K-12 Education


The Highly Competitive, Hypocritical, and Altogether Essential World of Pandemic Pods

On a Thursday afternoon in mid-March last year, Elizabeth (last name withheld upon request) sauntered out of her Arlington home and down her walkway toward […]

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Inside the Bunker at Boston Public Schools

It’s a gray and frigid morning in Dorchester when Brenda Cassellius bounds toward me on the front lawn of Joseph Lee K–8 School. She wears […]

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Here’s Your First Look into the Massachusetts School Reopening Guidelines

Students and teachers clad in masks. Desks arranged in neat, distanced rows. Lunch in the classroom. These are just some of the measures outlined in […]


As Told To: What It’s Like to Be a Massachusetts Elementary School Teacher during a Pandemic

When the bell rang at the end of the day on Thursday, March 12, students at Peirce Elementary School in Arlington said goodbye as usual. […]


Should Your Kid Be Taking Russian Math?

On a January afternoon at the Russian School of Mathematics headquarters, a 6,500-square-foot bilevel brick building in a Newton corporate office park, Inessa Rifkin leads […]


12 Private Schools Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential

Editor’s Note: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, open houses and school reopenings may be rescheduled or moved online. Parents are encouraged to contact schools […]


The Definitive Month by Month Timeline for Applying to Private Schools

Though admissions schedules differ by school, this monthly schedule can help you stay on track during your search for the perfect private school for your […]


24 Boston Schools Offering a World Class Education

The environment your child spends their day in will shape them not just for their careers, but for their entire adult life. Thankfully, Boston is […]


The NAACP and Lawyers for Civil Rights Want Exam School Admissions Overhauled in Boston

After years of disproportionately high admittance rates for white students at Boston’s coveted exam schools, the NAACP and Lawyers for Civil Rights are demanding action. According […]


Colin Rose Is Taking on Equity in Boston’s Public School System

The way the principal at Dorchester’s Dever Elementary School created order out of classroom chaos may have made perfect sense to some: students walking down […]


This Is the Book BPS Kids Are Reading This Summer

Over 10,000 copies of Tonya and Ben Mezrich’s new book, Charlie Num3ers and the Man in the Moon, were given out for free to Boston Public Schools […]


A Lawsuit Seeks Info on a “School-to-Deportation Pipeline” at BPS

A new lawsuit is taking aim at Boston Public Schools, hoping to force the school system to hand over more information about the practice of […]

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Throwback Thursday: Massachusetts Passes the Nation’s First Compulsory Education Law

Massachusetts knows a thing or two about school. Sure, this time of year “Pomp and Circumstance” may play around Boston more often than whatever bop […]

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Students Accused of Damaging, Vandalizing Arlington High School

Fourteen male students have been identified and accused of vandalizing and damaging Arlington High School, where officials found anti-gay slurs and a swastika last week. […]

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These Are the Best Public High Schools in Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ schools are consistently named the country’s best, but even within the state’s strong spots of learning, some stand out as the crème de la […]