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WWLP Springfield
State to consider 6 new charter schools, 2 in Western Massachusettsto an additional 540 seats. They serve students in grades 5-8. The Education C
State to consider 6 new charter schools, 2 in Western Massachusetts
WWLP Springfield / Posted 7 days ago
to an additional 540 seats. They serve students in grades 5-8. The Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will consider comments solicited from the superintendents within each charter... Read more
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The Herald News
'Next generation' MCAS exam to be developed by current test vendorof Dover, N.H., was one of two vendors who answered a request for responses iss
'Next generation' MCAS exam to be developed by current test vendor
The Herald News / Posted 7 days ago
of Dover, N.H., was one of two vendors who answered a request for responses issued by the department. Last November, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to develop a hybrid exam, dubbed the "next-generation MCAS," that would... Read more
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Lowell Sun
"Next generation" MCAS to be developed by NH vendorof Dover, N.H., was one of two vendors who answered a request for responses iss
"Next generation" MCAS to be developed by NH vendor
Lowell Sun / Posted 7 days ago
of Dover, N.H., was one of two vendors who answered a request for responses issued by the department. Last November, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to develop a hybrid exam, dubbed the "next-generation MCAS," that would... Read more
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Boston Globe
Charter schools seek to expandwill decide by mid-September which applicants can submit final proposals, which
Charter schools seek to expand
Boston Globe / Posted 8 days ago
will decide by mid-September which applicants can submit final proposals, which the agency will then review. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will vote on the proposals in February. Mitchell Chester, the state commissioner... Read more
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The Daily Comet
Despite gains, Louisiana still lags in U.S. education rankingsof its peers.

"Over the past 50, 60, 100 years, we have dug a deep hole,"

Despite gains, Louisiana still lags in U.S. education rankings
The Daily Comet / Posted 8 days ago
of its peers.

"Over the past 50, 60, 100 years, we have dug a deep hole," said Jim Garvey, president of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. "It takes a while to get out of a deep hole."

The state's latest bid to... Read more

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The Houma Courier
Despite gains, Louisiana still lags in U.S. education rankingsof its peers.

"Over the past 50, 60, 100 years, we have dug a deep hole,"

Despite gains, Louisiana still lags in U.S. education rankings
The Houma Courier / Posted 8 days ago
of its peers.

"Over the past 50, 60, 100 years, we have dug a deep hole," said Jim Garvey, president of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. "It takes a while to get out of a deep hole."

The state's latest bid to... Read more

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The Brockton Enterprise
Change in location, shortened school year approved for Brockton charter schoolOmari Walker, executive director of the New Heights Charter School, which was a
Change in location, shortened school year approved for Brockton charter school
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 11 days ago
Omari Walker, executive director of the New Heights Charter School, which was approved by a 7-3 vote of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in late February. A message was also left for John Merian, owner of the... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Shortened school year approved for Brockton charter school due to delay in openingOmari Walker, executive director of the New Heights Charter School, which was a
Shortened school year approved for Brockton charter school due to delay in opening
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 12 days ago
Omari Walker, executive director of the New Heights Charter School, which was approved by a 7-3 vote of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in late February. A message was also left for John Merian, owner of the... Read more
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The Houma Courier
La. schools chief gets 'favorable' job evaluationThe Board of Elementary and Secondary Education reviewed White's performance in
La. schools chief gets 'favorable' job evaluation
The Houma Courier / Posted 13 days ago
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education reviewed White's performance in a closed-door session today. BESE President Jim Garvey said White's evaluation was "favorable." White said he was given a nearly 3.2 rating on a 4-point scale. The... Read more
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The Daily Comet
La. schools chief gets 'favorable' job evaluationThe Board of Elementary and Secondary Education reviewed White's performance in
La. schools chief gets 'favorable' job evaluation
The Daily Comet / Posted 13 days ago
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education reviewed White's performance in a closed-door session today. BESE President Jim Garvey said White's evaluation was "favorable." White said he was given a nearly 3.2 rating on a 4-point scale. The... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
La. education superintendent gets 'favorable' job evaluationbut no more job security than the month-to-month deal he's had since the new bo
La. education superintendent gets 'favorable' job evaluation
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 13 days ago
but no more job security than the month-to-month deal he's had since the new board's term began in January. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education reviewed White's performance in a closed-door session Wednesday. BESE President... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
La. public school science standards review starts next week- Louisiana's top school board is launching a wide-ranging review of the state'
La. public school science standards review starts next week
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 14 days ago
- Louisiana's top school board is launching a wide-ranging review of the state's science standards for public schools. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Tuesday agreed to a list of 85 people who will serve on the review committee... Read more
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Boston Globe
Boston city councillors file resolution opposing charter school ballot questionresolution, submitted by Tito Jackson and Mike O’Malley, addresses “Question 2,
Boston city councillors file resolution opposing charter school ballot question
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
resolution, submitted by Tito Jackson and Mike O’Malley, addresses “Question 2,” which would allow the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to authorize as many as 12 new public charter schools or existing school... Read more
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Boston Herald
Council will weigh in on charter countthe ballot question at its September meeting. Question 2 — which goes before v
Council will weigh in on charter count
Boston Herald / Posted 25 days ago
the ballot question at its September meeting. Question 2 — which goes before voters Nov. 8 — would allow the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to authorize up to 12 new public charter schools or existing school expansions... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Dept. of Education reports record high ACT scores in Louisianaaverage composite score of 20 reported by the ACT. In 2012, Louisiana became t
Dept. of Education reports record high ACT scores in Louisiana
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 25 days ago
average composite score of 20 reported by the ACT. In 2012, Louisiana became the 10th state to expand ACT access when the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education introduced a policy which allowed students to sit the exam free of charge. Since... Read more
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Southwest Daily News
ACT scores climb for third consecutive yearhave likewise narrowed pernicious achievement gaps since 2012, closing the gap
ACT scores climb for third consecutive year
Southwest Daily News / Posted 26 days ago
have likewise narrowed pernicious achievement gaps since 2012, closing the gap with their peers by 0.3 points. In 2012, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted policy to give all high school students access to the ACT free of charge,... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Left-leaning biz group backs charter school expansion questionAlliance for Business Leadership announced its “unconditional endorsement” of Q
Left-leaning biz group backs charter school expansion question
WWLP Springfield / Posted 1 months ago
Alliance for Business Leadership announced its “unconditional endorsement” of Question 2, which would allow the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to approve up to an additional 12 charter schools or charter school expansions... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Left-leaning business group back charter-school expansionThe Alliance for Business Leadership announced its "unconditional endorsement"
Left-leaning business group back charter-school expansion
Lowell Sun / Posted 1 months ago
The Alliance for Business Leadership announced its "unconditional endorsement" of Question 2, which would allow the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to approve up to an additional 12 charter schools or charter school expansions... Read more
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Boston Globe
July 21, 2016The Alliance for Business Leadership announced its ‘unconditional endorsement’
July 21, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 1 months ago
The Alliance for Business Leadership announced its ‘unconditional endorsement’ of Question 2, which would allow the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to approve up to an additional 12 charter schools or charter school expansions... Read more

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