The suspension rate is higher at charter schools, but a proponent points out that charters are often middle and high schools, so making comparisons to K through 12 districts is likely skewing the numbers.
Proponents of Springfield’s Empowerment Zone say it offers autonomy to principals and teachers, which is often found in charter schools, with the mandate to serve all students, which is a hallmark of traditional public schools.
According to a new study, there were more than 3,000 students on waitlists for vocational schools in Massachusetts as of October 2015. And the report estimates that another 2,200 would want attend one if they were offered where they live.
Our panel reviews the big stories of the week.
Hockey has nearly a century of history in Springfield, Massachusetts. The American Hockey League’s Front Office is on Main Street in Springfield. If rumors are true, the Springfield Falcons could be moving West.
Markey says he has not yet made a formal endorsement in the 2016 Democratic primary.