Journalism Curriculum in Newton Public Schools

Alexa Gagosz filed this request with the Newton Public Schools of Newton, MA.


From: Alexa Gagosz

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the standard curriculum currently used for journalism and/or media literacy throughout the school district. If there is different standard curricula for different grade levels and/or schools, I would like all of those individual curricula as well.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Alexa Gagosz

From: Newton Public Schools

I am out of the office until February 21st, 2020.  If you need any immediate assistance, please call the Secondary Education Office at 617 559-6115.

Toby N. Romer
Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education and Special Programs
Newton Public Schools
100 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02460 (
617 559-6115 He/Him/His

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From: Newton Public Schools

Attached please find a letter with a response from the Newton Public Schools.



  • 02/28/2020