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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 […]

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Education

Massachusetts Test Scores Top Nation’s School Districts Again

It may supposedly be lonely at the top, but we’d say the view is just fine from up here. The latest results from the National […]

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The March 14 Anti-Gun Violence Student Rally in Boston Is a Go

Update: You can’t walk out of school if it’s canceled. School has been called off in Boston and several other communities, with more closures sure to […]

Education

Students in Boston and Beyond Are Planning a March 14 Walkout over Gun Violence

As young people around the country are organizing action in response to the shooting in Florida, students in Boston and around Massachusetts are planning an […]

Education

Boston Public Schools Considers Plan to Eliminate Middle Schools

The awkward, dramatic, braces-filled days of middle school could be history for Boston Public School students. There are six remaining middle schools in the district, […]

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Education

Boston Public Schools Won’t Change Start Times in 2018

After backlash from parents who said the move would be too disruptive, Boston Public Schools will undo a controversial start time change that would have […]

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Education

Civil Rights Groups Weigh-In on Boston School Start Time Changes

It seems like the words “unanimous approval” were attached to Boston’s updated school start times eons ago. Since December 6 when every member of the […]

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City Councilors Criticize Changes to Boston Public School Start Times

Though Boston Public Schools’ updated start times may be a boon for teens seeking a few more minutes of sleep, some elementary school parents are […]

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Why Did it Take Boston So Long to Change School Start Times?

  The alarm clock’s rude interjection is maddening at any age, but for teenagers in particular, a disrupted sleep cycle can be devastating. But next […]

Education

After Boston’s $1 Million Fine, Walsh Points the Finger at Chang, the Past

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, under pressure after the IRS imposed a nearly $1 million fine on the city after a sweeping audit, said blame for […]

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Boston Public Schools Paid Employees with Student Activities Dollars

Student activity funds, as stipulated by the federal Department of Education, are to be used for things like sets for the drama club’s upcoming play, […]

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MCAS Scores Drop Across Massachusetts

The newly redesigned MCAS test proved to be quite the challenge for many of Massachusetts’ public-school students, with scores among the state’s third through eighth […]