How Low Can Preschool Teacher Salaries in the Boston Area Go?

Why is it that preschool teachers make so little in a state with some of the highest childcare costs in the country?

Marty Walsh speaks at a lecturn

Whatever Happened to Universal Pre-K in Boston?

Five years after Marty Walsh ran on a promise to reform the system, pre-K in Boston is still far from “universal.” But what does that word actually mean? Well, believe it or not, it doesn’t necessarily mean more pre-K.


Meet the Preschool Squad

Say hello to the parents you’ll be spending the next few years with, whether you like it or not. From the nervous nelly to the naturalist and, of course, the overachiever, here’s who you’ll be seeing in the parking lot and on the playground.


How Massachusetts Ranked in Forbes‘ 2018 Top Colleges List

Once again, Massachusetts schools are sitting comfortably atop a list of the county’s top colleges. According to a list published by Forbes this week, Harvard […]


UMass Tuition Is Going Up Again in 2018

Students at UMass will have to dig a little deeper for the 2018-2019 school year after the university system decided once again to raise tuition. Board members […]


Are You a Preschool Parent? We’d Love to Hear from You

For Boston magazine’s September issue, we’re looking to feature local parents and their preschool-age children. Please fill out the form below if you’re interested in […]

Junot Diaz

Junot Díaz Will Be Able to Teach at MIT in the Fall Following University Investigation

Junot Díaz, who was accused of sexual misconduct and verbal abuse, will be allowed to retain his post at MIT this fall. In a statement […]


It’s Easier to Get into UMass Amherst for Non-Massachusetts Residents

The University of Massachusetts system may be funded by state tax dollars, but it’s easier to secure a seat at the flagship Amherst campus for students […]

Boston, Massachusetts, USA - May 21, 2017: Daytime view of the University of Massachusetts Boston campus along the Boston Harborwalk

A Somerville Company Is Offering to Pay Students’ Tuition at UMass Boston

There are good bosses, there are great bosses, and then there’s John McQuillan. The chief executive of Triumvirate Environmental, a Somerville-based environmental-services company, has teamed […]

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UMass Boston Faculty Have “No Confidence” in System President, Trustees

There’s a Mount Ida College-sized rift ravaging the University of Massachusetts. Tension has roiled the system since last month, when UMass Amherst announced its intent […]

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What the State Supreme Court Decision about a Suicide at MIT Means

It’s difficult to assess how responsible universities are for the ongoing health of their students, considering the majority of learners enrolled on campus are technically […]

With a Boston College baseball cap replacing his mortarboard, Entertainer Bill Cosby adjusts his reading glasses while delivering his commencement address at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass., Monday May 20, 1996.

Boston College Will Rescind Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

Updated at 9:22 p.m. on April 27 Boston College will revoke Bill Cosby’s honorary degree, the school said in a statement on Friday evening. In light […]

Bill Gates

Bill Gates Discusses Improving Education, Public Health at Harvard

In a wide-ranging discussion at the Harvard Science Center, Microsoft founder Bill Gates touched on the sweeping themes of his work in computer science, public […]

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New England Conservatory Unveils Coretta Scott King Bust

Boston’s Martin Luther King Jr. memorial may still be in its planning phase, but a statue of his wife, Coretta Scott King, is already on […]

The Amherst College campus

The Department of Justice Is Looking into the Admissions Policies of Several New England Colleges

The Department of Justice is yet again poking around the admissions offices of elite New England colleges. Several top-tier schools—including Amherst College, Middlebury College, Wellesley […]