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School Committee to Vote on new Superintendent

Tonight: Worcester school board set to vote on next superintendent WORCESTER – Faced with one of the board’s biggest decisions in seven years, most School Committee members have seen enough. They’re ready to vote for a new superintendent Monday night. Board members said Friday they’re confident the next school chief…



Pezzella Makes Safety Recommendations for Worcester Schools

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…


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Team work makes the dream work at Burncoat Prep

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…


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Worcester School Committee reviews the over testing of Kindergartners

Are kindergartners being over-tested? Worcester school board to take a look WORCESTER – The School Committee will look at whether kindergarten students are being made to take too many tests, despite the interim superintendent’s argument that assessments are critical at that age.”I’ll proceed very cautiously before we start interfering” with…



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South High Band Needs Our Help

John Monfredo, Worcester School Committee South High School Band “The South High Community School Band will serve as an official representative of the State of Massachusetts in commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence”, stated John P. Wiscombe, president of the Music Celebration International, L.L.C.  in a letter…


New School Superintendent Timeline

The School Committee has initiated its search for a new Superintendent. The Community Involvement Committee would like to extend an invitation to be a part of a very important step in this process which is to identify the qualities the members are seeking in our new Superintendent. The open Community Forums…


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Novick to join MASC

Former School Committee Member Tracy Novick will be joining th Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) as a Field Director and Social Media specialist.  Below is the announcement from MASC   Novick Joins MASC as Field Director – MASC (Massachusetts Association of School Committees) MASC welcomes new Field Director for…