Holyoke Public Schools

New England News
6:21 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Holyoke School Chief Urges United Voice Against State Takeover

Sergio Paez, Superintendent of Schools in Holyoke, MA addresses members of the news media in his office.
Credit WAMC

With state receivership for the public schools in Holyoke, Massachusetts appearing increasingly likely, the city’s Superintendent of Schools is hoping for more time for an accelerated improvement plan to show results.

Holyoke school superintendent Sergio Paez said the recommendation by the state’s education commissioner that the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education schedule a vote on receivership was “difficult to accept.”

" I think the commissioner is doing his job to do what he thinks is best, however I don't agree with that recommendation," he said.

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New England News
11:48 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Schools To Give Condoms To Students As Young As 12

The second largest public school system in Massachusetts is going to make condoms available to students as young as 12 beginning this fall. The school committee in Springfield, Thursday night, approved a condom availability policy that proponents say will become  part of a comprehensive effort to combat one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the state. WAMC's  Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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