Schools rise to new level: Focus on growth led to high scores, says superintendent

Students in two Gloucester elementary schools previously ranked among the state’s lowest 20 percent so outperformed their cohorts across the state in standardized tests last spring that they raised their schools and the Gloucester school district as a whole to a Level 2 classification in the state Department of Education’s accountability system. Read more on…

Schoolchildren celebrate Fall Harvest Day

More than 200 Plum Cove Elementary School pupils recently harvested more than 70 pounds of produce. During this year’s Fall Harvest Day, kindergartners through fifth-graders picked potatoes, beets, carrots, squash, pumpkins, and beans they planted in their school garden last June with Backyard Growers. Read more on the Gloucester Daily Times website→

Beauport shaping up

The shape — and size — of things to come on Gloucester’s Pavilion Beach is now on display. A whirlwind of construction in recent weeks has given residents a look at the full size and shape of the new Beauport Hotel Gloucester, with as many as 90 workers carrying out a variety of tasks at the…

‘Angel program’ draws Statehouse interest

Police Chief Leonard Campanello and backers of the Gloucester Police Department’s new approach to fighting opioid addiction outlined their so-called angel program for legislative health care leaders Friday. But they didn’t have to take their case to the Statehouse; the key Statehouse players came to Gloucester instead. Read more on the Gloucester Daily Times website→

O’Maley students learning to love science, technology, engineering, and math

Now completing its third year as a state-recognized innovation school, O’Maley remains the state’s only middle school with a comprehensive program. Other innovation programs focus on elementary or high school levels, and some districts offer “innovation” alternatives, such as the STEM academy within Wareham Middle School. Read more on the Gloucester Daily Times website→

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