|Linden School Visit, Malden Public Schools: On Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Governor Deval Patrick announced $281,000 in grants to 29 potential Innovation Schools across the Commonwealth at the Linden School in Malden. The funding builds on the Patrick-Murray Administration's continued efforts to close persistent achievement gaps, promote innovative and bold strategies in education and give students and their families greater access to high-quality public schools.|
In January 2010, Governor Patrick signed historic education reform legislation that gives all students and families greater access to high-quality schools. The Innovation Schools initiative, a key component of this legislation, provides educators and other stakeholders in all districts across the state with the powerful opportunity to create new "Innovation Schools," in-district and charter-like schools that will operate with greater autonomy and flexibility with regard to curriculum, staffing, budget, schedule/calendar, professional development, and district policies. These public schools will be able to implement innovative strategies to improve student achievement while keeping school funding within districts. There are currently 44 approved Innovation Schools across the commonwealth.
Information provided by the Executive Office of Education. Created: April 20, 2010; Updated: August 2, 2012.