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BOSTON — Students returning to school this fall will be required to wear masks or face coverings, and classroom sizes could be limited with desks spaced six feet apart, according to new state guidelines.

The end of the 2018 to 2019 school year also marks the end of 24 faculty members' careers with Andover Public Schools.

The 2019 recipients of the Colleen E. Ritzer Memorial Scholarships, awarded to graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in education at a four-year accredited college, have been announced.


Although the School Committee rejected Fusion Academy's request to open as an alternative school in town, the education facility opened up anyway, but as a "learning center" rather than a school earlier this month.


More than 80 girls in grades 3 through 5 from Greater Lawrence area schools participated in the "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" event Monday morning.

The cost of school lunch is expected to increase next year, as the School Committee will vote at its next meeting on whether to approve a proposal from Gail Koutroubas, director of food and nutrition services, for higher prices.


A wall on the second floor of Andover High School is now occupied by a colorful display representing Andover's global connectedness.

Following a lengthy discussion, the School Committee voted 4 to 1 to approve the adoption of a new elementary social studies curriculum framework.


Amid a sea of students in their early 20s wearing caps and gowns at the UMass-Lowell graduation recently, at least one person stood out as not quite fitting the traditional, youthful demographic.


LOWELL — A sea of blue filled the Tsongas Arena Monday night for what would likely be the last time the members of Andover High School's Class of 2019 would all be in the same place.

Andover Public Schools was awarded a $100,000 grant through the Cummings Foundation "100K for 100" program.


More than 150 students displayed projects related to health, global issues, the environment, science and technology and more at the third annual showcase sponsored by the Andover Coalition for Education, or ACE.

The Andover High School Underwater Robotics Team will compete in a national competition at the University of Maryland on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.

Timothy Corkery has been appointed to the position of principal of West Middle School, following the retirement of Principal Becky Franks.

The all-night, substance-free celebration has been hosted annually since 1992 in the Andover High School field house for graduating seniors. It was created by parents who wanted to ensure children were safe while celebrating the night of their high school graduation.

LAWRENCE — Faith and family have always played large roles at Central Catholic High School since it was founded in 1935.

ANDOVER — A teacher at West Elementary School has been placed on administrative leave following allegations of testing irregularities during administration of the MCAS tests, according to Nicole Kieser, a spokesperson for the Andover School District.


Andover High School senior Kevin Choi is experiencing a lot of "lasts" in the coming weeks - his "last" high school jazz band concert, "last" practice, "last" homework assignment and "last" day of high school.

Parents of special education students took the School Committee and administrators to task recently, criticizing them for failing to involve the community in decisions affecting their children.

Phillips Academy was nationally recognized as one of the top 30 high school STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs in the country.

Merrimack College broke ground on its new Nursing Center on Wednesday, May 1, touting the employment prospects for future nursing graduates as well as the profession’s embodiment of the college’s founding values.

BOSTON — Parents who want to send their children to private religious schools in Massachusetts and many other states are barred from using public funds to offset tuition.

The Archdiocese of Boston honored Vincent Bradley, the chairman of Catholic Memorial School’s history and social studies department, with its 2018-19 Excellence in Education Award.


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Defending state champion Andover High School fell short to first-time competitor Boston Latin School, putting an end to their time on WGBH's High School Quiz Show.

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