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Lowell Sun
Expanded Lowell charter school meets state rules, but lags in special-ed, ELL studentsincluding the relationship between the board, SABIS and the school director, Ch
Expanded Lowell charter school meets state rules, but lags in special-ed, ELL students
Lowell Sun / Posted 4 hours ago
including the relationship between the board, SABIS and the school director, Chester explained in a 2015 memo to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The state also found that the school's enrollment was not consistent with the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Mass. re-examining role of student test scores in educator evaluationsis offering, such as providing training or supplying classrooms with adequate m
Mass. re-examining role of student test scores in educator evaluations
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
is offering, such as providing training or supplying classrooms with adequate materials. Paul Sagan, chairman of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, told Chester during the meeting he was pleased the department was able to stave... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State mulling changes to high school teststhat serves as a graduation requirement into the 11th grade or potentially add
State mulling changes to high school tests
Lowell Sun / Posted yesterday
that serves as a graduation requirement into the 11th grade or potentially add an 11th grade test. After a discussion at a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting on Tuesday, Mitchell Chester, the state's education commissioner, said... Read more
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OJornal News
More schools make the grade in state ratingsprovision, he said there were other PARCC schools that managed to move up to Le
More schools make the grade in state ratings
OJornal News / Posted 2 days ago
provision, he said there were other PARCC schools that managed to move up to Level 1. “It’s both,” he said. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education ultimately decided to combine elements of both exams into a revamped MCAS, which... Read more
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The Herald News
Fonseca school receives Level 4 designation from stateprovision, he said there were other PARCC schools that managed to move up to Le
Fonseca school receives Level 4 designation from state
The Herald News / Posted 2 days ago
provision, he said there were other PARCC schools that managed to move up to Level 1. “It’s both,” he said. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education ultimately decided to combine elements of both exams into a revamped MCAS, which... Read more
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Lowell Sun
New statewide history test in worksprocess could take at least three years, as the panel reviews the frameworks. T
New statewide history test in works
Lowell Sun / Posted 7 days ago
process could take at least three years, as the panel reviews the frameworks. The group will submit recommendations to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which will then collect public input on the history and social-science... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State ed board chair gifted stock to family fund that supports chartersof the Commonwealth's public schools, district, public charter, and turnaround.
State ed board chair gifted stock to family fund that supports charters
Lowell Sun / Posted 8 days ago
of the Commonwealth's public schools, district, public charter, and turnaround. It is an honor to serve as Chairman of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and I am focused on working toward maintaining Massachusetts' position as a... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Four charter applicants could serve more than 1,800 studentsstaff and external review panelists, and public hearings will held in the areas
Four charter applicants could serve more than 1,800 students
WWLP Springfield / Posted 8 days ago
staff and external review panelists, and public hearings will held in the areas where the schools are proposed. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, chaired by Executive in Residence at General Catalyst Partners Paul Sagan, is... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Pro-charter school question drawing out-of-state backersa long-time charter school proponent, and the groups supporting the ballot ques
Pro-charter school question drawing out-of-state backers
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 13 days ago
a long-time charter school proponent, and the groups supporting the ballot question. Baker's hand-picked chairman of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Paul Sagan, contributed $100,000 to support the question and James Peyser,... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Pro-charter school question drawing out-of-state backersa long-time charter school proponent, and the groups supporting the ballot ques
Pro-charter school question drawing out-of-state backers
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 13 days ago
a long-time charter school proponent, and the groups supporting the ballot question. Baker's hand-picked chairman of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Paul Sagan, contributed $100,000 to support the question and James Peyser,... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
State education commissioner coming into lion's den in Brocktonassailed the formation of the New Heights Charter School, which was recommended
State education commissioner coming into lion's den in Brockton
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 13 days ago
assailed the formation of the New Heights Charter School, which was recommended by Chester and then approved by the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education earlier this year. The Tuesday night meeting in Brockton comes as the the... Read more
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Boston Herald
Senate president: Board of Ed chair’s charter donation ‘awkward’a very big powerful message,” Rosenberg told Herald Radio in reference to the d
Senate president: Board of Ed chair’s charter donation ‘awkward’
Boston Herald / Posted 15 days ago
a very big powerful message,” Rosenberg told Herald Radio in reference to the donation made by venture capitalist and state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Chairman Paul Sagan. The board decides which charter schools can open in the... Read more
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Boston Globe
New poll shows ballot question to expand charter schools is in tight contestare among those donating to the backers of Question 2, including Paul Sagan, no
New poll shows ballot question to expand charter schools is in tight contest
Boston Globe / Posted 16 days ago
are among those donating to the backers of Question 2, including Paul Sagan, now serving as chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Sagan, former chief executive officer of Akamai Technologies who is now a... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Charter school opponents call for chairman of MA Education Board to step downCHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Opponents of a charter school expansion are calling fo
Charter school opponents call for chairman of MA Education Board to step down
WWLP Springfield / Posted 16 days ago
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Opponents of a charter school expansion are calling for the chairman of the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to resign, following a $100,000 donation to an organization that wants to lift the cap on charter... Read more
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Boston Globe
Big money from Boston business leaders in favor of charter schoolsanti-charter group, an organization funded by the teachers’ unions. That’s beca
Big money from Boston business leaders in favor of charter schools
Boston Globe / Posted 16 days ago
anti-charter group, an organization funded by the teachers’ unions. That’s because Sagan also happens to chair the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which oversees the state’s charter schools. In a filing with the state Ethics... Read more
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Boston Herald
Charlie Baker backs appointee's pro-charter donationwhile Gov. Charlie Baker is backing his appointee’s right to support a cause.
