James Vaznis

James Vaznis writes about K-12 education and previously covered crime, higher education, suburban issues, and New Hampshire. Prior to joining the Globe in 2002, Vaznis worked as a reporter at the Concord Monitor and the Daily News of Newburyport.

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Boston schools to try out new testing system

By James Vaznis , Globe staff

The Boston School Committee, in a 4-to-0 vote Wednesday, approved a recommendation to try out a new online state standardized testing system next spring for students in grades 3-8.

Fewer Mass. schools earn top state rating

By James Vaznis , Globe Staff

The drop comes as schools with high MCAS scores are paradoxically required to demand gains from lagging students.

State rejects plan for $244 million downtown school

By James Vaznis , Globe staff

It would have been the most expensive school building ever constructed in Massachusetts.

After stagnant MCAS results, 6 more schools ‘underperforming’

By James Vaznis , Globe Staff

Third-graders failed to budge years of low reading scores, with only 57 percent scoring proficient or advanced.