Fleishman: ‘Our history teachers have been singled out, harassed and subjected to harsh and unfair criticism’

Newton School Superintendent David Fleishman released this letter to the school community today….

Dear Newton Community:

For the past seven years, the Newton Public Schools have been the target of outside groups claiming anti-Israel bias in our history curriculum. These baseless claims, often reliant upon materials and documents taken out of context, are misleading and only serve to denigrate the hard work and professionalism of our skilled and dedicated faculty.

In recent months, the attacks have grown increasingly and unjustly personal. Our history teachers have been singled out, harassed and

Superintendent David Fleishman’s contract extended until 2021

Superintendent David Fleishman’s contract extended until 2021

Superintendent David Fleishman will be staying in Newton until at least 2021, The TAB’s Laura Lovett reports.

“David has done an absolutely outstanding job leading the school system,” said School Committee Chairman Matt Hills. “He has significantly strengthened the academic program, instituted and grown Social Emotional Learning and mental health programs and all under serious financial constraints and under rapid enrollment [growth].”

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