09232014 - MCAS scores soar in Lawrence

LAWRENCE — Lawrence Public Schools showed major improvements in MCAS scores according to data released Friday.

Released by the Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education, the results show student growth in English Language Arts (ELA) moved up five percentage points to 52 — the highest level in district history .

The math growth held at 57, which remains among the highest of any urban district in the state. This places Lawrence in the top quarter of gateway cities for student growth in both ELA and math.


09232014 - Overhaul of Lawrence schools showing results

LAWRENCE — Inspired by a rallying cry from the television series “Friday Night Lights,” UP Academy Leonard Middle School came up with a new mantra to symbolize its academic reemergence: “Clear halls, full hearts, can’t lose.”


09082014 - Bread and Roses Festival thanks LTU

To the Contributors of  “Lawrence History Live” at the 30th Annual Bread and Roses Festival. Dear Frank, as we look back on a joyful Festival on the Lawrence Common this Labor Day, we wish to express our sincere thanks to you for making Lawrence History Live a success.  You helped us very much  in the effort to emphasize labor history and current action in our event. 

The presentation on your efforts as a union to do what is best for children was very compelling.  It brought us all up to date and really opened people's eyes!  You do such important work!


Local 1019 Union Meetings

The Lawrence Teachers' Union meet on the first Wednesday of each month. The meetings for the 2014-2015 school year are held Wednesdays, at 4:15pm, at the Firefighter's Relief's In, 1 Market Street, Lawrence, MA.