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Stories related to Southborough Public Schools, Algonquin Regional High School, and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.

Parents petition Regional Committee for Common Core pro/con forum; discussion stifled

May 21, 2015 12:48:57 PM

Parents expressed concern last night about the Regional School Committee’s knowledge of Common Core issues. What ended up front and center again was frustration over school committee communication practices. And again, the school committee pointed to Open Meeting Law as responsible for stifling discussion.

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Algonquin administration considering alternative schedule changes: Faculty voting on preferences

May 21, 2015 10:04:28 AM
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Superintendent Christine Johnson said an earlier proposed schedule did what it was intended to do: spark conversation and exchanging of ideas. Since then, faculty have been proposing, discussing, and are continuing to vote on several alternative schedules.

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High school robotics honors and awards

May 20, 2015 04:40:42 PM
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Last month local high schools competed in WPI’s FIRST Robotics Competition NE District championships. Both Algonquin and Assabet walked away with something to boast about.

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Read all about it: Woodward 2nd grader gets the scoop in one-on-one with Governor

May 19, 2015 02:10:21 PM
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There’s a new reporter covering the local beat. But if you don’t have a child in her 2nd grade class, you probably haven’t seen her work.

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Trottier’s planned improvements: More class time, STEM, and Chromebooks; less study halls; no FCS

May 15, 2015 02:20:25 PM
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This week, Principal Kieth Lavoie walked the School Committee through Trottier’s new School Improvement Plan.

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APTO “dangerously below budget” for safe prom night

May 13, 2015 09:30:55 AM

For more than twenty years, parents of Algonquin students have sought to keep kids safe after prom. The APTO is asking for help managing it again this year. They are hoping the community and businesses answer the call.

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Has someone made a difference to your special needs child? Nominations for ‘Go the Distance’ awards due Saturday

April 29, 2015 02:43:15 PM

On Thursday, May 14, 2012, the Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC) will host its fifth annual Go the Distance Award ceremonies.

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News on Kindergarten next year (But not what you were hoping for)

April 16, 2015 11:27:46 AM
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At last week’s School Committee meeting, there were some updates worth sharing related to Kindergarten next year.

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School Start Time: K-8 committee reaction

April 15, 2015 02:30:00 PM
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Last week, the Southborough School Committee had their first discussion about issues related to school start time for Algonquin students. It was a problem that members believe should be handled at the high school level for now.

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Videos: Showcasing Algonquin, tick-borne diseases, Solar Bylaw, and St. Patrick’s Day

April 1, 2015 11:20:22 AM

Here is the latest round of videos from local media and the schools.

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NSPAC events: Special coffee this morning; Law update on April 15

April 1, 2015 09:33:27 AM
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Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council is holding a program to educate parents and guardians of special education students about their rights.

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School musicians month: Honors and photos

March 31, 2015 02:20:00 PM
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At the start of the month, I posted about the flurry of musical activity for the schools in March. Now it’s time to take a look back at how they did.

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Group seeking to start school later clears the air: How did we get to this point?

March 31, 2015 11:20:52 AM

Algonquin School Start Time tells me that many parents have misperceptions about what has been happening.

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Another Algonquin ranking: 23rd public high school in state, 3rd best Worcester area

March 25, 2015 02:00:36 PM
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Another organization is ranking high schools. This ranking is done by Niche.

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