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Spring 2009 results

Fifty-seven percent of Framingham 8th graders scored proficient or above in English, according to the latest MCAS results.



School's out, but math is in (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)Summer Math for All founder Christine Moynihan helps 14-year-old Lisa Peters (left) and Kristina Baldwin, 13, with math activities in Holliston.

School's out, but math is in

Studies show that students lose somewhere between one and three months of math skills over the summer, so this summer, Framingham High School has launched a math and English program aimed at students who are at risk of failing. Boston Globe, 7/31/11
Fledgling teachers settle in with fresh ideas, butterflies (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)Emily Donahue organizes her fifth-grade classroom at Peirce Elementary School in Newton.

Fledgling teachers settle in with fresh ideas, butterflies

Framingham High School hosts an orientation session for its district’s roughly 60 new teachers that provided a crash course in special education, health care, technology, and professional development. Boston Globe, 8/29/11

Strapped colleges resort to fee hikes

With costs rising, enrollments ballooning, and federal funds drying up, many of Massachusetts’ community colleges and state universities are turning to what they say is their only option for making ends meet: student fees. Boston Globe, 6/7/11

Outgoing Mass. Bay president defends tenure

As Carole Berotte Joseph prepares to leave Massachusetts Bay Community College after six controversial years as president, she defends her tough approach, saying it allowed her to elevate a struggling institution. Boston Globe, 3/6/11