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Equity Lab Charter School Drops Haverhill, Methuen as Primary Targets; Lawrence Remains

Equity Lab Charter School Drops Haverhill, Methuen as Primary Targets; Lawrence Remains

(File photograph.) Haverhill and Methuen are being omitted from one of two proposals to start new charter schools. Lawrence-based Equity Lab Charter School had planned a regional school for Lawrence, Haverhill and Methuen. The group, however, announced Monday the planned fifth to twelfth grade school will now be targeted only to Lawrence residents. In a

Haverhill Hires Dept. of Ed.’s Levine as Schools’ ELA Supervisor

Former Department of Elementary and Secondary Education employee Helene Levine has been tapped to serve as Haverhill’s new ELA supervisor. (File photograph) Haverhill has found a new district-wide literacy supervisor in Helene Levine. Starting her career as a first-grade teacher in the Bronx, N.Y., Levine’s passion for literacy was fostered in New York as she

School Committee on Reported $1M in Encumbrances: ‘Who Authorized These Things?’

An outside financial audit of Haverhill School Department spending was pored over by Gail M. Sullivan and others during Thursday’s School Committee meeting. (WHAV News photograph) Note: This story has been updated to reflect discussions last May where School Committee members were told certain expenses would be pre-paid to reduce the need for more money

Outside Review Suggests Haverhill School Budget Process Fixes; Greater Maintenance

School Committee member Richard Rosa said he likes many of the recommendations in a new 80-page outside review of Haverhill Public Schools. (WHAV News photograph.) An outside financial review of Haverhill Public Schools suggests the city’s budget process isn’t necessarily in line with state law and budget “goals and priorities should be based on school

State Dept. of Ed. to Review Proposals for Two New Charter Schools Serving Haverhill Students

Two proposed charter schools serving Haverhill students are under review by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. (File photograph) The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education this week invited the founders of two proposed charter schools serving students in Haverhill to submit full applications, with the Equity Lab Charter School and the

Haverhill Educator Recognized for Work With ‘Farm to School’ Program

Haverhill paraprofessional Nancy Burke received a Kale Blazer award from the Massachusetts Farm to School Program. (Courtesy photograph/Massachusetts Teachers Association) Haverhill Public Schools paraprofessional Nancy Burke has long had a green thumb, and now the local educator has a kale blazer to go with it. Burke, a former Massachusetts Teachers Association Support Professional of the