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Leominster Center for Excellence garners high praise from Rennie Center

Peter Jasinski
Sentinel & Enterprise

The Leominster Center for Excellence was praised as a traditional education alternative "with very strong promise" in the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy's annual report on the condition of education throughout the state.

Brookline High School program highlighted as a model

Gerry Tuoti
The Brookline TAB

When aspiring teacher Chaurice McMillan was a student at Brookline High School, she initially struggled when problems at home had a negative effect on her performance in the classroom. But after the school's Alternative Choices in Education, or ACE, program provided her with a different pathway, she began to thrive...

Education leaders call for student-centered reforms

Gerry Tuoti
MetroWest Daily News

Calling for a personalized, student-centered approach to reforms, state education leaders gathered Thursday to mark the release of an annual report on the state of education in Massachusetts...

Challenge of education 'personalization' discussed

Katie Lannan
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

As an education think tank and members of state boards called for more personalization in learning Thursday, the state's top education official cautioned of potential "danger" ahead in setting expectations beyond what can be delivered. The Rennie Center for Education Research and Public Policy released its annual Condition of Education in the Commonwealth report Thursday...

Starting Small and Other Takeaways for Advancing Student-Centered Learning

Keesa McKoy
Students at the Center

Last week, I attended the Advancing Student-Centered Learning Forum which provided a platform for school and education leaders to discuss the landscape of education in MA, and how educators with supportive policy can help students excel through personalized, student-centered approaches..."

College Enrollment Declining in MA

Gerry Tuoti
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Since hitting a peak in 2013, enrollment at Massachusetts public colleges and universities has decreased for the third consecutive year, posing challenges that education leaders are working to address.

To Turn a School Around, Put Students at the Center

Chad d'Entremont & Laura Perille
WBUR's Edify

As the only Massachusetts high school ever to exit from state turnaround status, the 500-student Jeremiah E. Burke High School continues to see dramatic academic improvements, including more than doubling the rates of student proficiency in math and English language arts, in the face of what at one time seemed like insurmountable odds...

As I See It: Mental health issue in classrooms

Andre Ravenelle & Tara Bennett
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Too often in Massachusetts, we find ourselves in reactive mode when it comes to the health and safety of our children. A pattern has begun to emerge in our collective response to statewide crises: Bullying. Suicide. Opioid addiction...

Education Officials Hear Ideas for New School Accountability Plan

Gerry Tuoti
Wicked Local

Stakeholders in the Massachusetts education community shared a series of ideas Thursday that they hope the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will incorporate into a new plan to measure the success of schools...

Press Releases

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS PROGRESS, AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN MASS. EDUCATION

MASS. LEADERS TO GATHER FOR “STATE OF THE STATE” OF EDUCATION EVENT ON JAN. 19