Boston’s Superintendent Says She Won’t Be Superintendent for Long

So that settles it. Superintendent Laura Perille has put speculation about her future with Boston Public Schools to rest, writing in an op-ed in the Boston Globe […]


Massachusetts’ 2018 MCAS Scores Are In

Four schools, including one in Boston, will no longer be considered “underperforming” according to the state’s standards, officials announced on Thursday along with the release […]


Parents Want to Keep BPS’ Interim Superintendent from Keeping the Job

If a group of parents, teachers, and civil rights groups in the Boston Public Schools have it their way, interim BPS Superintendent Laura Perille will […]


Best Schools in Boston 2018

The ultimate guide to Boston preschools. Plus, our annual ranking of the area’s top high schools.


Bright and Early: Everything You Need to Know About Preschool around Boston

Ask around this brainy town, and parents will swear a happy life begins with the right preschool. But how early should the rat race really start? Clue: It’s younger than you think. A candid look at everything you need to know about early education—before it’s too late.


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?

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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 […]