Last Wednesday, Massachusetts Secretary of Education Matthew Malone visited classrooms at Parker Middle School. During his visit, Secretary Malone had the opportunity to talk to students, teachers, administrators, and School Committee members about what is working in education and the challenges that we are facing. During his visit, Secretary Malone emphasized how it is the state’s responsibility to work with districts, remove obstacles, and make resources available for innovation in the classroom. He was extremely impressed with the focused engagement of students and the use of technology on the 4th day of classes.
Secretary Malone also did a short video message with Parker students in the “Parker News Live” Studio which will be aired tomorrow morning on Channel 5 EyeOpener News some time between 5:10 and 6:10 a.m.
Our thanks goes out to Parker Principal Doug Lyons and the entire Parker staff and students for welcoming the Secretary and guests to the school.