Massachusetts

A Massachusetts state judge has awarded $155,000 in fees and costs to the education author Alfie Kohn, who won a ruling last year that his rights were infringed by state officials who objected to his planned speech at a conference.
May 16, 2007 – Education Week
Districts are buying their produce from local growers.
April 18, 2007 – Education Week
The founder is turning to private schools and other donors to keep the student-written journal afloat after its primary sponsor pulled its funding.
April 11, 2007 – Education Week
The Massachusetts state board of education has granted four low-performing schools’ requests for the type of autonomy typically enjoyed by charter schools.
April 4, 2007 – Education Week
State, district leaders debate when to grant autonomy.
March 16, 2007 – Education Week
The move is designed to increase the number of teenagers who get to school on time.
March 14, 2007 – Education Week
The Public Broadcasting Service and a Boston-based television, radio, and multimedia operation are teaming up to produce more online professional-development courses for science teachers.
February 28, 2007 – Education Week
The chairwoman of Boston’s school board announced last week that she would no longer co-lead the search for a new superintendent for the 57,000-student district.
February 12, 2007 – Education Week
Two state departments of education are seeking to reach high school students who might not know what they’re missing.
February 7, 2007 – Education Week
The reversal delays a transition that is already a year behind schedule.
January 31, 2007 – Education Week

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