For more information about the panelists, visit the following link: newton.k12.ma.us/Page/3419
UPDATES: Boston Globe story here.
Students, alumni, teachers, parents, clergy, city councilors and many others testified in opposition to citizen’s petition promoted by Americans for Peace and Tolerance, a group that has long-complained of an anti-Israeli bias in the Newton Public Schools, at a packed public hearing at Newton South High School
Newton School Superintendent David Fleishman sent this letter on Oct. 3
Dear Newton Families,
On Monday night at the School Committee meeting, our team provided an update on the exploration of later start times for our high schools. Information was provided on the status of the high school schedule redesign, as well as the current financial outlook for the district.
As you may recall, in the spring of 2017, the School Committee, upon the recommendation of the district and following several months of feedback from students, staff, and community, supported moving forward with a redesign of the high school schedule. This redesign would facilitate a shift to later start times, and target end times no later than
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
The Newton Public Schools has paid its private attorney well over $5,000 to repeatedly oppose the public release of an investigative report completed last school year on anti-Semitic incidents at F. A. Day Middle School, the TAB has learned.
The Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office has now four times ruled the district is not providing enough justification for its extensive
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].”