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.
— Deep Dive —
This fall, it’s going to get ugly in Massachusetts. We’re prepping for a projected $30 million public fight with all the attendant invective and hyperbole, so keep the kids away from the TV—the proverbial poo is going to fly.
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— Cheat Sheet —
A primer for parents on understanding school lotteries, navigating college admissions, and cutting through all of the educational jargon.
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— Take It From Them —
On one side of the debate, parents value the open communication and sense of personal responsibility emphasized at the city’s charter schools.
On the other, they appreciate the diverse and supportive learning environment that Boston Public Schools offer.
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Best Schools Charts
Sort our exclusive rankings of area high schools by what matters most to you—test scores, graduation rate, student-teacher ratio, and more.