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Education

Massachusetts Test Scores Top Nation’s School Districts Again

It may supposedly be lonely at the top, but we’d say the view is just fine from up here. The latest results from the National […]

Education

Massachusetts Board of Education Votes against Arming Teachers

Signs bearing messages like “trained to be a teacher, not a sharpshooter” and “give teachers raises, not guns,” dotted Boston Common on Saturday during the March […]

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Education

Students at a Lynn Charter School Want to Overturn Do-Rag Ban

Students at a Lynn charter school are fighting back against a ban on do-rags, arguing the policy stifles cultural expression. KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate officials […]

Education

Ominous Graffiti Found at Wellesley Middle School

A blunt message greeted Wellesley Middle School Students on Tuesday morning: ARE WE NEXT. The phrase was spray-painted outside the school’s front walkway in orange […]

Education

Boston Public Schools Considers Plan to Eliminate Middle Schools

The awkward, dramatic, braces-filled days of middle school could be history for Boston Public School students. There are six remaining middle schools in the district, […]

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Boston Public Schools Canceled Due to Bomb Cyclone Snow Conditions

Boston Public Schools will remain closed for the second-straight day on Friday due to the winter storm pummeling the city with high winds rapidly falling snow, Mayor […]

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Education

Boston Public Schools Won’t Change Start Times in 2018

After backlash from parents who said the move would be too disruptive, Boston Public Schools will undo a controversial start time change that would have […]

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Education

Civil Rights Groups Weigh-In on Boston School Start Time Changes

It seems like the words “unanimous approval” were attached to Boston’s updated school start times eons ago. Since December 6 when every member of the […]

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Education

City Councilors Criticize Changes to Boston Public School Start Times

Though Boston Public Schools’ updated start times may be a boon for teens seeking a few more minutes of sleep, some elementary school parents are […]

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Education

Why Did it Take Boston So Long to Change School Start Times?

  The alarm clock’s rude interjection is maddening at any age, but for teenagers in particular, a disrupted sleep cycle can be devastating. But next […]

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Education

Boston Public Schools Paid Employees with Student Activities Dollars

Student activity funds, as stipulated by the federal Department of Education, are to be used for things like sets for the drama club’s upcoming play, […]

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Three Massachusetts Schools Earn National Blue Ribbon Award

Massachusetts schools as a whole tend to outshine the national competition, but a few stand out within the elite pack itself. Three Massachusetts schools earned […]

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Massachusetts Education Board Leader Defends Pro-Charter Donations

Paul Sagan, the chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, maintains his hands are clean following the disclosure that he donated hundreds […]

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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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In Praise of Mediocre Kids

Not every child is destined to be an Olympic athlete, a music virtuoso, or a Rhodes Scholar…why can’t we just accept that?