K-12 Education


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 […]

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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 […]


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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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 […]


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 […]


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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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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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 […]