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Seventy-eight percent of Beverly 10th graders scored proficient or above in English, according to the latest MCAS results.

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NSCC head pleased by gov.'s address

NSCC head pleased by gov.'s address

After spending about a year and a half on Governor Deval Patrick's Economic Development Planning Council, Dr. Wayne M. Burton (left) had a feeling that the governor had big plans for the Commonwealth's community colleges.

NSCC now a smoke-free campus

Designated smoking areas were removed as of Jan. 1 when the school began enforcing a campus-wide smoking ban. And today is the first day students resume classes for the start of the first-ever smoke-free spring semester.
Student's art on national journal

Student's art on national journal

Landmark High junior Phoebe Britton had her self portrait selected to appear on the January/February cover of the Journal of Learning Disabilities, a national publication on learning disabilities.

North Shore Mall owner starts scholarships

From Simon property: For a twelfth straight year, Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, will award a college scholarship to one student from every community that is home to a Simon property.
Musary loans instruments to school for deaf (Kayana Szymczak for the boston Globe)Music instructor Erin Bollacker guides 10-year-old Carson Reilly in playing a trumpet loaned to the Beverly School for the Deaf by the Musary.

Musary loans instruments to school for deaf

When the Beverly School for the Deaf expanded its music program, it became connected it with the Musary, a Hamilton-based nonprofit “lending library’’ of musical instruments.

Chinese educators visit Montessori school

Chinese educators visit Montessori school Harborlight Montessori School hosted four professors of early education from the NanJing Normal University, NanJing, China last month.
Waring School names new head administrator

Waring School names
new head administrator

The Waring School trustees recently announced the board's selection of Melville S. Brown (inset) as its next head of school. Brown, chairman of the performing arts program at the Trinity School in Manhattan, will succeed Peter Laird Smick, who is retiring next spring. Boston Globe, 11/23/11
Pantries benefiting from school volunteers (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff ) Gloucester High student Shannon Gallagher stocks fresh vegetables at the Open Door Food Pantry for community service.

Pantries benefiting from school volunteers

Walk into one of the myriad food pantries scattered across northeast Massachusetts and you’ll see a small cadre of volunteers sorting, packing, and handing out food. Look closely, and chances are you’ll notice some of the helpers are under 18. Boston Globe, 11/17/11
Urquhart students deliver food to Bootstraps

Urquhart students deliver food to Bootstraps

From the Glen Urquhart School For the last 20 years, second-graders at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly Farms have collected food for Beverly Bootstraps. Each grade has a community service project that extends their theme.

Schools grapple with social media

Public school districts are trying to decide if they should give a thumbs-up to Facebook or tweet about school issues as they grapple with how best to use social media to communicate with parents and students.

Bank donates backpacks to 3 organizations

From People’s United Bank: People’s United Bank has donated 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to three North Shore organizations that will distribute them to children and families served by those organizations. Boston Globe, 9/14/11

Boston Magazine ranks schools 89th in state

Beverly schools ranked 89th out of 135 districts in the state, according to a recent survey by Boston Magazine. The rankings used standardized test scores over time, class size, per-student spending, graduation rate, sports offerings, and Advanced Placement options.
Resident elected NSCC student trustee

Resident elected NSCC student trustee

When Ryan Nolan joined the Student Government Association at North Shore Community College recently, he was just looking for resume fodder. Boston Globe, 9/1/11

Laptops aren't the only buzz with students

Beverly kids are back to school today but laptops are not the only new item on the district’s slate.

School supplies collected for area students

The Staples for Students campaign is collecting school supplies in Salem, Danvers and North Beverly to benefit students from Salem and Peabody at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. Boston Globe, 8/22/11

Contract awarded for high school turf field

The city awarded a Bedford company a contract yesterday to install an artificial turf field in the Beverly High School field house, according to Mayor William F. Scanlon Jr. Boston Globe, 8/25/11
Simulator helps teens focus on road hazards ( (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff) )Kenny Codair, 18, of Hampton, N.H., steers a driving simulator along virtual city streets while learning lessons about distractions on the road.

Simulator helps teens focus on road hazards

It seems a lot like a video game. Participants sit at control panels mocked up like mini Corvettes with steering wheels, gas pedals, brakes, and giant screens in front of them. But the object here isn't destruction, it's distraction.
GALLERY: Montserrat College's creative students "Safe #1" is made of wood, fabric and acrylic paint.

GALLERY: Montserrat College's creative students

Montserrat College of Art student Kalimah Muhammad of Beverly won the International Sculpture Center's Student Award. See some of her prize-winning work and learn about other Montserrat artists.

Beverly High students get mandatory MacBooks

Beverly High school students rushed back to their brand new building in droves again this week. Not for classes — those don’t start for another two weeks — but for laptops.
TV special focuses on Beverly's Recovery High

TV special focuses on Beverly's Recovery High

"Recovery High," the season finale of Current TV's award-winning investigative series "Vanguard," aired Monday night. Boston Globe, 8/8/11
Snapshot

One-person households

The communities with the most one-person households are scattered across the Cape, western Mass., and around Greater Boston. Provincetown, Gosnold, and Cambridge are among those with the highest percent of single-person households, according to the UMass Donahue Institute, which looked at Census data from 2010.
Sixth-graders provide music for seniors

Sixth-graders provide music for seniors

About 100 sixth-graders are giving 100 senior citizens something to sing about. On March 10, just in time for St. Patrick's Day, the children of Beverly's Briscoe Middle School band and chorus will perform a free concert for seniors at the Beverly Council on Aging at 90 Colon St.