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County MCAS scores up overall

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Franklin County’s high schools generally had reason to be proud of their MCAS results at the critical 10th-grade level, where the test is a graduation requirement. The Department of Elementary an Secondary Education released Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System scores Thursday. The percentage of students scoring in the desirable advanced or proficient categories on the English and language arts test have climbed overall since 2010, statewide and in the region. In … 0

Most county 10th-graders score at, or above, state average on MCAS

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

An early look at MCAS results from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shows area 10th-graders performing at or above the state average on the 2015 spring tests.

Many districts opted this year to administer the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers or PARCC exams at the lower grades, but the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System remained the graduation …


Federal Street after-school program to cost parents

Friday, September 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — With grant funding gone, parents counting on the Federal Street School after-school program will have to wait to learn when it will start and how much it will cost. School Superintendent Jordana Harper said this week the program had been funded by a 21st Century Learning Centers grant, which the school did not win this year. The high school’s after-school program … 0

Greenfield School Committee supports moratorium on high-stakes standardized testing

Friday, September 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee has passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on so-called high-stakes standardized testing. The vote has no effect on testing in Greenfield schools, but adds Greenfield’s voice to those school districts calling on state and federal policy makers to implement a three-year … 0

Newton School tour to celebrate centennial

Friday, August 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — If you went to Newton School and haven’t been back since you were 4 feet tall, the school is offering an opportunity for a look at what’s changed and what hasn’t from your new, elevated perspective. … 0

Ready for the ‘photo finish’: New portion of GHS construction on time for Sept. 2 opening

Friday, August 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — The last pieces are falling into place on Lenox Avenue, where the new Greenfield High School has emerged from the cocoon of the old 1958 building over the past two years. Less a few final touches … 0

Expanded learning time grant renewed

Friday, August 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Public Schools have grant funding for another year of expanded learning time at local schools. Superintendent Jordana Harper said the district received word Tuesday that it will have $870,250 to continue the program in the coming school year at Newton School and Greenfield Middle School, … 0

Greenfield school offices staying put for now

Thursday, August 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — School administrators will stay put for now in the Davis Street building. Amid ongoing talks over where and when to move the district offices and with the 141 Davis St. heating system on its last legs, … 0

GPS School Committee remembers Comenitz, looks for replacement

Thursday, August 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield School Committee members and the superintendent eulogized Jeffrey Comenitz for his qualities and efforts on the board, beginning the week’s monthly meeting with a moment of silence. Vice Chairwoman Francia Wisnewski said Comenitz was an … 0

Greenfield Public Schools’ new website live

Friday, July 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Public Schools have a new website, one parents might find easier to navigate. The new gpsk12.org has individual editorial control for the district’s departments and schools, and a Twitter feed down the side of … 0

Town, union in standoff over laid-off teachers’ canceled insurance

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — The lines of the original dispute between the union and town and school administration remain drawn essentially as they were at the start. A teacher’s union representative threatened legal action earlier this week, saying recently laid-off teachers unexpectedly lost health insurance they were entitled to through … 0

Greenfield teachers union threatens lawsuit

Monday, June 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield teachers union threatens legal action, saying members laid off this year have lost health insurance they were entitled to through the summer break. “The Greenfield Education Association has learned the Greenfield Schools are, with less than a week’s notice, canceling the health insurance policies … 0

No major changes to Greenfield Math and Science Academy in the fall

Saturday, June 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Math and Science Academy will remain where it is for the time being. At a special meeting Saturday morning, the Greenfield School Committee voted unanimously to defer any further relocation discussion until the end of … 0

Math & Science Academy meeting venue changed

Thursday, June 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — The location for the special Greenfield School Committee meeting to discuss plans to divide and move the Math and Science Academy has changed again. The meeting is now to be held in the Greenfield Middle School library, per the agenda posted online Tuesday. The date and … 0

Greenfield approves school use fee change

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — Opponents of the school system’s new facilities fee policy were partially mollified by the addition of a clause giving the superintendent the option to waive the increased fees. The Greenfield School Committee approved the new policy, drafted by the Policy and Curriculum Subcommittee this month. Scott … 0