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Massachusetts Educators Get High Marks In Annual Report Card

Most public school educators in Massachusetts received high marks in an annual evaluation.

   Nearly 87 percent of teachers, principals, and other educators were rated as proficient, with 8 percent judged exemplary --- the highest of four categories.  Fewer than 1 percent were unsatisfactory, a classification that could result in termination of employment. Massachusetts education commissioner Mitchell Chester said he was pleased with the evaluations.

  "For me these results are affirming that the system is heading in the right direction."

     Student test scores were not part of this year’s educator evaluations, but will be starting in two years.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.