Earlier this month, the district posted a presentation titled BHS Technology Initiative. The presentation outlines the plans to integrate technology throughout the curriculum at the new Beverly High School, and the proposed 1-1 laptop program.
It's a nice reminder that, even as so much of the talk is about cuts to schools and programs, there are some exciting things on the horizon in Beverly schools as well.
This site aims to inform and mobilize Beverly parents to take an active role in all issues related to the funding and operation of the city's schools. It was launched in the spring of 2008, when the city saw its first-ever override attempt fail, followed by the closure of a nearly-new elementary school. Subsequent years have seen further cuts that have led to larger class sizes across the district. While the opening of an impressive new high school and plans to replace the city's aging middle school give us reason to be optimistic, the school community must be ever vigilant in demanding appropriate school funding by city and state governments, and better community communications from the district and School Committee.