State Education Board Lifts Probation on Global Learning Charter Public School
The State Board of Education has moved to lift the probation status on the Global Learning Charter Public School in New Bedford.
The probation was put in place in January of 2014 for low MCAS scores in math and English language arts.
Global Learning Executive Director Dr. Stephen Furtado tells WBSM News over the past two years, the school has expanded tutor programs, summer classes, and much more. "Just a lot better identification of students that were struggling, and working very closely with them. Teachers working many, many hours above and beyond the call of duty. Just a great amount of work over the past two years," said Furtado.
Dr. Furtado says the school has added ELL teachers, a literacy specialist, special education teachers, and hired new math teachers as well.
In a memo to the Board, Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester said Global Learning rose from a Level 3 school in 2013 to a Level 2 school in 2014, and continued to show improvement this year.