New Chestnut, Van Sickle Schools in Springfield Assessed

Mass Live – “An official of Boston-based Empower Schools Inc., the private firm assisting in the turnaround of nine city struggling middle schools, toured several of the schools on Tuesday, saying principals, teachers and students are off to a good start.

“One thing that stands out is how great these kids are,” said Empower Schools Program Director Matthew Matera during the tour of the now subdivided Chestnut Middle School.”

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