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BPS needs better community participation
Covid-19 has created a crisis that has led to a path of top-down decision making and a lack of transparency.
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Some question push for fall school opening
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Some question push for fall school opening
As local and state officials are laying groundwork for students to return to school buildings in the fall, some are raising concerns over the potential risks and costs of bringing students back into classrooms.
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A rating system tilted against Hub schools
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A rating system tilted against Hub schools
State law gives the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education wide discretion in deciding whether to take partial or complete control of a school or school district.
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State school intervention sparks pushback
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State school intervention sparks pushback
City councilors, parents and teachers lit into board members of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in a meeting last Tuesday, urging them to suspend a controversial memorandum of understanding that outlines the state’s intervention into the Boston Public Schools.
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City, state agree to benchmarks for progress in schools
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City, state agree to benchmarks for progress in schools
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius last week signed a memorandum of understanding with State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley agreeing on a course of action to correct inequities in the city’s schools.
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State has checkered history of school district interventions
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State has checkered history of school district interventions
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State report critical of BPS schools sparks talk of an intervention
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State report critical of BPS schools sparks talk of an intervention
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BPS releases 2021 budget
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BPS releases 2021 budget
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius has released a $1.26 billion fiscal year 2021 budget that would increase school spending by $80 million, a 6.3 percent increase in the budget.
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Cassellius releases five-year plan for Boston Public Schools
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Cassellius releases five-year plan for Boston Public Schools
Brenda Cassellius, the superintendent of Boston Public Schools, released a strategic plan to the Boston School Committee on Jan. 15.
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Mayor Walsh to invest $100m in schools
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Mayor Walsh to invest $100m in schools
In his State of the City speech last week, Mayor Martin Walsh pledged $100 million in additional funding to Boston Public Schools, funds that he said would be above regular yearly cost increases and would be channeled directly to classrooms.
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Opinion
Toward a more fair, compassionate school budgeting process
The Boston Public Schools needs a new way of budgeting. Boston needs to guarantee a baseline quality of education at every one of its 127 schools with foundational school budgets, in addition to equity-based weighted student funding.
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More parent input would have helped BPS superintendent search
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More parent input would have helped BPS superintendent search
The process of replacing Tommy Chang as Boston Public Schools superintendent is ending the way it began: hurriedly, secretively, and with little apparent consideration of either the desires of the BPS community or for the requirements of this job. The superintendent will directly impact the lives of tens of thousands of Boston’s next generation.
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