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Blackstone students protest BPS budget
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Blackstone students protest BPS budget
At a Boston Public Schools budget hearing last week, during which district officials outlined the Walsh administration’s proposed school budget of $1.139 billion for FY20, students and teachers from the Blackstone Innovation School staged a demonstration demanding an additional $20 million to be added to the budget to improve quality of education.
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New investments, cuts in BPS budget
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New investments, cuts in BPS budget
Boston Public Schools officials last week announced a $1.39 billion budget and highlighted targeted investments in science instruction, supports for schools facing budget reductions and in-class administration of the ISEE exam the district uses for admission to its three exam high schools.
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Boston Latin School tackles bold, important theater with 'Da Kink In My Hair'
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Arts & Culture
Boston Latin School tackles bold, important theater with 'Da Kink In My Hair'
This term, the Boston Latin School theater department tackled “Da Kink in My Hair,” a 2001 play by Trey Anthony about black womanhood. Student directors Samantha Lee and Azhani Duncan-Reese say the show was part of an ongoing effort to perform plays that tackle social justice issues. The play will be performed at the Massachusetts Thespian Festival at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School on Feb. 9.
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Schools again face budget cuts
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Schools again face budget cuts
In what has become a yearly ritual in the Boston Public Schools community, parents, teachers and school leaders are grappling with budget reductions and the hard decisions about which staff and services to do without.
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New furniture in Hub schools
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New furniture in Hub schools
Each student in Elizabeth DiFranco’s eighth-grade English language arts room at the Joseph Lee school has been assigned a number one through four at the beginning of class. As DiFranco faces the jumble of students seated at wheeled desks, she orders them into groups.
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Opinion
Hub Schools, with wraparound services, are like outstretched arms for homeless students
There are about 3,500 Boston public school students who have no fixed address. As incredible as it sounds, 6 percent of Boston’s 56,000 students are homeless. They might live temporarily in a run-down motel, move from shelter to shelter, stay in substandard housing or “couch surf” from house to house.
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Council hears case for elected school committee
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Council hears case for elected school committee
City councilors heard a multitude of perspectives during a hearing held last week by Education Committee Chairwoman Annissa Essaibi-George that probed the ideal structure for the School Committee.
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Councilors rip BPS officials on planned school closures
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Councilors rip BPS officials on planned school closures
City councilors sent a letter to the Boston School Committee last week urging them reconsider closing the West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy, as laid out in the city’s controversial BuildBPS plan.
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Opinion
Transparency, public input needed in BPS planning
For many in BPS, the past two weeks have been disturbing. The announcement of three school closings from one day to another was a deja-vu experience of irresponsibility that BPS families and staff know all too well.
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Local News
Progress made in BPS superintendent search
The Boston School Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday Oct. 10 on who will join the hunt for the next superintendent, while education reformers discuss their ideal candidate for the schools leadership position.
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Activists set conditions for BPS superintendent search
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Activists set conditions for BPS superintendent search
Education, civil rights, and community organizations are demanding that Boston Public Schools Interim Superintendent Laura Perille not be considered for the permanent position, and that a timeline be set to find her successor from a diverse range of experienced candidates.
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BuildBPS recommendations to be unveiled this fall
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BuildBPS recommendations to be unveiled this fall
“[BuildBPS] is about the school system we need and want for the future, one that will meet the needs of all of our students,” Perille told journalists at a sit-down last Wednesday morning at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) headquarters in Dudley Square.
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