Column: Building a collaborative for the Salem schools

The Salem News

  • Emily Ullman
  • Mar 3, 2016

On a frigid February morning two weeks ago, 37 people rolled into a conference room at Salem State University. Over the course of two-and-a-half hours together, five of them stepped on stage to communicate quality and collaboration; another five took the microphone to update on progress, shared effort and momentum; all of them left knowing they were on to something great. This coming June, the Salem Public Schools’ Partnership Collaborative is set to launch. 

Harvard initiative to help Salem schools close achievement gap

The Salem News

  • By Dustin Luca Staff Writer
  • May 17, 2016

SALEM — City leaders have returned to college, but this time, it’s to write the books instead of learning from them.

Salem officials joined organizations and administrations from five other cities across the country at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education Tuesday for the launch of By All Means, a multi-year drive led by the university to redesign education.

Column: Salem schools are on the rise

The Salem News

Margarita Ruiz

Nearly a year ago, I was welcomed into Salem as the new superintendent of schools. As a longtime Salem resident, it is both an honor and an awesome responsibility to be superintendent of schools in the city in which I reside.

After my first full school year, I am here to say that Salem’s schools are on the rise. Together, we have accomplished so much in the district. As I travel across the city, I am always surprised by what residents and business leaders don’t know about our schools.

Community comes together to help Salem students

The Salem News

  • By Dustin Luca Staff Writer
  • Jan 7, 2018

SALEM — While it takes a village to raise a child, school officials are launching a campaign to help the village with the child's education as well.

A confluence of programs are coming together in a new Salem Public Schools initiative called "Our Salem, Our Kids." Through it, the support of the child begins at school and now, according to leaders, ends with community organizations.