(Springfield, MA) — Statewide average MCAS scores have been released. The good news is three low-performing schools in Springfield have made progress and are off the watch list. Seven other city schools remain stuck at level 4, with some of the lowest scores in the state. The Morgan Elementary School in Holyoke slipped from level 4 to level 5 and will go into receivership. More detailed MCAS data will be released Friday.
U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.
The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.
A funeral service has been set for Ed and Brittany McGrath, the father and daughter killed Thursday in an Easthampton motorcycle crash
Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant