Supt. Bourque Unveils New School Five-Year Plan

BluestoneBy Seth Daniel | Chelsea Record

When Supt. Mary Bourque and administrator Gerry McHugh were working in a teaching exercise last year to help them to be able to sell their schools to a skeptical parent, they began listing off all the attributes of the Chelsea schools – one by one.

Their evaluator, Barry Bluestone, former executive and director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Planning, sat patiently as the two Chelsea chiefs rattled off the social emotional supports, the specialized instruction and the programs offered in the schools.

When they finished, he was mystified, as he thought Chelsea schools were only about catching kids up who were way behind.

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