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Opinion
Our fall school plans are guided by health, safety and equity
We are still facing uncertainty from coronavirus, but the values that guide us are unchanged. Our plans for the upcoming school year put health, safety and the needs of our most vulnerable students at the center of our plans.
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A remote start for BPS schools
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A remote start for BPS schools
Boston Public Schools students will begin the year remotely, Mayor Martin Walsh announced last Friday, with a phased-in return to in-school instruction that will be contingent on the city’s rate of COVID infections remaining below 4% of those tested.
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School dept., teachers at odds over school plan
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School dept., teachers at odds over school plan
Tensions between Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius and the Boston Teachers Union continue to simmer as the district pushes forward with plans to reopen schools over the objections of schoolteachers and staff who say they want to see more safety measures put in place.
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Opinion
A hopscotch step backwards?
There is no need for a fight about whether or not students should go back to poorly ventilated, windowless classrooms in the fall.
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School Committee votes to transfer McCormack land to Boys and Girls Club
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School Committee votes to transfer McCormack land to Boys and Girls Club
In one of its most divided votes in recent years, the Boston School Committee narrowly approved a controversial plan to transfer a sports field, playground and basketball courts at the McCormack Middle School to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) for the construction of a new sports facility.
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Concerns growing on back-to-school plans
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Concerns growing on back-to-school plans
With days left before school districts are required to submit plans for reopening schools, school teachers and staff are pushing back on plans for in-person classes, citing factors ranging from the state’s lack of COVID-19 testing capacity to school buildings that lack well-functioning HVAC systems or windows that open.
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Opinion
The lens of whiteness won’t close gaps in BPS
If BPS is serious about eliminating gaps, it's time to discard the lens of whiteness that pushes the narrative of American racial fiction that was part of my miseducation in BPS decades ago.
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Opinion
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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