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In a time of major upheaval, what does the future hold for higher learning in Boston? Five hometown college and university leaders peer into their crystal ball—and what they see might surprise you.
I Can’t Stop Thinking about the BU Dorm Bat Fiasco
Three students, fending for themselves with a bat in a dorm room, simply bludgeoned it to death.
The Highly Competitive, Hypocritical, and Altogether Essential World of Pandemic Pods
During the most stressful school year on record, learning bubbles are the one thing saving working parents’ sanity—so long as no one dares to break the rules.
Brenda Cassellius Dreams Big
The head of Boston Public Schools has a vision for the future unlike any superintendent the city has ever encountered. And that’s a good thing—right?
Where Massachusetts Colleges Placed in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Rankings
We’ve still got schools at the top of the class.
The Best Public High Schools in Greater Boston
Our annual ranking of the best public high schools in towns or districts within, or partially within, 495.
The New Look of Higher Ed
BU’s COVID-Era Message to Students This Year: “F*ck It Won’t Cut It”
A new and surprisingly vulgar campaign aims to reach students in their own language.
Here’s Your First Look into the Massachusetts School Reopening Guidelines
Students from the second grade onward will be expected to wear masks, class sizes will shrink, and social distancing will be enforced in group spaces.
City of Spies
As the FBI continues hauling university scholars and researchers off in handcuffs for their work with the Chinese, academics all over Boston are asking: Am I next?
What It’s Like to Be an Elementary School Teacher during a Pandemic
A second grade teacher at an Arlington public school shares her experience.
A BU Student Is Suing the University for a Refund
“The value of any degree issued on the basis of online or pass/fail classes will be diminished for the rest their lives,” the complaint states.
It’s Official: Massachusetts Schools Are Closed for the Year
Gov. Charlie Baker just made the long-awaited announcement.
Sorry, Parents: Boston Schools Will Not Reopen on May 4
You probably guessed this was coming, but Mayor Walsh made it clear today.
Should Your Kid Be Taking Russian Math?
It touts itself as the key to helping your child get a leg up at school and presumably into college.
How Local Colleges Are Handling Commencement During the Coronavirus Crisis
A running list of Boston area schools that have canceled, postponed, or replaced their commencement ceremonies.