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After 50 years, Judge Garrity’s orders in Boston school case still defended
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Local News
After 50 years, Judge Garrity’s orders in Boston school case still defended
Federal judge W. Arthur Garrity, hailed as a hero or denounced as a villain, had no choice but to order the desegregation of Boston’s public schools in 1974 and deploy yellow buses to remedy a wanton violation of the Constitution, legal analysts involved with the epic case say.
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Boston renames Dorchester school for civil rights icon Ruth Batson
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Boston renames Dorchester school for civil rights icon Ruth Batson
The Boston School Committee voted unanimously on April 10 to rename a Dorchester public high school in honor of storied civil rights activist and Girls’ Latin School alumna Ruth Batson, who challenged school segregation and launched the iconic METCO program.
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Before busing, the ‘Stay Out for Freedom’ boycott rocked Boston
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Before busing, the ‘Stay Out for Freedom’ boycott rocked Boston
On a frigid morning in 1964, students crowded into the assembly hall at St. Mark’s Social Center in Roxbury. Bundled in winter coats and boots, some students wore excited smiles while others stayed straight-faced, waiting. Outside, school buses carrying suburban students waited among piles of snow.
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Facing the challenges that caused school desegregation
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Editorial
Facing the challenges that caused school desegregation
The city of Boston is approaching a 50-year milestone. We are about to observe  the anniversary of school desegregation.
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Admissions to Madison Park High being revised
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Local News
Admissions to Madison Park High being revised
The Boston School Committee is considering a new admissions policy for Madison Park Technical Vocational High School. The policy would require a statement describing why the student is interested in a vocational education program and wants to attend Madison Park.
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Local News
Many voice concern over O’Bryant move to West Roxbury
Parents, students and teachers expressed a litany of concerns about a proposal by Mayor Michelle Wu and Superintendent Mary Skipper to relocate the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science to the West Roxbury Education Complex. 
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Opinion
A lack of transparency at BPS
With each superintendent and mayor comes the fabricated commitments of “transparency,” “community engagement” and “equity.” As we approach Superintendent Skipper’s eighth month on the job and only three short months from the end of the school year, BPS families have continued to wait for quality BPS leadership, visionary goals and transparency.
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Opinion
Not a single ‘no’ vote
What happens to our public institutions when democracy fails? When elected officials ignore the will of the people, governing bodies lose their independence, and the fundamental right to local democratic control is stripped away?
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Debate over school committee student vote
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Local News
Debate over school committee student vote
By now you’ve heard that Mayor Michelle Wu vetoed the proposal to restore an elected school committee and reverse Boston’s position as an outlier with the only mayor-appointed school committee in the commonwealth.
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Local News
Wu vetoes School Committee vote
Last Wednesday, Boston City Council members passed, albeit narrowly, a home rule petition that would have created an elected Boston school committee. Two days later, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu vetoed the measure, putting a decisive end to this round of political maneuvering, and leaving little ambiguity on where she stands on a return to a fully elected School Committee.
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Local News
BPS officials release 2024 budget
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Mary Skipper announced a $1.4 billion budget for the 2023-2024 school year — an increase of $65 million over the previous year.
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Local News
Council presses for vote on elected school committee
Members of the City Council are preparing to vote to reestablish an elected school committee in Boston for the first time in more than 30 years, since the elected committee model was abolished and replaced by a mayor-appointed committee in 1991, and more than a year after Boston residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of an elected committee in a non-binding ballot referendum
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