54 percent of school districts have opted to administer the English and mathematics PARCC exams to students in grades 3-8 next year, instead of the MCAS exams. This was the first time school systems were given the choice of which test to administer in grades 3-8.
A judge has ruled that four men charged with raping a University of Massachusetts student in her Amherst dorm room two years ago can be tried together, but with one major restriction.
Huge crowds including Keene State College students and visitors to an annual pumpkin festival in New Hampshire became unruly Saturday, leading to injuries and arrests.
The proposed schools initially were cleared to submit final applications but were later told they could not because of a state law that required the school districts they are applying in to be in the lowest 10 percentile of MCAS scores statewide.
Both Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker called on the state Board of Education to reverse a ruling that all but eliminated Commonwealth charter school applicants in Brockton and Fitchburg.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island are among six states that have been granted a one-year extension for certain provisions of the No Child Left behind Act because the states have already implemented education reforms that go beyond the law’s requirements.
President Robert Caret is highlighting the impact and contributions of the five-campus system on the state.
Experts attribute the increase to heightened awareness of the problem and more victims coming forward.
Hundreds of students and other people affiliated with Harvard University who got an email containing death threats have received a second message with an apology that apparently came from the same email account.
Harvard University police are stepping up their presence on campus after hundreds of students and those affiliated with the university received an emailed death threat on Friday.
The search committee charged with finding a new Boston school superintendent says 41 individuals have either completed or initiated an application for the job.
A retired Milton High School guidance counselor has been charged with stealing about $30,000 in fees paid by students for advanced placement tests.