gloucester Community Arts Charter School from opening this fall.
WBZ’s Jon MacLean has more with the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education.