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BPS, mayor pushing for schools to merge, then split
At school community meetings held in May, officials from BPS and the mayor’s office presented their plans for two-campus, merged schools to three pairs of currently separate schools. They ran into strong resistance at every meeting.
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Mary Skipper is new BPS superintendent
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News
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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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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School building closures inevitable
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Local News
School building closures inevitable
Parents, teachers and students from the Pauline A. Shaw School in Dorchester demonstrated, testified at School Committee meetings and wrote op-eds in a concerted effort to stop what many saw as the district’s attempt to pull the plug on the school, denying them grade expansions while all other BPS elementary schools are switching to a K-6 grade configuration.
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Will BPS close the P.A. Shaw school?
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Local News
Will BPS close the P.A. Shaw school?
At last week’s Boston School Committee meeting, students and parents blasted Boston Public Schools for reversing a decision to extend the P. A. Shaw school to the fifth grade, with some expressing fears that the move will put their school’s future in jeopardy, as the majority of the district’s schools move toward a K-6 and 7-12 grade configurations.
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Ballot question puts Wu at odds with voters over school committee
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Politics
Ballot question puts Wu at odds with voters over school committee
When Boston Public School teacher Neema Avashia watched the school committee give away the open green space beside her John W. McCormack Middle School in Dorchester for development despite the pleas of students, teachers and neighbors who used it for recreation, she suspected the days of the mayor-appointed school board might be drawing to a close.
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Councilors weigh in on School Committee
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Local News
Councilors weigh in on School Committee
Following a resounding call from Boston voters to switch from an appointed to an elected Boston School Committee, members of the City Council held a hearing Monday to begin examining the potential restructuring of the Boston Public Schools governing body.
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Voters will weigh in on school committee
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Local News
Voters will weigh in on school committee
After 26 years of Boston’s School Committee being appointed by the city’s mayor, a question on this year’s ballot reopens the conversation on returning to an election-based system.
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Local News
State intervention would solve none of BPS’s problems
After almost two years of pandemic uncertainty, vague communication and a revolving door of Boston School Committee member resignations, Governor Baker and his appointee Commissioner Jeff Riley have added a layer of stressful bullying by continuing to foster the idea of receivership for the Boston Public Schools.
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Arroyo, Mejia advance home rule petition for elected school committee
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Politics
Arroyo, Mejia advance home rule petition for elected school committee
Boston City Councilors Ricardo Arroyo and Julia Mejia announced Monday a proposed home rule petition for an elected Boston School Committee.
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School Committee approves change to exam school admissions
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News
School Committee approves change to exam school admissions
The Boston School Committee voted last Wednesday in favor of a new policy for entrance to the city’s three exam schools in which students will be selected from eight tiers, divided by socio economic factors including income of families in a student’s census tract, the number of households in which a language other than English is spoken and the educational attainment of individuals in the tract.
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An elected school committee isn’t the answer
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Editorial
An elected school committee isn’t the answer
A recent poll showing public support for the return of elected school committees in Boston causes great concern among those who remember the 1970s.
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