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Revere Schools Expand New Grading System, Hope to Take It Districtwide in Near Future

October 14, 2018
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When report cards come home for fourth-and fifth-graders across the Revere Public School district in early December, not a single student will have an ‘A.’ No one will have an ‘F’ either. That’s because the schools this year have begun to use a new system of grading for Grades 4 and 5 – a...
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Revere Public Schools are Getting things Done Right

October 5, 2018
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A Boston Globe editorial in the all-important Sunday edition highlighted the Revere Public Schools as a district that can get things done at the least cost. The Globe editorial was about taking education funding to the next level, and used Revere as an example of a school system that is able to have a...
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With Funding Questions Unresolved, Supt Kelly said They Can Only Tread Water on MCAS

October 5, 2018
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Only a few years ago, Revere High School (RHS) was one of the top urban schools in the nation and showed gradual, impressive increases in student scores on the MCAS test every year. Then came the meltdown in education funding, which hit schools like Revere and Chelsea extremely hard. Now, while RHS is still...
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Revere Schools Looking to Cool Off in Future Heat Waves:District Will Also Pilot Program for Juniors And Seniors to Bring Their Own Computers

September 14, 2018
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In the heat waves that greeted students back to school in the previous two weeks, those at the Lincoln School and in parts of Revere High School really had to sweat it out in stifling conditions. Supt. Dianne Kelly said back to school in those two buildings was all about controlling the heat and...
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M-Dot Lights It Up in Czech Republic, to Play Boston Common This Weekend

September 14, 2018
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Revere native Michael ‘M-DOT’ Januario continues to hone his lyrical skills, traveling to Europe for colossal rap festivals, and working on the second part of his critically acclaimed album. And he does it all while balancing a family and a career. Fresh off his hit album ‘Ego and the Enemy’ last year, M-DOT just...
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Officer Singer Lauded for Saving Drowning Child While Off-Duty

September 8, 2018
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Officer Joe Singer is no stranger to water rescues, and after last weekend, he has quite dramatic event to add to his resume. On Saturday, Sept. 1, Officer Singer – who serves normally as a School Resource Officer – was off-duty and enjoying himself at Sandy Beach in Winchester. Soon, he heard calls for...
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New RHS Principal Feeling Good to Be Back Home

September 4, 2018
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If one had suggested to new Revere High School (RHS) Principal John Perella one year ago that he would be leading his hometown high school this school year, he would have thought it an impossibility. But what seems impossible in life, many times, suddenly come to pass, and that’s just what has happened as...
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Revere Public School Students,Teachers Ready to Return Aug 29:Three Elementary Schools to Add Extra Time to the School Day

September 3, 2018
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As teachers begin to return this week to quiet buildings, preparing for their spaces for the new school term, students still have a final week of respite before they report to their various schools for class on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Supt. Dianne Kelly said teachers will have professional development days on Aug. 27 and...
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Inaugural Revere Youth Summer Police Academy Finds Common Bonds with Youth

September 2, 2018
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Like most, Revere teen Anthony Toomey has heard police sirens every now and then, and rarely gave it much thought. Now, after spending a week learning everything about the Revere Police, the teenager has a whole new respect for the men and women in blue, and when he hears a siren blaring in the...
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Legislature Fails to Pass Education Funding ‘Fix’ at the Last Hour

August 11, 2018
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The last second ticked off the clock on Beacon Hill Tuesday night, July 31, and when the score was settled, education funding for Gateway cities like Everett and Revere was the big loser. School Superintendents Ð including Revere’s Dianne Kelly, Chelsea’s Mary Bourque and Everett’s Fred Foresteire – voiced extreme disappointment this week that...
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Frustrated House Waited for Horse Racing/Simulcast Bill All Night

August 11, 2018
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Live horse racing and simulcasting took a topsy-turvy ride over a period of 48 hours last week, when the Sport of Kings became illegal in the Commonwealth for the first time in generations. All of it came as a result of the State Legislature’s run up to the end of its two-year Legislative session...
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DeLeo Not Happy with Negative Comments on School Funding Breakdown

August 11, 2018
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Last week, after a school funding fix broke down at the State House during the last minute, the imminently important issue for Everett, Revere and Chelsea drew a great deal of disappointment locally and in the Senate, and much of the frustrations seemed to be directed at House leaders Ð including Speaker Bob DeLeo....
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Major Changes at Revere High Bring Back Familiar Face

August 3, 2018
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When students return to Revere High School (RHS) on Aug. 29, they’ll find an entirely new leadership team at the school – with the friendly smile of former Principal Lourenco Garcia moved over to the Central Office, and former RHS dean John Perella stepping in as the new RHS Principal for the coming year....
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Revere Police Embark on Youth Academy with State Funding

August 3, 2018
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The Revere Police Department has embarked on a new and popular summer activity meant to strengthen relationships between youth and police. The Revere Police Youth Academy has already kicked off its first session from July 23-27, and is now recruiting Revere young people going into Grades 7 through 11 for the second and final...
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From Beach Street to the Bench:Chief Justice Dawley

August 3, 2018
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It was the active community and strong leaders in Revere that Chief Justice Paul Dawley credits in forming his ability to succeed all the way to the top levels of the state judiciary. Having just been re-appointed last week to another five-year term as Chief Justice of the District Court statewide system, Dawley said...
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Revere School Changes:Former RHS Principal Promoted to Central Office Position

August 3, 2018
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Eight years ago, Dr. Lourenco Garcia came to Revere to make great changes at Revere High School. And within months, he did just that in bringing in the once-controversial block schedule and moving the school toward student-centered learning using technology like iPads for every student. Now change has come to him, as Supt. Dianne...
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Advocacy Group Produces Study Showing Roadmap to Fix School Funding:Under Five-Year Plan, Revere Could See Up to $18 Million More per Year

July 28, 2018
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A state budget advocacy organization – Mass. Budget and Policy Center – has released a report this week detailing a five-year roadmap to fix the state’s education funding crisis – a plan that would require $888 million over five years and would mean $18 million more in state funding per year for Revere schools....
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Finding Success:Students Find Second Chance at SeaCoast High School

July 9, 2018
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Finding Success:Students Find Second Chance at SeaCoast High School

As the school year wound down last week at SeaCoast High School – the district’s alternative high school – both Anthony DeVito and AamirahCaraballo could hardly stay in their seats during the school’s underclassman awards day. It wasn’t because they were antsy, but rather because they had won quite a few awards. Both students...
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New Memorial Plaque Unveiled in Honor of Bob Haas at the Lincoln School Playground

June 28, 2018
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The family of the late Mayor and Councillor Bob Haas Jr. gathered with City and School leaders on Thursday afternoon, June 21, to celebrate a memorial to Haas at the new Lincoln School playground – a facility Haas helped to build some years ago in a volunteer effort. Mayor Brian Arrigo said it has...
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Rafael Mares Named New Executive Director of the Neighborhood Developers

June 12, 2018
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Just as The Neighborhood Developers (TND) celebrated its 40th year in existence, the Chelsea-based organization that has a major presence in Revere now also announced its new Director Rafael Mares at a celebration function on May 31. Mares is a Revere resident and will replace 15-year Director Ann Houston – who will be moving...
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