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Polls Show Strong Support for Lifting Cap on Charter Schools in Massachusetts

As the State Senate takes up its compromise bill on charter schools, the potential ballot question it is designed to head off at the pass […]

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GE Announces $50 Million in Philanthropic Contributions in Greater Boston Area

General Electric announced $50 million in philanthropic contributions to the Boston area over the next five years, ahead of the multinational corporation’s move to Fort […]

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Tap Water at Boston Public Schools Under New Scrutiny

Boston Public Schools officials have pledged better testing for hazardous lead contamination in the 37 buildings in America’s oldest public school system that still use tap […]

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Kid Named Goodell Wins Lynn Science Fair for Debunking Deflategate

Finally, Goodell has come to Tom Brady’s defense. No, not that Goodell. Seventh-grader Ben Goodell, a student at St. Pius V Elementary School in Lynn, won the […]

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Boston Public Schools Anticipate Student Walkout Over Budget Cuts

Students of Boston Public Schools are expected to walk out Monday and hold a demonstration in front of the State House, as part of nationwide […]

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Boston Public Schools Teachers, Advocates Protest Mayor Walsh’s State of the City

Protesters endured a -2 wind chill Tuesday night to stretch a picket line across the entrance to Symphony Hall, where Mayor Marty Walsh is set to give […]

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Tewksbury High School to Consider Changing ‘Redmen’ Mascot

Tewksbury High School is one of the 40 or so schools in Massachusetts whose mascot is a Native American, and the last bearing the “Redmen” moniker […]

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Training Our Kids for the Next School Shooter

Whether you know it or not, every school in Massachusetts is preparing children for an attack.

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Massachusetts Public Schools Ranked Number 1—Again

For the seventh year in a row, a nationally respected annual report found that Massachusetts has the best public school system in the country. Quality […]

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Boston Public Schools Educators Pick Their Best Bostonians

We’re asking prominent locals who they think are the Best Bostonians of all time. The Boston Public Schools Department of History and Social Studies, comprised […]

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High School Principal’s Norman Rockwell Painting to Fund Scholarship

The Massachusetts House has cleared the way for a 74-year-old Norman Rockwell painting, which hung in a high school principal’s office for decades, to pay […]

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Best Schools in Boston 2015

Our exclusive ranking of 125 area school districts. Plus, why secular homeschooling is trending up, and an exhaustive guide to local preschools.

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The Obsessive Parents’ Guide to Preschool

A step-by-step guide to finding the perfect fit for your little one.

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Our Kids Don’t Belong in School

Is homeschooling the new model for creating elite kids?

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Power Lunch: Tommy Chang

He thinks he can fix Boston’s troubled public schools.