Daily Archives: March 3, 2010

Two Worcester schools tagged as Level 4

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

A day after the state announced school dropout rates are the lowest they’ve been in a decade, on Wednesday sources have told Worcester Mag that the state tagged Chandler Elementary and Union Hill Elementary as Level 4 schools.  School officials in Worcester are waiting for more information likely to come Thursday to figure out what exactly this means for the future of these schools, but worst-case scenario is if the schools want to apply for federal funding the state has precedence to enact one of four draconian “turnaround” models, some of which include firing the principal and half the staff, shutting down the school, or turning it into a charter.

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WoMag on Tap keeps getting bigger

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

Our line up of special guests for tomorrow night’s Worcester Mag on Tap (5:30 at Beatnik’s) keeps getting bigger and better.

As we’ve already advertised, you’ll be able to grab a drink* with Tim McGourthy, the Director of Economic Development for the city (“Selling Worcester“, Feb. 18), and Christina Andreoli, the city’s Director of Communications (seemingly any story we’ve ever written), but you’ll also get to talk to City Councilor Joe Petty about all things Google (“Is Worcester Getting Enough Fiber?” in tomorrow’s paper) and Quite Nyce (half of the hip hop group RADIx) about an awesome show happening at the Lucky Dog on Friday night. Amy Levine will be there as well (“A Shot of the Great Whiskey Rebellion“, Feb. 25) and Hannah Salzman-Gubbay, this week’s cover girl, will stop by. Louie Despres, a local photographer who is releasing his book “Five Months” (profiled March 3) has also replied as “attending” on Facebook.

This is the best thing to happen to Thursday night since NBC started airing “Parks & Rec,” “Community,” “The Office” and “30 Rock” (none of which you will miss if you come to WoMag on Tap).

*Beers will not be $1, and we’re not buying them for you.

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