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Education

The Interview: Boston Public Schools Superintendent Mary Skipper

When Mary Skipper was a child, a life-threatening allergic reaction to penicillin kept her out of school for so long that she struggled with spelling, […]

Education

The Future of Boston Latin

Rachel Skerritt, the outgoing Head of Boston Latin School, sat propped up in bed, trying to get some much-needed rest while taking a sick day […]

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Education

Brenda Cassellius Will Walk Away from BPS with More than $300,000

Boston Public School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius will walk away with more than $300,000 as part of a separation agreement that she reached last week with […]

Education

Boston Is Back to School: What You Need to Know

Delta. Mask mandates. Still no vaccines for children under 12. This September isn’t exactly what students, teachers, or parents imagined on the last day of […]

Education

The Highly Competitive, Hypocritical, and Altogether Essential World of Pandemic Pods

On a Thursday afternoon in mid-March last year, Elizabeth (last name withheld upon request) sauntered out of her Arlington home and down her walkway toward […]

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Education

Inside the Bunker at Boston Public Schools

It’s a gray and frigid morning in Dorchester when Brenda Cassellius bounds toward me on the front lawn of Joseph Lee K–8 School. She wears […]

City Life

Here’s Your First Look into the Massachusetts School Reopening Guidelines

Students and teachers clad in masks. Desks arranged in neat, distanced rows. Lunch in the classroom. These are just some of the measures outlined in […]

City Life

Power List Q&A: NAACP Boston President Tanisha Sullivan

As Boston’s leaders strive to address the city’s long-standing racial issues, Sullivan has emerged as a community voice demanding substance over symbolism. She will get […]

City Life

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

Apologies in advance to any parents who were clinging to the faintest hope that Boston schools might reopen by May 4, the date an order […]

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City Life

Boston Arts Academy Students Were Sent a Racist Image at a UNH Jazz Festival

Boston students attending a regional jazz festival at UNH received racist images via AirDrop over the weekend. After getting a few memes and other photos […]

City Life

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 […]

Education

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 […]

Education

This Is the Book BPS Kids Are Reading This Summer

Over 10,000 copies of Tonya and Ben Mezrich’s new book, Charlie Num3ers and the Man in the Moon, were given out for free to Boston Public Schools […]

Education

An Algorithm “Diminished Integration” at Boston Schools, a Report Found

An MIT-designed algorithm intended to make access to good schools more equal in Boston did not achieve its goal and in fact “diminished integration” in the […]

Education

A Lawsuit Seeks Info on a “School-to-Deportation Pipeline” at BPS

A new lawsuit is taking aim at Boston Public Schools, hoping to force the school system to hand over more information about the practice of […]