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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 […]

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Bill Introduced to Ban Howard Zinn Books from Public Schools

A lawmaker in Arkansas have introduced a bill that would ban books written by the late historian Howard Zinn from the state’s public schools. State Rep. […]

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How We Became Me

America was built on shared experiences, not solitary enterprises. After the most divisive election in the country’s history, is there any way back to E pluribus unum again?

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Shot Fired Inside Boston School Department Headquarters in Roxbury

Boston Police are investigating a shooting inside the Boston School Department headquarters at the Bolling Municipal Building in Roxbury’s Dudley Square. Police say at least one shot was fired […]

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Chelsea High School Closed for Fly Infestation

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Will Daycare Turn Your Kid into an Aggressive Little Monster?

If you’re wondering whether daycare might turn your kid into an aggressive little monster, you’re not alone.

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Voters Reject Question 2, Charter School Cap Will Remain

The cap on charter school expansion in Massachusetts is here to stay—for now. Voters have rejected Question 2, the ballot measure that sought to lift the cap, […]

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Councilor Tito Jackson Proposes Free T Passes for Boston’s High School Students

Who says there’s no such thing as a free ride? The same year the city launched a tuition-free community college program for students in Boston […]

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Boston School Committee Unanimously Votes Against Question 2

The Boston School Committee unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday declaring its formal opposition to Question 2, the November ballot measure that would lift the cap on charter […]

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Newton Taking ‘Appropriate Action’ After Students Fly a Confederate Flag

Students at Newton North High School have gotten a talking to from administrators after video showed them waving a Confederate flag out of a car […]

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U.S. Attorney Finds Civil Rights Violation at Boston Latin School

After a year of turmoil for the Boston Latin School—a grassroots effort to spread awareness about its racial climate, the resignation of two administrators—a months-long […]

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Massachusetts Ranked Second-Best State for Teachers

With a hotly contested charter school question looming on the November ballot, education’s the word of everyone’s lips this fall. Massachusetts was ranked the second-best […]