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English High alumni to celebrate 200th anniversary
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English High alumni to celebrate 200th anniversary
Founded in 1821, English High School was created by the Boston School Committee, who had the novel idea that education should be free and accessible in the Commonwealth capitol, and who wanted an alternative to existing Latin schools offering a religious and classical curriculum to students.
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BPS parents push for  COVID safety protocols
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BPS parents push for COVID safety protocols
Among the concerns voiced by parents active with Families for COVID Safety are lingering questions on what measures the district will undertake to protect students, teachers and school staff against COVID outbreaks
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In the News: Rebecca Grainger
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In the News: Rebecca Grainger
Mayor Michelle Wu announced Rebecca Grainger as her Senior Advisor for Youth and Schools. In this role, Grainger will work in close partnership with the Mayor, Boston Public Schools, and senior City officials to advance the Mayor’s commitment to making Boston the most family-friendly city in the country.
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Boston’s under-18 population declines
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Boston’s under-18 population declines
In Boston, a city dogged by some of the highest rents and housing costs in the nation, the last 20 years have seen a precipitous drop in the number of families with children, exacerbated in the last few years by pandemic disruptions that led to an increase in remote learning and more stringent immigration controls.
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Teachers union, city reach agreement on special needs students
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Teachers union, city reach agreement on special needs students
Boston Teachers Union President Jessica Tang and Mayor Michelle Wu announced that they have reached an agreement on the union’s contract that will increase the number of so-called inclusion classrooms — regular education classrooms in which special needs students are taught.
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Mary Skipper is new BPS superintendent
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Mary Skipper is new BPS superintendent
The Boston School Committee has narrowly voted to name as its next superintendent Mary Skipper, a veteran educator who rose through the ranks in the school system.
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Wu reaches deal, averts receivership
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Wu reaches deal, averts receivership
Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Jeff Riley last week recommended the state’s board of education label the Boston Public Schools an underperforming district, a designation that would give him the authority to approve an improvement plan for the district.
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Local News
Two candidates will be interviewed for BPS superintendent
Boston Public Schools officials announced two finalists in the search for the district’s next superintendent will be interviewed this week in a series of public meetings.
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No more mask mandate for Boston Public Schools
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No more mask mandate for Boston Public Schools
After months of repeated messaging by Boston Public Schools and city leadership that masks would remain in place for students and staff at BPS, Monday marked the first day that masks were optional for those in good health on school grounds.
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State releases report on BPS as parents protest
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State releases report on BPS as parents protest
Teachers and parent activists protested outside One Ashburton Place Tuesday morning while the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education discussed its review of the Boston Public Schools in what’s widely perceived as a precursor to state intervention into Massachusetts’ largest school district.
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A growing coalition opposes state receivership of BPS
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A growing coalition opposes state receivership of BPS
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Opinion
BPS needs real accountability, not state intervention
Several weeks of reports about the Mission Hill School were followed by a bag of bullets found outside of a school, then a bullet found in a different school bathroom in what seemed like a movie scene. What has been most evident over the past few weeks is the Boston Public Schools’ central office leadership has failed to create a comprehensive crisis response plan and it continues to be needed more than ever.
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