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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…
High School Diploma vs Certificate of Completion
In the thirteen plus years since MCAS became the necessary evil to receive the vaulted Massachusetts high school diploma, assessment brainwashing has permeated government system workers, parents and children. I am amazed over the semantics...
Opt Out New Bedford-Brian’s Beat Commentary [Video]
Two New Bedford School Committee members are working on a resolution to allow students along with their families the right to opt out of high stakes tests, like MCAS and PARCC.
Brian explains not only is it time, but how you should throw your support their way...

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