Worcester City Council opposes higher cap on charter schools WORCESTER – The City Council has joined the School Committee in going on record in strong opposition to raising the cap on charter schools.By a 10-1 vote, the council Tuesday night adopted a resolution requesting Gov. Charles D. Baker Jr.
Safety equipment upgrades, more police officers recommended for Worcester schools WORCESTER – The district’s school safety liaison and a special advisory committee advises implementing several recommendations from a recent independent audit of the district’s safety systems, including upgrading school security hardware and adding two police liaison officers.Robert Pezzella also suggests changing the title of his current position from school safety liaison to director of school safety and communication.
Forming a new ‘family’ at Worcester’s Burncoat Prep WORCESTER – The sign hanging on the wall behind Deborah Catamero’s desk offers a persuasive bit of advice: “Save time, see it my way.””It’s really our way,” the Burncoat Street Preparatory School principal said Friday, laughing off what is meant to be a joke.
A Spag’s primer: 5 things the younger generation should know Bargain seekers by the thousands are getting a little nostalgic with the demolition this week of the Spag’s building in Shrewsbury.
The 4th Annual Bullying Prevention and Education Conference will be held on Thursday March 3rd at North High School Keynote Speaker Kirk Smalley – Stand for the Silent Stand for the Silent was organized in 2010 by a group of students from the Oklahoma State University/Oklahoma City Upward Bound Chapter after they heard the story of Kirk and Laura Smalley’s son, Ty Field-Smalley. At eleven years old, Ty took his own life after being suspended from school for retaliating…
If you have not noticed there will be thre, count them, three Whiskey Bars in Worcester. All with a different fervor. Below is a write up on two of them. Just a few more things happening in the Woo. Whiskey on Water will truck in the food for Worcester – Worcester Mag It has been a few years since the doors to 97 Water St. opened to an operating business. Ever since a frozen sprinkler pipe closed the former…
Hanover Theatre fills bill for arts education WORCESTER – When The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts opened in 2008, it filled a void for Worcester.
Worcester school projects don’t make state’s latest cut; will be resubmitted next year WORCESTER – Three school renovation projects district officials had hoped would be picked by the Massachusetts School Building Authority this month did not make the cut.According to a letter from MSBA officials to City Manager Edward M.
Student suspensions in Worcester decline under new state law WORCESTER – Student suspensions in the city schools for the previous school year fell substantially under a new student discipline law that took effect prior to last school year.According to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 1,929 Worcester students were disciplined in the 2014-15 school year, down from 2,608 in 2013-14.
What’s New: Worcester studio moves beyond the sip-and-paint experience WORCESTER – Susan Dunshee, owner of Just Paint Studio, is all about taking creative ideas and bringing them to life. Starting with a hobby of organizing painting parties with family and friends, Ms. Dunshee launched Just Paint in 2011 and turned it into a learning space for classes and events.Her business began as a paint and BYOB experience, providing step-by-step lessons in canvas painting while the class sips and enjoys the…