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Educators Receive $5K Grant for Fitness Program

Educators Receive $5K Grant for Fitness Program

The NEA Foundation selected “Warrior Wake-Up” fitness program to help West Middle School students get fit.

http://patch.com/massachusetts/andover/local-law-school-dean-serves-delegate-international-symposium-restorative#.U9Zj1PldWSo

A local law school dean was one of 25 delegates from 10 countries participating in the recent International Symposium on Restorative Justice
Group Forms to Oppose Merrimack College's Building Plan

Group Forms to Oppose Merrimack College's Building Plan

The college's plan to build dorms is upsetting neighbors in Andover and North Andover.
Merrimack College Dorm Expansion Plan Concerns Neighbors

Merrimack College Dorm Expansion Plan Concerns Neighbors

The plan calls for five buildings.
Local High School Gets Grant Money for Solar Electric Panel Training

Local High School Gets Grant Money for Solar Electric Panel Training

Greater Lawrence Technical School will train 24 students this summer, and 60 more over the fall and spring, in the installation of solar electric panels for both commercial and residential u
Andover Woman Named 'Outstanding Educator of the Year'

Andover Woman Named 'Outstanding Educator of the Year'

Dr. Marcia Drew Hohn was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education.
'Step Up for Colleen 5K' Expected to Draw 3,000

'Step Up for Colleen 5K' Expected to Draw 3,000

Ritzer, a Danvers High School teacher, was murdered by a student last year, authorities said.
Andover Student to Throw Down in 'Cake War'

Andover Student to Throw Down in 'Cake War'

The second annual High School Cake War is at Cakes for Occasions on Sunday.
$25M Andover High Renovations Nixed

$25M Andover High Renovations Nixed

Selectmen made the decision as part of a budget review before May's Town Meeting.
Raises Approved for Andover Teachers

Raises Approved for Andover Teachers

A new teacher contract was approved by the School Committee.
High School Thespians Coming to Andover This Weekend

High School Thespians Coming to Andover This Weekend

Andover High School to perform as part of full schedule of The Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild's High School Festival Preliminaries.
Seven Andover Schools Will Take Possible MCAS Replacement Test

Seven Andover Schools Will Take Possible MCAS Replacement Test

Eighteen states worked together to develop the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam.
Proposed Andover Charter School Hires ‘Academic Leader’

Proposed Andover Charter School Hires ‘Academic Leader’

State to vote on charter school proposal later this month.
Science Team Advances to D.C. Finals

Science Team Advances to D.C. Finals

Will compete in National Science Bowl in April.
Class Sizes Down in 2013

Class Sizes Down in 2013

Andover High class sizes down two students from four years ago.
Virtual Classes to Offset Snow Days?

Virtual Classes to Offset Snow Days?

One local high school gave it a try.
Snow Days Don't Impact Student Learning, Harvard Professor Finds

Snow Days Don't Impact Student Learning, Harvard Professor Finds

New findings from Harvard reveal that keeping schools open during a storm could be potentially more detrimental to learning than school closure.