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The New Look of Boston’s Higher Education Institutions

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.


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Should Your Kid Be Taking Russian Math?

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Your Preschool Questions, Answered

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Whatever Happened to Universal Pre-K?


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Boston Is Back to School: What You Need to Know

This September isn’t exactly what students, teachers, or parents imagined on the last day of classes in June. Still, at a time of great uncertainty, one thing is sure: The kids are finally going back. If you find yourself riddled with anxiety and asking an avalanche of questions as your child transitions to in-person learning, rest assured you’re not alone.

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The Best Public High Schools in Greater Boston

We crunched the numbers to come up with our annual guide to the top-performing schools in the region. How does your child’s school stack up?

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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.

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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?

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Where Massachusetts Colleges Placed in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

We’ve still got schools at the top of the class.

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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.


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The New Look of Higher Ed

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.

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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.

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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.

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It’s Official: Massachusetts Schools Are Closed for the Year

Gov. Charlie Baker just made the long-awaited announcement.

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Sorry, Parents: Boston Schools Will Not Reopen on May 4

You probably guessed this was coming, but Mayor Walsh made it clear today.

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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.

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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.

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The New King of Clubs

Think Boston’s stodgy old world of private clubs won’t ever change? Clearly, you haven’t been to Marty Meehan’s UMass Club.

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The Tragic, Enduring Legacy of Phoebe Prince

Her death after being bullied at school was supposed to change everything. Now, 10 years later, has being a teenager in Massachusetts gotten any better?

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