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MCAS Scores Drop Across Massachusetts

The newly redesigned MCAS test proved to be quite the challenge for many of Massachusetts’ public-school students, with scores among the state’s third through eighth […]

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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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Massachusetts High Schoolers Rank First in Advanced Placement Scores

With its stellar public school system and world-class universities, Massachusetts is to education what the Patriots are to professional football, but the bay state’s high […]

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Boston Is Not Having Trump’s New Transgender Student Policy

President Trump’s move to roll back protections for transgender students is not going over well in Boston. The move seeks to undo an Obama administration […]

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School Is Cancelled in Boston on Thursday, Snow Emergency Takes Effect at 10 a.m.

Sledders, rejoice. With a Nor’easter is on its way, school has been cancelled in Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge for Thursday. Boston Schools will be closed Thursday, […]

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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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Boston Students Walk Out of Class to Protest Donald Trump

  Students from Boston schools walked out of class Monday to protest the presidency and policies of Donald Trump, and to call on state leaders […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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, […]