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Seventy-eight percent of Beverly 10th graders scored proficient or above in English, according to the latest MCAS results.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Walk into one of the myriad food pantries scattered across northeast Massachusetts and youll see a small cadre of volunteers sorting, packing, and handing out food. Look closely, and chances are youll notice some of the helpers are under 18. Boston Globe, 11/17/11
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.
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.
From Peoples United Bank: Peoples 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
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.
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
Beverly kids are back to school today but laptops are not the only new item on the districts slate.
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
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
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.
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 school students rushed back to their brand new building in droves again this week. Not for classes those dont start for another two weeks but for laptops.
"Recovery High," the season finale of Current TV's award-winning investigative series "Vanguard," aired Monday night. Boston Globe, 8/8/11
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.
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.