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Schools

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New Homes for Sale in Peabody

New Homes for Sale in Peabody

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Some Salem State Students to Live at Peabody Hotel This Fall

Some Salem State Students to Live at Peabody Hotel This Fall

The "summer melt" was smaller than expected this year, prompting higher than usual demand for on-campus housing at Salem State University.
Massachusetts Schools Ranked No. 2 in Nation

Massachusetts Schools Ranked No. 2 in Nation

New Jersey topped WalletHub’s "Best and Worst School Systems" list.
Lowest Bid for Higgins Middle School Lower Than Expected

Lowest Bid for Higgins Middle School Lower Than Expected

Agostini-Bacon Construction Co. gave a bid of $68.2 million.
Peabody Remembers Mr. Murtagh

Peabody Remembers Mr. Murtagh

John M. “Jack” Murtagh passed away on Wednesday.
School Committee Member Speaks Out About Student Test Data

School Committee Member Speaks Out About Student Test Data

Peabody School Committee member Dave McGeney is concerned that officials don’t know who will have access to data from the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career
Where Do Peabody Teacher Salaries Rank in Massachusetts?

Where Do Peabody Teacher Salaries Rank in Massachusetts?

A new report by Boston Business Journal ranks school districts by teacher salary.
Report: Bomb Threat Made So Parents Wouldn't Know She Wasn't Graduating

Report: Bomb Threat Made So Parents Wouldn't Know She Wasn't Graduating

The former Quinnipiac University student from Quincy was arrested, and the graduation ceremony started 90 minutes late.
Peabody Becomes First to Reject New PARCC Test

Peabody Becomes First to Reject New PARCC Test

The Peabody School Committee last week voted to become the first school district to stay with the MCAS exam rather than move to the PARCC.
High School Teachers Get Excellence Awards

High School Teachers Get Excellence Awards

Congrats to these teachers.
Peabody High Fails to Make US News & World Report’s Rankings

Peabody High Fails to Make US News & World Report’s Rankings

The publication’s rankings included the top 63 high schools in Massachusetts.
School Committee Voices Concern About Conflict of Interest

School Committee Voices Concern About Conflict of Interest

The School Committee voted unanimously to ask officials to review a conflict of interest involving Mitchell D. Chester, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Seconda
Two PVMHS Teachers Given State Awards

Two PVMHS Teachers Given State Awards

The awards recognize the top math, science and English AP teachers from five regions across the state.
New Student Health Center Coming to High School

New Student Health Center Coming to High School

North Shore Community Health Inc., will run the center.