Education

First Time in America: Learning Cities Conference in Lowell: Everyone Invited to Attend

This message if from Felice Kincannon (felicek@turi.org) on behalf of the organizing committee. Dear All,    Please try to carve out some time to attend the First American Learning Cities Networking Conference next week, Thursday and Friday, November 14 and 15. Apologies for the fact that this invitation is late.…

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Open Letter on LPS HR Search Process

Lowell’s Bobby Tugbiyele forwarded to me and asked me to post the following open letter from recent graduates of Lowell High School regarding the search process for a new Human Resources Director for the Lowell Public Schools.   January 10, 2019 To Whom It May Concern: In this letter, current…

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Bobby Tugbiyele on LPS HR Director search

Lowell resident Bobby Tugbiyele shared the following letter he sent to Mayor Samaras and others: Dear Mayor Samaras, Members of the LPS Personnel Subcommittee, and Acting Superintendent Durkin: I and many community members, especially those who attended the early April School Committee session, ( Read-  http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_31782843/lowell-school-board-hears-calls-hiring-diversity ) respectfully and earnestly…

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Lowell School Committee Meeting: Dec 19, 2018

I usually don’t report on Lowell School Committee meetings, but given the financial crisis that has engulfed the school department, I thought it important to pay closer attention to how the school committee is responding. Here are my notes from tonight’s meeting. I covered the entire discussion on the recently…

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Lowell City of Learning Update

Last week I attended a presentation by UMass Lowell professor (retired) John Wooding in which he provided an update on his quest to make Lowell a UNESCO City of Learning. That designation is applied to cities around the world – there are 140 so far, but none in the U.S.…

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