Saturday, April 6, 2013
That's the suggestion chairman EuRim Chun made on Thursday.
Is the chairman of the School Committee right that the whole board should just resign and let voters chose a new set of representatives? That was the pitch EuRim Chun made Thursday as Marblehead's education system continues to roil. Last month, Superintendent Greg Maass announced he would resign. Maass cited his fractured relationship with a dysfunctional school board as his reason for moving on. Marblehead is in the position of having to hire a sixth new superintendent since 2005. Many point fingers at a fractious School Committee as the source of the inability to retain school leaders. Here's some Marbleheaders are reacting to Chun's call for mass resignations: Sandy Lane Cross wrote on the Marblehead Patch Facebook page, "It takes a lot…
If you missed Thursday's packed School Committee meeting, at which the chairman of the school board called on the entire committee to resign, catch a replay on Sunday on MHTV.
On Thursday, a crowd of Marbleheaders saw the chairman of the School Committee call on her board to resign in mass. If you missed the meeting, never hear. MHTV is rebroadcasting the rancorous session on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. MHTV is on channel 28 if you have Verizon and channel 8 for Comcast users.
Friday, April 5, 2013
EuRim Chun, chairman of the School Committee, made a bold proposal to fix the board, which is widely viewed as dysfunctional: Everyone should step down.
The chairman of the School Committee has called on the entire board to resign, reports YourTown Marblehead. The bold move, made by EuRim Chun at a public meeting Thursday night, comes after Superintendent Greg Maass himself announced he would resign. Maass cited his fractured relationship with a dysfunctional school board as his reason for moving on. Marblehead is in the position of having to hire a sixth new superintendent since 2005. Many point fingers at fractious School Committee as the source of the inability to retain school leaders. Click over to YourTown Marblehead for all the details from Thursdays meeting, including which School Committee members say they will indeed resign.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Dan O'Connell will move on from leading North Shore Tech to the new regional vocational high school that will replace it in Danvers. Marblehead students can choose the new school.
School board members for the new regional vocational school under construction in Danvers have chosen to keep Dan O'Connell along for the ride as the new superintendent-director for the school. The massive school, dubbed by some the "Megavoke," will be an option for Marblehead students when it opens in September 2014. The Salem News reports that committee members from the 17 member cities and towns voted unanimously Thursday night to hire O'Connell after interviewing him and one other finalist for the job earlier that evening. O'Connell is currently the superintendent-director at North Shore Technical High School in Middleton, which is one of the schools that merged with Essex Agricultural & Technical High School and Peabody High's …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
In the wake of Greg Maass, superintendent of Marblehead Schools, announcing his resignation, is the upheaval more his fault or the fault of the board that hired him?
It's the talk of the town. On Thursday, Superintendent of Schools Greg Maass surprised much of Marblehead by announcing his resignation. Maass cited an inability to work with members of the School Committee in a goodbye letter to staff. Whatever the reasons, it means the town will be looking for a schools leader. Again. It will be the sixth time since 2005 the School Committee has the job of hiring a new super, according to the Globe. Here is some of what Marblehead residents are saying about the issue: Kelly Hanlon Rigby wrote on the Marblehead Patch Facebook page that, "This is really a disgrace on our town. If we want the best schools, we need to have people willing to make the difficult changes needed. And we need a school committee …
One nearby school district thinks so.
Ipswich school officials have decided to fold the district's Middle School Honors Night into a wider school assembly this year, saying it made students who weren't honored feel left out, the Salem News reported this week. The Ipswich Middle School principal reportedly sent parents a letter explaining the decision, saying having an exclusive honors night can be emotionally damaging and can impact a student's academic growth. "The honors night, which can be a great sense of pride for the recipients’ families, can also be devastating to a child who has worked extremely hard in a difficult class but who, despite growth, has not been able to maintain a high grade point average,” the principal's letter read, according to the Salem News. …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Marblehead's Superintendent of Schools announced his resignation Thursday night.
After about two years at the helm in Marblehead, the town's Superintendent of Schools Greg Maass announced his resignation at a School Committee meeting Thursday night, much to the surprise of many local residents. In a letter sent out to school staffers Thursday night, Maass said the decision to resign "was extremely difficult, and is deeply personal and private" and stemmed from his inability to work with members of the school committee. "For some time, I've been questioning my compatibility from a leadership perspective, with some of the communities's representatives who sit on the School Committee," Maass said. "Given my experience in executive leadership roles, it's important to realize and understand, when real or perceived …
In a surprise announcement, Marblehead Public Schools' leader announced he will step down.
Superintendent Greg Maass shocked Marblehead Thursday night with his announcement that he will resign. Boston Globe reporter Steven Rosenberg Tweeted the news Thursday night. Maass has had public disagreements with the School Board. Check back with Marblehead Patch for more on this developing story.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
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Monday, March 18, 2013
Due to the expected winter storm on Tuesday, the state announced that the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25.
Since much of Massachusetts is expecting a winter storm on Tuesday, and with it the possibility of numerous school closings or delayed openings, the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on its website. Originally this composition test was scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, but in an effort to make sure all schools administer the test on the same day, "all schools must administer the ELA Composition test to students in grades 4, 7, and 10 on Monday, March 25, including schools that are not affected by the weather," according to a memo from Elizabeth Davis, Associate Commissioner of …