Mass Live – “City teachers and school staff are preparing for what promises to be a momentous year in the Springfield school system with nine unperforming middle schools aiming for a historic turnaround with the help of the newly created Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership.

More than 1,000 city educators gathered Friday morning at Van Sickle Middle School — one of the empowerment zone schools – to hear about the changes and opportunities for the year ahead from Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and other speakers.”

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