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Head of Massachusetts Education Board Gave $100K to Pro-Charter Group

Paul Sagan, chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, made a $100,000 donation to a pro-charter group that has expansion opponents clamoring for […]

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Phillips Academy Alleges Resident Novelist Engaged in Sexual Misconduct

An investigation at Phillips Academy found five cases of sexual misconduct between teachers and students in the 1970s and 80s, including one involving the school’s […]

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Best Schools in Boston 2016

With charter school legislation on the ballot this year, the fight between the pro-charter and anti-charter faithful is reaching a fever pitch. Here’s what you need to know, plus our exclusive ranking of area high schools.

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The Great Charter Schools Debate

With charter school legislation on the ballot this year, the fight between the pro-charter and anti-charter faithful is reaching a fever pitch. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Charter Cheat Sheet: A Guide to Charter Schools in Massachusetts

A primer for parents.

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Why I Love My Charter School

Three families make their case, arguing that charters emphasize open communication and personal responsibility.

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Why I Love My Traditional Public School

Three families make their case, arguing that Boston Public Schools offer a diverse and supportive learning environment.

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Once Again, Massachusetts Had the Nation’s Highest ACT Scores

We did it again, Massachusetts. For yet another consecutive year, students in our public and private schools had the highest scores on ACT standardized tests […]

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Cambridge Among Four Districts to Begin Using Electric School Buses

For some Cambridge students, it won’t be a typical school bus rumbling down the street to pick them up for their fast-approaching first day of school—it will […]

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David Ortiz to Make Wake-Up Calls to Boston Public Schools Students

If Big Papi tells you to get out of bed, you get out of bed. Boston Public Schools Superintendent announced Monday it would team up […]

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Massachusetts Schools Ranked Best in America

Massachusetts public schools were ranked the best in America—just a scant few hundred years after the first one was established here in Boston. The Bay State […]

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Phillips Exeter Admits Baking Monkey Bread Isn’t Adequate Punishment for Sexual Assault

All is not well behind the picture-perfect red-brick walls. Phillips Exeter Academy is lauded as one of the nation’s top private high schools, sending students to […]

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Walsh, Chang Say Exam School Document in WGBH Story Doesn’t Exist

What started out as a huge education scoop that shocked parents across the city has turned into a puzzling case. Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Public […]

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Wellesley School Officials Respond to Hate Speech Allegations

Police and school officials in Wellesley have responded to alleged hate speech from high school students on Facebook. One student posted screenshots of a private Facebook chat involving […]

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BPS Superintendent Chang Names Interim Boston Latin Headmaster

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang has named Michael Contompasis, a former Boston Latin School headmaster and BPS superintendent, interim headmaster of the nation’s oldest public school, […]