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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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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 […]


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 […]


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, […]