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State Approves Added Expansion at Alma del Mar
On Monday, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a request for Alma del Mar Charter School to expand its enrollment by 90 students.
The five-year-old school had its charter renewed without conditions last year...
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. Seeking Help In Creating Next MCAS Test
Boston (AP) - The state is looking for help designing a new version of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on Tuesday formally requested proposals from private companies to help develop and build the ``next-generation MCAS'…
Mitchell Chester Encouraged By Visit To New Bedford
Mass. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester says he's encouraged by what he saw Thursday in New Bedford's underperforming schools.
Chester visited both the Parker School and New Bedford High School.
Addressing the School Committee Thursday night, Chester said in both schools he saw serious…
Fairhaven Woman Brings Fight Against Common Core To New Bedford
When state Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester drove up to the Parker School in New Bedford Thursday morning, he was greeted by Michelle Furtado of Fairhaven, a staunch opponent of the Common Core education standards in Mass.
Furtado tells WBSM News, the federal government is buying off states to…
Mayor: City Welcomes Education Commissioner’s Input
The state's Commissioner of Education is visiting New Bedford on Thursday, stopping at two of the city's underperforming schools for meetings with teachers, administrators and parents.
Mitchell Chester will start his day visiting classroom at the Parker Elementary School, which the state ha…
Pia Durkin Named “Turnaround Operator” for Parker School
New Bedford Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin admits she's never personally overseen a school takeover before, but is optimistic it will be a relatively smooth transition at the Parker School. Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester named Durkin the "turnaround operator&q…

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