The second largest public school system in Massachusetts will make condoms available to students as young as 12 with the start of the new school year next week. The condom availability in the Springfield schools is part of a comprehensive effort to combat high rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The Massachusetts State Treasurer during a visit to Springfield Wednesday committed to fund the rebuilding of two tornado damaged schools. Special action by state officials means city taxpayers should be off the hook for any expenses. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The Vermont Department of Education says 73 percent of Vermont schools have not met increased targets under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
The 2012 results were released Monday.
Officials say the increase was caused by a rise in standards, which go up every three years with the goal of 100 percent of students being proficient in math, reading and science by 2014. The final target increase was in 2011.
A new superintendent has been selected to lead the second largest public school system in Massachusetts. The next superintendent of schools in Springfield Massachusetts is a home grown product, as we hear from WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.
Daniel Warwick, who started his career in education in 1976 as a teacher in the Springfield Public Schools, became a principal, a special education supervisor, and eventually deputy superintendent, has been picked to be the troubled urban school districts new chief administrator.
The proposed New York state budget being voted on in Albany is a major factor for public school officials and taxpayers headed into a dicey two months preparing and voting on budgets. WAMC's Dave Lucas has more…
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senate and Assembly majorities agreed on a 4 percent increase in school funding, an $805 million boost in aid that now totals about $21 billion a year. They’ve also agreed on a law that ties expenses to the inflation rate, driving similar annual increases in future years.