K-12 Education

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Three Massachusetts Schools Earn National Blue Ribbon Award

Massachusetts schools as a whole tend to outshine the national competition, but a few stand out within the elite pack itself. Three Massachusetts schools earned […]

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Massachusetts Education Board Leader Defends Pro-Charter Donations

Paul Sagan, the chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, maintains his hands are clean following the disclosure that he donated hundreds […]

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Best Schools in Boston 2017: Stress Test

Our exclusive ranking of the top districts in Greater Boston. Plus: How to pass the stress test—Now more than ever, school is making local kids and parents miserable—but it doesn’t have to.

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In Praise of Mediocre Kids

Not every child is destined to be an Olympic athlete, a music virtuoso, or a Rhodes Scholar…why can’t we just accept that?

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Is Homework Dead?

Why hitting the books after school might soon be a thing of the past.

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How to Vanquish a Bully

Don’t let your little one become a victim.

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Slacker-Friendly Preschools in Greater Boston

Haven’t put your little genius on a waitlist yet? Don’t panic.

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Standardized Testing 2.0: MCAS vs. PARCC

Which is better: a) the MCAS or b) PARCC?

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How to Cure the College-Essay Blues

No need to agonize over the dreaded application essay. Just follow these tips.

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How to Bulk Up That College Resume

Four simple activities that’ll wow college admissions officers.

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Worcester Is Fighting School Absenteeism with Washing Machines

School districts across the Commonwealth have been trying all sorts of new approaches to curbing chronic absenteeism among students. Last fall, Boston Public School enlisted […]

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ACLU Files Complaint over Malden Charter School’s Hair Policy

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint with the state education department over a Malden charter school’s policy prohibiting braided hair extensions. A number […]

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State to Cover AP Exam Fees for Low-Income Students

For low-income high school students, the $53 fee per AP exam can present a serious barrier to higher education, serving only to widen the achievement gap. This […]

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Boston Latin School Hires Rachel Skerritt as Its First Headmaster of Color

Boston Public Schools superintendent Tommy Chang has named Rachel Skerritt the 28th headmaster of Boston Latin School, marking the first time a person of color has […]

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City Council Passes Resolution Affirming “Sanctuary” Status for Boston Public Schools

The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a resolution affirming so-called “sanctuary” status for Boston Public Schools, amidst the Trump administrations’s crackdown on undocumented […]