Commissioner of Education

Mitchell Chester Says Change Needed At Hayden-McFadden
The Commissioner of Education for Massachusetts says he's very concerned about the lack of academic improvement at the Hayden-McFadden school in New Bedford.
Speaking on the Brian Thomas program on WBSM, Mitchell Chester says he's awaiting a turn-around plan from Superintendent Pia Durkin..…
Mass. MCAS Scores Show Many Grads Not Ready For College
Massachusetts education officials say while scores on standardized MCAS tests continue to improve, many of the state's high school graduates are not fully prepared for college level coursework.
Gov. Deval Patrick's administration announced Wednesday that the percentages of 10th graders scoring profic…