Reading Public Schools made its way into the Top 50 of Boston Magazine's list of the top schools in Greater Boston. The school came in at No. 50, ahead of several nearby towns.
"I think for the investment our community makes, we get a tremendous output," Superintendent of Schools John Doherty told Patch. "We always look at trying to find different ways to improve. Right now our biggest project is the implementation of new curriculum frameworks. We’re really focusing on that the next few years."
Hollywood is likely coming to Reading as the school district is finalizing a contract with a movie production company that will film several scenes for an upcoming Cameron Diaz movie at Parker Middle School.
There will be two new Reading High School coaches during the 2013-14 sports season.
Jim Debenedictis takes over as girls basketball head coach while David Blanchard hits the diamond with the Rockets this year during the baseball season. Both coaches are also faculty members within the school, so they expect the transition to be an easy one.
Reading Police are on the lookout for a drug making national headlines recently, with multiple reported overdoes caused by the ecstasy-like drug 'Molly.'
“The Reading Police Department Detectives Division has been actively working on cases related to the substance to intervene and reduce the supply of the substance,” a press release on the subject said. “Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse has focused on education and prevention.”