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Boston Latin Headmaster Resigns Amidst Racial Controversy

Boston Latin School headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta has resigned following months of racial unrest at the city’s oldest public school. “After considerable reflection, I have […]

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Boston Public Schools Launched a New Diversity Program

The Boston Public Schools’ teaching staff does not adequately reflect the diversity of its student body—and the kids are noticing. “I’ve had students say to me, […]

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High Lead Levels Found in Water at 20 Massachusetts School Districts

Testing conducted over the last two years reveals that 20 Massachusetts school districts—including Boston, Brookline, and Newton—had high levels of lead in its water, above regulatory limits, state […]

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Boston Public Schools Students Stage Second Walkout Protesting Budget Cuts

Hundreds of Boston Public Schools students, joined by parents, teachers, and labor organizers, gathered in City Hall Plaza to protest budget cuts and school closings. […]

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Boston Public School Students to Protest Budget Cuts Today

Boston students are once again taking to the streets on Tuesday to protest planned cuts to public school budgets. According to the Boston Globe, participating […]

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Tito Jackson Invites Protesting Students to City Hall

On the eve of another walkout over budget cuts, Tito Jackson has invited protesting Boston Public Schools students to his committee meeting at City Hall, […]

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The Homework Wars

It’s summertime. So maybe we can stop overloading our kids with work?

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Watch: Mother Duck Leads Her Ducklings through a Milton Elementary School

An elementary school in Milton made way for ducklings on Tuesday. According to the Boston Globe, more than 500 students patiently sat in the halls […]

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Boston Public Schools Students May Have Consumed Lead-Tainted Water

Boston Public Schools officials say students may have consumed lead-tainted water from drinking fountains at four schools. Administrators said Wednesday that a miscommunication between the […]

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Enraged Wellesley Parent’s Emails Led to Cancellation of Donald Trump Skit

A Wellesley public school canceled a skit in which three students danced to techno music while wearing oversized Donald Trump heads after an enraged parent […]

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State Launches $2 Million Program to Test Schools’ Water for Lead

The state has launched an expansive new effort to ensure that every school in Massachusetts can test its water for lead, after high levels were […]

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Maine High School Student Says Teachers Made Fun of Him for His Trump Hat

A high school student in South Portland, Maine, says his teachers made fun of him for wearing a hat supporting Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. […]

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Polls Show Strong Support for Lifting Cap on Charter Schools in Massachusetts

As the State Senate takes up its compromise bill on charter schools, the potential ballot question it is designed to head off at the pass […]

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GE Announces $50 Million in Philanthropic Contributions in Greater Boston Area

General Electric announced $50 million in philanthropic contributions to the Boston area over the next five years, ahead of the multinational corporation’s move to Fort […]

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Tap Water at Boston Public Schools Under New Scrutiny

Boston Public Schools officials have pledged better testing for hazardous lead contamination in the 37 buildings in America’s oldest public school system that still use tap […]