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Worcester, MA, United States

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Worcester School Committee hears from Binienda supporters, nixes one-year extension idea

Petty ultimately relented, allowing several audience members to talk, including Karrie Allen, principal at the Goddard School of Science & Technology. → Read More

College Town: MWCC students receive First Literacy Scholarships

Three Mount Wachusett Community College Adult Education students last month received First Literacy Scholarships, the school recently announced. → Read More

Assumption naming new health sciences building after major donor

Assumption University announced it is naming its new health sciences building after a couple that recently gave a multi-million dollar donation to the school. → Read More

With cases on the rise, Worcester School Committee OKs staff vaccination requirement

Following the other Worcester departments, the School Committee on Thursday agreed to require district staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall. → Read More

Worcester superintendent search committee OKs timeline, request for consultant bids

The district’s ad hoc superintendent search committee on Friday approved a timeline to find the system’s next leader and a request for proposals from search consultants. → Read More

Looking inside or outside? Worcester's search for new school superintendent begins

A new committee tasked with finding the city's next superintendent of schools will hold its first meeting Thursday with the aim of laying the groundwork for the search process. → Read More

Worcester School Committee will move on from Binienda, begin search for new superintendent

The School Committee agreed to move on from Superintendent Maureen Binienda at the end of her contract next June and launch a search for a new leader → Read More

Worcester School Committee OKs mask requirement for new school year

The School Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to require all staff and students to wear masks this upcoming school year. → Read More

New Worcester school safety plan replacing resource officers by year's end underway

Worcester officials have begun the process of finding a replacement for the city's controversial school policing program. → Read More

Masks recommended, not required in schools this fall, per new state guidance

The state is not requiring schools to make students and staff wear masks this fall. → Read More

Worcester youth vaccinations 'nowhere near what they should be' entering new school year

Worcester's youth vaccination rates are "nowhere near" what they need to be, the city's health commissioner said this week. → Read More

Worcester superintendent: Busing provider still seeks drivers

Worcester's busing provider is still short six or eight drivers for the coming school year, according to the superintendent. → Read More

Then & Now: Do you know where this is?

This week’s location is one of the region’s few turn-of-the-century schoolhouses that have survived through the new millennium. Located in a residential area, not far from a major highway, it probably won’t stand out much to passersby. But thousands of students went to school here, and many people who have lived there in its second iteration. Or maybe locals might remember the controversy… → Read More

Central Mass. colleges say campus vaccination goals within reach

Local colleges have already reached or are close to reaching vaccination targets for the upcoming academic year. → Read More

Superintendent's review: Worcester making progress on suspensions, diversity hires

Worcester Superintendent Maureen Binienda gave her mid-cycle self-review at Thursday's School Committee meeting. → Read More

Will students wear masks at Central Mass. schools this fall? Districts await state guidance

Health organizations are advising masks be worn in schools this fall, but local school officials are waiting for state guidance. → Read More

For area community colleges, pandemic showed new way to do business

While on-campus life returns at local community colleges, virtual classes and services will continue as well. → Read More

Worcester prepares to open new dual-language school at former St. Stephen School

Worcester is getting ready to open its new dual-language school, which will teach kids in English and Spanish, at the former St. Stephen School. → Read More

Learning First Charter School moving to former St. Mary's building, plans major renovation

Learning First Charter School is moving to a new home in Worcester, the former St. Mary's Schools building on Richland Street. → Read More

College Town: Clark partners with city schools on science mentorship program

Clark students provided mentorship to high school students, and Nichols elected new members to its board of trustees. → Read More