Charlie Baker backs appointee's pro-charter donation
Boston Herald / Posted 16 days ago
while Gov. Charlie Baker is backing his appointee’s right to support a cause. The Herald reported yesterday that state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Chairman Paul Sagan, a venture capitalist who heads the board that determines... Read more
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Boston Globe
Charlie Baker defends donation by ed chair to pro-charter groupboard of education to a group pushing a pro-charter school ballot question. Th
Charlie Baker defends donation by ed chair to pro-charter group
Boston Globe / Posted 16 days ago
board of education to a group pushing a pro-charter school ballot question. The Republican told reporters Monday that Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Chairman Paul Sagan sought and won the approval of the state Ethics Commission... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Gov. dismisses criticism of Ed Board’s donation to charter groupConcord Tornado (SHNS) BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – Gov. Charlie Baker called the co
Gov. dismisses criticism of Ed Board’s donation to charter group
WWLP Springfield / Posted 16 days ago
Concord Tornado (SHNS) BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – Gov. Charlie Baker called the controversy over a $100,000 donation made by Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Chairman Paul Sagan to a pro-charter school group a “nothing burger,” dismissing... Read more
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Boston Globe
Sept. 12, 2016services.” CAMPAIGN FINANCE DONATION TALKER TODAY, via Anthony Brooks on WBUR:
Sept. 12, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 16 days ago
services.” CAMPAIGN FINANCE DONATION TALKER TODAY, via Anthony Brooks on WBUR: “Paul Sagan, who chairs the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, donated $100,000 in August to an organization that supports the campaign to lift... Read more
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The Houma Courier
State school review underscores rift between Gov. Edwards, Education Superintendent John Whiteduring his campaign last year, then backed off that promise in January amid a l
State school review underscores rift between Gov. Edwards, Education Superintendent John White
The Houma Courier / Posted 16 days ago
during his campaign last year, then backed off that promise in January amid a lack of support for such a move on the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Education Department officials announced Thursday that, after nine hearings... Read more
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The Daily Comet
State school review underscores rift between Gov. Edwards, Education Superintendent John Whiteduring his campaign last year, then backed off that promise in January amid a l
State school review underscores rift between Gov. Edwards, Education Superintendent John White
The Daily Comet / Posted 16 days ago
during his campaign last year, then backed off that promise in January amid a lack of support for such a move on the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Education Department officials announced Thursday that, after nine hearings... Read more
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Boston Herald
Question 2 opponents slam state education official's $100G giftVenture capitalist Paul Sagan, chairman of the state’s Board of Elementary and
Question 2 opponents slam state education official's $100G gift
Boston Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Venture capitalist Paul Sagan, chairman of the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, donated $100,000 to the committee pushing a ballot question to expand charter schools in Massachusetts — prompting questions about his ability to be... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Charter foes say ed chair should resign over $100K donationbe impaired because Sagan made a $100,000 contribution to a group pushing for p
Charter foes say ed chair should resign over $100K donation
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 17 days ago
be impaired because Sagan made a $100,000 contribution to a group pushing for passage of the charter school proposal. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has the final say on applications for new or expanded charter schools. Sagan was... Read more
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Boston Herald
Question 2 opponents slam $100G giftVenture capitalist Paul Sagan, chairman of the state’s Board of Elementary and
Question 2 opponents slam $100G gift
Boston Herald / Posted 17 days ago
Venture capitalist Paul Sagan, chairman of the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, donated $100,000 to the committee pushing a ballot question to expand charter schools in Massachusetts — prompting questions about his ability to be... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Education officials seeking more funds for student assessment effortswriters for additional money to fund the process. Education Commissioner Mitche
Education officials seeking more funds for student assessment efforts
Lowell Sun / Posted 19 days ago
writers for additional money to fund the process. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester wrote in an Aug. 22 memo to Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members that his department is "working with the Executive Office for... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
School banks on no-homework policy, longer school day to fight underperformanceschool in western Massachusetts is part of a public district that went into rec
School banks on no-homework policy, longer school day to fight underperformance
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted 22 days ago
school in western Massachusetts is part of a public district that went into receivership in April 2015 after the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education labeled it chronically underperforming. “My school in particular has made slight... Read more
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FOX News
School banks on no-homework policy, longer school day to fight underperformanceschool in western Massachusetts is part of a public district that went into rec
School banks on no-homework policy, longer school day to fight underperformance
FOX News / Posted 23 days ago
