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No space at Doherty: Worcester seeks rental space for advanced academy

No space at Doherty: Worcester seeks rental space for advanced academy WORCESTER – The school system’s proposed advanced academy may not fit anywhere within the district, which is looking for rental opportunities in the city.According to a request for proposals released two weeks ago, the School Department wants to lease,…


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Call made for Worcester Police to stop arresting students in schools

Call made for Worcester Police to stop arresting students in schools WORCESTER – Those opposed to having police officers in schools asked the City Council on Tuesday to order police officers stationed inside Worcester schools to not arrest students inside of school, except for egregious criminal acts.


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Worcester Police Department’s role in city schools questioned

Worcester Police Department’s role in city schools questioned WORCESTER – With the assignment of five full-time police officers to city high schools, officials are working to update policies to more clearly define the role that law enforcement will take on school grounds.Two officers have also been assigned to the Worcester…


Worcester school board to advertise again for superintendent search consultant

Worcester school board to advertise again for superintendent search consultant WORCESTER – Disappointed that only two companies responded to its first advertisement, the School Committee last week agreed to resubmit its request for proposals for a superintendent search consultant.”The more responses we get, the better it is for our school…


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Worcester school to hold gala benefit for community playground

Worcester school to hold gala benefit for community playground WORCESTER – As new Spanish-speaking families acclimate and become part of the larger community, the main barrier they encounter is language differences. This is especially true for the children enrolled in the Worcester Public Schools, where these problems can impede academic…


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Central Mass. school leaders welcome revamped MCAS

Central Mass. school leaders welcome revamped MCAS In an 8-3 vote, the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Tuesday approved a proposal to roll out a revamped MCAS test in 2017. The board’s decision was well-received by several education officials in Central Massachusetts, who said the extended timeline…


Worcester schools must correct 45 areas after state review

Worcester schools must correct 45 areas after state review WORCESTER – The School Department will have to submit a corrective action plan to the state by early next month, after the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s regular review of the district found dozens of instances where the schools were…


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Clark University hosting Splash this weekend

Clark University Educational Studies Program Student Registration Is Now Closed Clark University’s Educational Studies Program (ESP) is a student volunteer run organization. Our biannual event, Splash, offers a full day of over 100 classes taught by Clark students to over 400 local students in grades 5-12.  


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Commentary: Disruptive students hurt high achievers most

Disruptive students hurt high achievers most Low-income strivers – impoverished families who follow the rules and work hard to climb the ladder to the middle class – may be the most underserved population in America today. In few realms is that more evident than education reform.


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Cell Phones in the Classroom, Good Idea?

The School Committee took up the discussion of cell phones in the classroom last night.  This is a very complex topic and the answer is not as cut and dry as one would think.  The policy currently dictates that cell phones must be stored away in lockers.  No decision was…