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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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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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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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Best Schools in Boston 2014

Our exclusive ranking of 65 area high schools. Plus, why the new president of the state’s teachers union wants to abolish testing altogether, and how Northeastern gamed U.S. News’s college-ranking system.

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Best Schools in Boston 2013

From class size to MCAS scores, we crunch the numbers on the top cities and towns within Greater Boston.

Best Schools in Boston 2012

Our exclusive ranking of the region’s top 50 high schools, sortable charts on more than 200 Boston-area schools, and more.