The Notebook

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Special Education Programs Fully Implement DESE Mid-Cycle Review Requirements

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts checks all special education programs for compliance with state and federal regulations every six years. Mid-cycle reviews occur halfway between the full reviews.

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Meeting Students’ Needs Year-Round

Dearborn Summer School students in an qactivity with both an academic and social component

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A Summer Like No Other

The Lesley Ellis School Summer Program began more than a decade ago to continue the school’s student-centered approach to learning beyond the traditional school year. Designed around popular weekly themes, each session is led by Lesley Ellis School staff, along with like-minded college students and other educational professionals.

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By Deanne Benson
Head of School, Lesley Ellis School

One of the best parts of working in a school is the conversations we get to have with students of all ages. Sometimes we are part of the conversation and sometimes we overhear a conversation ... like this one before the break in a first and second grade reading group:

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Beverly M. Beno of Lowell, Mass., has been hired as the chief financial officer at Schools for Children. As CFO, Ms. Beno will manage the accounting, finance, audit, financial reporting, human resources, investment and budgeting functions for the nonprofit.