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CES report outlines difficult truth about literacy issues

WINCHESTER - Last year, a report surfaced that alleged Winchester students struggled to read. In response, the district, through Superintendent Dr. Frank Hackett, reached out to the Collaborative for Educational Services, a Northampton-based non-profit, to pull back the curtain and do a deep dive into the district’s practices. Two members of the group appeared at a recent School Committee meeting to outline the report. The Collaborative published a 111-page report that the superintendent sent out to the public two weeks ago. In it, they surveyed and held listening sessions with parents,...

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Winter 2013 Special Olympics

SOUTH HADLEY, MA - Steve and Patty Pittsley, of Ware, watched from the stands as their son Maxwell, 19, practiced throwing a ball and dribbling at the winter Special Olympics on Thursday in the gym at Smith Middle School in South Hadley. "He loves basketball," said...

Students Learn at local horse farm

Thanks to the efforts of a committed special education teacher, Collaborative students have been able to participate in a work and learning program at the Full of Grace Horse Farm in Amherst, Massachusetts. The story that follows was sent to us by Patricia Taylor,...

Monte’s March

NORTHAMPTON, MA -  When the Collaborative for Educational Services' HEC Academy students learned last fall about Monte's March, they decided to get involved. This was the third year that Monte Belmonte, host of the local radio station WRSI-FM, had organized...

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