A scathing state review of Waltham public schools found that the district is poorly managed, with a high turnover rate in top school positions, relatively low funding for technology and at-risk groups, and student drop-out and absentee rates climbing higher than the state’s average. “Some of these are long-standing issues,” said Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy, chairwoman of the city’s School Committee. “With the resources here, we should be a better system, and that’s what our job is.’’
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