Friday, September 16, 2016

In the News: schools work on communications, open meeting law training, Dean ranked as Best Value School

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The school district is considering ways to improve its communication with the community and solicit feedback on school activities. 
The School Committee discussed the effort at its meeting this week. 
Committee member Denise Schultz said the community relations subcommittee will continue its series of "coffee hours" with the public. 
"It's wonderful to see some of the work already done at the coffees show up in the school improvement plans," she said."

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"In an effort to better inform the public and government officials about the Open Meeting Law and its requirements, Attorney General Maura Healey’s office will hold a free training on the law from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Mendon Board of Selectmen’s Room, Upper Meeting Room, 20 Main St. 
State, local, regional and county public bodies are required to comply. 
The AG’s office will also hold three other regional educational forums in Brockton, Watertown and Agawam this fall. 
The open meeting law training sessions will be conducted by attorneys from Healey’s Division of Open Government, are open to the public and are being offered free of charge.

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"Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, ranked 19th in the U.S. News & World Report for the Best Regional Colleges, north category. Additionally, Dean placed ninth in its category for Best Value Schools. 
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This is the sixth consecutive year that Dean College has received the honor, and the highest ranking in the college’s history. 
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information. The U.S. News ranking system for the Best Regional Colleges rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it is based on research of graduation rate performance, academic reputation and financial selectivity, among others."

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