Standardized testing means make-or-break at Commerce
Stories of Strangers

Standardized testing means make-or-break at Commerce

SPRINGFIELD–High schools all across the country use standardized testing as a measuring stick for school performance.  For the students at Springfield’s Commerce High School, some say this year of testing is especially nerve-wracking. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education classifies Commerce as a level 4 school due to chronic underperformance on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment … Continue reading

Fatal Southpoint shooting leaves community uneasy
Writing in the Wild

Fatal Southpoint shooting leaves community uneasy

Read the original story on the Amherst Wire here. Originally published October 18, 2016 Allyson Morin, Writer, October 18, 2016 Amherst Police investigate the Southpoint shooting Saturday, Oct. 15. The investigation is still ongoing. (Joshua Murray/Amherst Wire) AMHERST — Some residents who live near the Southpoint Townhouses and Apartments say their perception of the living area has shifted … Continue reading