September isn't only Back-to-School month, its also Attendance Awareness Month. This year, Fall River's new Superintendent Matthew Malone is inviting the Fall River community to rally behind their students and help improve the city's attendance.
Students at Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School and Renaissance Community School for the Arts were treated to a surprise Bag Drop Rally Tuesday afternoon through a partnership between Darn It!, Inc. and State Bags.
Following a peaceful demonstration outside Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School Friday, students and community members gathered at Buttonwood Park Saturday morning for a community rally demanding change and accountability at the north end school.
While New Bedford students won't be forced to take MCAS or PARCC tests, they also won't be told they can opt out. At Monday's meeting, the New Bedford School Committee voted to not send parents information about their right to refuse standardized testing for their child...