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Are you an artist, maker or crafter?

Share on Tumblr From the Downtown Lynn Cultural District - Please join the Creator Conversation! The Downtown Lynn Cultural District is seeking the participation of artists, makers, crafters, and creators who live or produce work within the city of Lynn for an initial conversation about…Read more →
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Photos from ‘States of Terror’ opening at Visionspace

Share on Tumblr States of Terror is now on display at Visionspace Gallery, 16 City Hall Square All photos ©Lauren Carr States of Terror features the work of Haig Demarjian and friends. In celebration of all things that go bump…Read more →
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Pack 36 awaits their adventure at Dungeon Rock Pirate Day

Share on Tumblr Dungeon Rock Pirate Day in Lynn Woods has become increasingly popular over the years and has been the most frequently searched topic on LynnHappens for the past 30 days. Here’s a more complete photo gallery and history…Read more →
An Education

Lynn MCAS Results: Marshall Middle School

As a member of the Thurgood Marshall Middle School Council during the last two school years, I have been able to see how hard the teachers and school administration there are working to improve instruction and student outcomes. In previous years, the school reported lower test scores when compared to the other middle schools in Lynn. On the 2014 MCAS exam, Marshall did see some improvement particularly in math and science, two subjects that they had been an area for concern.  ELA Math Science 6 46 (+2) 38 (+14) N/A 7 48 (+3) 18 (+4) N/A 8 53 (+6) ...
An Education

Lynn MCAS Results 2014: Part II

Below are proficiency rates on the 2014 MCAS by school at the elementary level; also included is each school's Accountability and Assistance Level. Accountability levels are as follows:Level 1:  On track to college and career readinessLevel 2:  Not meeting gap closing goalsLevel 3:  Focus: Lowest performing 20% of schools (including schools with the largest gaps)Level 4:  Priority: Lowest performing schoolsLevel 5:  Priority: Chronically under-performing schoolsPositive or negative numbers in parentheses in the 'ALL' field represent the percent change from 2013. 'School Performance' refers to the school's overall performance relative to other schools statewide that serve the same grade span (percentiles range from 1 - 99). For example, a school performance that is ...
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