(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.
The U.S. and Arab allies opened a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.
Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the virus by 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday.
A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on terrorism charges.
The government's own watchdogs say they tried to hack into the site and found a critical vulnerability.