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Newton Taking ‘Appropriate Action’ After Students Fly a Confederate Flag

Students at Newton North High School have gotten a talking to from administrators after video showed them waving a Confederate flag out of a car […]

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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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Massachusetts Ranked Second-Best State for Teachers

With a hotly contested charter school question looming on the November ballot, education’s the word of everyone’s lips this fall. Massachusetts was ranked the second-best […]

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Conservative Group’s Report Offers Glowing Forecast If Charter Cap Lifted

Not only would the state spend more on each student in its public schools if Question 2 passes, but their performance will improve as well, according to a […]

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Somerville Wins $10 Million for a ‘Super School’

A nonprofit with dreams of an experimental high school in Somerville is about to get a huge boost: $10 million cash. The local education organization, […]

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Head of Massachusetts Education Board Gave $100K to Pro-Charter Group

Paul Sagan, chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, made a $100,000 donation to a pro-charter group that has expansion opponents clamoring for […]

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Phillips Academy Alleges Resident Novelist Engaged in Sexual Misconduct

An investigation at Phillips Academy found five cases of sexual misconduct between teachers and students in the 1970s and 80s, including one involving the school’s […]

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Best Schools in Boston 2016

With charter school legislation on the ballot this year, the fight between the pro-charter and anti-charter faithful is reaching a fever pitch. Here’s what you need to know, plus our exclusive ranking of area high schools.

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The Great Charter Schools Debate

With charter school legislation on the ballot this year, the fight between the pro-charter and anti-charter faithful is reaching a fever pitch. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Charter Cheat Sheet: A Guide to Charter Schools in Massachusetts

A primer for parents.

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Why I Love My Charter School

Three families make their case, arguing that charters emphasize open communication and personal responsibility.

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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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Once Again, Massachusetts Had the Nation’s Highest ACT Scores

We did it again, Massachusetts. For yet another consecutive year, students in our public and private schools had the highest scores on ACT standardized tests […]

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Cambridge Among Four Districts to Begin Using Electric School Buses

For some Cambridge students, it won’t be a typical school bus rumbling down the street to pick them up for their fast-approaching first day of school—it will […]

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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 […]