State Extends Charter for Global Learning School
The Global Learning Charter School in New Bedford announced today that Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester plans to renew the school's charter for another five years, and that all conditions previously placed on the school have been removed...
Brooks School Celebrates Improving Test Scores
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released statewide achievement scores for PARCC and MCAS exams Monday afternoon and they showed an improved ranking for the Elizabeth Carter Brooks Elementary School.
More Demonstrations Against The Tests-Brian’s Beat [Poll]
Brian's Beat interviews New Bedford parent Jennifer Duarte who recently orchestrated two successful, peaceful demonstrations against Massachusetts high-stakes tests. Duarte tells us how an elementary school principal blamed her group for deliberately telling students erroneous information...
Would You Consider Striking on PAARC Testing Day?
According to a Standard Times, the schools Superintendent believes New Bedford parents, teachers and students "need to embrace" Parcc testing or feel the pain courtesy of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Dr. Pia Durkin balked  in a lengthy diatribe, at the recent…

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