school in western Massachusetts is part of a public district that went into receivership in April 2015 after the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education labeled it chronically underperforming. “My school in particular has made slight... Read more
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The Daily Comet
After nearly two decades, state science standards under reviewfirst draft of the changes is due Nov. 7. A final vote on the plan is set for F
After nearly two decades, state science standards under review
The Daily Comet / Posted 26 days ago
first draft of the changes is due Nov. 7. A final vote on the plan is set for Feb. 13 in New Orleans. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is scheduled to debate the changes at its March meeting, and the new guidelines... Read more
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The Houma Courier
After nearly two decades, state science standards under reviewfirst draft of the changes is due Nov. 7. A final vote on the plan is set for F
After nearly two decades, state science standards under review
The Houma Courier / Posted 26 days ago
first draft of the changes is due Nov. 7. A final vote on the plan is set for Feb. 13 in New Orleans. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is scheduled to debate the changes at its March meeting, and the new guidelines... Read more
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Al.com
Could the new state school superintendent help repeal Common Core?for instance. Jason Zimba, one of the primary authors of the math standards, ad
Could the new state school superintendent help repeal Common Core?
Al.com / Posted 27 days ago
for instance. Jason Zimba, one of the primary authors of the math standards, admitted during a meeting of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in 2010 that Common Core wasn't actually designed to prepare students for... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Livingston Parish schools to open Sept. 12instructional minutes required by state law. However, the district is in the pr
Livingston Parish schools to open Sept. 12
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 28 days ago
instructional minutes required by state law. However, the district is in the process of obtaining a waiver from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Wentzel says the district also plans to revamp its academic calendar to create... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Livingston Parish Schools detail assignments for flooded schoolsamount of scheduled class instruction. However, Wentzel said the district is in
Livingston Parish Schools detail assignments for flooded schools
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 28 days ago
amount of scheduled class instruction. However, Wentzel said the district is in the process of getting a waiver from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for the state’s required instructional minutes. The district is working to... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Livingston Parish Schools detail assignments for flooded schoolsamount of scheduled class instruction. However, Wentzel said the district is in
Livingston Parish Schools detail assignments for flooded schools
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 28 days ago
amount of scheduled class instruction. However, Wentzel said the district is in the process of getting a waiver from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for the state’s required instructional minutes. The district is working to... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Livingston Parish Schools detail assignments for flooded schoolsamount of scheduled class instruction. However, Wentzel said the district is in
Livingston Parish Schools detail assignments for flooded schools
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 28 days ago
amount of scheduled class instruction. However, Wentzel said the district is in the process of getting a waiver from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for the state’s required instructional minutes. The district is working to... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Holyoke Public Schools students will notice big changes in the second year of the state’s turnaround planhas controlled Holyoke Public Schools in an effort to improve learning, graduat
Holyoke Public Schools students will notice big changes in the second year of the state’s turnaround plan
WWLP Springfield / Posted 29 days ago
has controlled Holyoke Public Schools in an effort to improve learning, graduation rates and test scores. The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the state takeover of the district in April of 2015. Dr. Zrike said they... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
8 questions surrounding the Brockton charter school situationcondition prior to the opening of the school, the state’s public education com
8 questions surrounding the Brockton charter school situation
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 1 months ago
condition prior to the opening of the school, the state’s public education commissioner may recommend to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education that the school be placed on probation, or that the charter be revoked entirely.... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Looking at the enrollment numbers behind Brockton charter schoolenroll their children in a Brockton charter school. New Heights was approved in
Looking at the enrollment numbers behind Brockton charter school
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 1 months ago
enroll their children in a Brockton charter school. New Heights was approved in February by a 7-3 vote of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Brockton charter school has been beset by problems with its proposed... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Numbers behind Brockton charter school enrollment lower than expected thus farenroll their children in a Brockton charter school. New Heights was approved in
Numbers behind Brockton charter school enrollment lower than expected thus far
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 1 months ago
enroll their children in a Brockton charter school. New Heights was approved in February by a 7-3 vote of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Brockton charter school has been beset by problems with its proposed... Read more

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