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Connolly to chair new Lawrence school oversight board

Connolly to chair new Lawrence school oversight board

Former Boston city councilor founded education nonprofit following 2013 mayoral bid

JOHN CONNOLLY, WHO made education the centerpiece of his unsuccessful 2013 campaign for mayor in Boston, has been tapped to chair the new state-appointed board that will oversee the Lawrence public schools. The state’s acting education commissioner, Jeff Wulfson, named Connolly to helm the board, which will assume the role of state receiver currently held(...)

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The Codcast: Riley’s collaborative ways

Jeff Riley won the backing last week of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to be the next state education commissioner based in large part on his work over the last six years as the state-appointed receiver for the Lawrence schools. If somebody can show real gains in what was arguably the lowest-performing,(...)

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Riley gets the nod as education commissioner

Riley gets the nod as education commissioner

Board members cite his results closing achievement gaps in Lawrence

TO HELM THE unfinished work of education reform to close persistent achievement gaps, the state tapped someone with a track record of being able to do it. Jeff Riley, who has served for six years as the state-appointed receiver of the troubled Lawrence school system, where he has overseen gains in student achievement and high(...)

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Education commissioner finalists interviewed

Education commissioner finalists interviewed

State board slated to make pick on Monday

THE THREE FINALISTS for state education commissioner each faced close to two hours of questioning on Friday from the state panel that now must decide who will lead the system serving nearly 1 million Massachusetts students. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will meet on Monday to deliberate publicly and then vote on whether(...)

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Oversight of Lawrence schools shifting to state-appointed board

Oversight of Lawrence schools shifting to state-appointed board

Riley leaving after six years, may seek state education commissioner’s post

EDUCATION OFFICIALS UNVEILED the next chapter in state oversight of the Lawrence schools on Wednesday with the announcement that the state receiver, Jeff Riley, will be stepping down at the end of the school year in June and new state-appointed board will oversee the district. The state took control of the city’s struggling school system(...)

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