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Weekend Rundown

Share on Tumblr You may have noticed the increase in live music listings in the left sidebar. The Rundown will continue to (mostly) focus on Lynn events, but it’s all in the sidebar! Friday, 10/31 1. DisTRICKt or Treat at…Read more →
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Students from Real to Reel at RAW remake Ghostbusters trailer

Share on Tumblr This is from the middle school group. They weren’t even born when the movie came out. Filmmakers: Emily Silva, Isaac Dreeben, Lizzy Embick, Mia Ventola, Sidney St. Ives, Taryn Osborne Class: 2014 Rough Cuts GhostBOSters Trailer from…Read more →
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5 Questions: Larkin Poe

Share on Tumblr 5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy –       Rebecca and Megan Lovell have being making music together since they were children. Now they are taking their act on the road (minus the hair…Read more →
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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) ...
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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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