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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

Math & Science Academy debate continues Sat.

Monday, June 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee will meet Saturday for a second crack at discussion of the Math and Science Academy. The committee was to discuss a proposal to restructure and move part of the academy at its regular monthly meeting June 10, but — reacting to questions … 0

Newton School may keep fourth-graders

Friday, June 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — Newton Elementary School’s current third-graders may stay put in the fall, like their peers at the other Greenfield elementary schools, rather than moving to the middle school. Earlier left out of a planned return to a K-4 structure at the elementary schools due to a space … 0

Math and Science Academy move possible

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Stirred by rumors of a proposed closure or combination of the Math and Science Academy with the Greenfield Middle School, parents and staff turned out to Wednesday’s meeting of the Greenfield Public School Committee looking for answers, and left without them. The predominant rumor was near … 0

Rumors rule after Math and Science Academy discussion gets short shrift

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Math and Science Academy was a topic of sustained discussion at this week’s meeting of the Greenfield Public School Committee, but discussion was limited to rumors. The agenda for the meeting contained the acronym MSA … 0

Greenfield public: Where’s time for comment?

Thursday, May 7, 2015

GREENFIELD — The half-dozen residents who wanted to learn about proposed changes in fees local sports leagues pay to use school facilities feel they got shut out this week. The School Committee Policy Subcommittee — made up of chairwoman Francia Wisnewski, Donna Gleason and Jeff Comenitz — was … 0

Greenfield schools get grant for fitness curriculum

Friday, May 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — Fourth- and fifth-graders will soon be riding bicycles as part of a newly grant-funded physical education curriculum. The Greenfield schools, in collaboration with the Recreation Department, received a $20,000 grant from CYCLE Kids, a nonprofit that works with schools and communities to promote healthy lifestyles by … 0

Walking the walk

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — On Thursday, Greenfield students, parents and teachers will walk to school as part of the district’s kickoff to its spring Walk to School Days. On that day at 3 p.m. at Newton School the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School will recognize Greenfield schools for its progress … 0

Greenfield plans to bring farm curriculum to school

Sunday, April 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield students may soon be snacking on local vegetables sold at healthy snack markets in local schools while also learning about agriculture and ecology in the classroom. The Greenfield School Department is applying for a one-year … 0

Middle School eyed for administration offices

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Could the School Department’s business be conducted out of the Greenfield Middle School? The town will find out. At the request of Superintendent Jordana Harper, Mayor William Martin said, the town is looking at vacant classrooms … 0

Greenfield to study busing

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — A bus consultation company is visiting Greenfield Public Schools this week to access how the school district can make its transportation more efficient. For $7,500, School Bus Consults, will evaluate Greenfield’s system, determine whether it is using its routes efficiently and how it can cut down … 0

Greenfield School Committee seeks assistant superintendent

Monday, April 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — The proposed assistant school superintendent would lead curriculum development, support teachers in implementing Common Core standards and oversee instruction throughout the district. It has been a long-time need for the district, cited in the town’s master plan and by the Massachusetts Association of School Committees last … 0

Greenfield school subcommittee considers small hike to facility use fees

Friday, April 10, 2015

GREENFIELD — Outside groups may have to pay slightly more to use Greenfield public schools’ facilities like computer labs, cafeterias and athletic fields. The Policy and Curriculum Subcommittee — made up of School Committee members Francia Wisnewski, Donna Gleason and Jeff Comenitz — are reviewing an update of … 0