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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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Opinion
Boston needs an elected school committee
With the appointed School Committee in turmoil, many are questioning whether an elected body wouldn’t run more smoothly.
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Local News
Committee grapples with exam schools
The two co-chairs of the Exam School Admissions Task Force gave the suddenly shrunken School Committee a progress report last week, with a wide range of options still under consideration.
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Racial tensions surface amid exam school debate
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Local News
Racial tensions surface amid exam school debate
A vocal group of parents are up in arms as Boston Public Schools officials are on the verge of releasing a new admissions process for the city’s three exam schools.
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BPS officials weigh new grading system
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Local News
BPS officials weigh new grading system
During a June 2 meeting, the Boston School Committee heard a proposal from the administration for a new approach. If the Committee agrees, part of the new grading system will be incorporated in a new elementary school report card next fall.
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Q and A with Khymani James: ‘The ultimate destination is Congress’
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Local News
Q and A with Khymani James: ‘The ultimate destination is Congress’
Boston School Committee Student Representative Khymani James, 17, who grew up mostly in Dorchester, is currently a senior at Boston Latin Academy.
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BPS students question in-school instruction push
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Local News
BPS students question in-school instruction push
Students who testified at the Jan. 13 School Committee meeting expressed doubts about their schools capacity to safely accommodate students, citing CDC guidelines.
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Alexandra Oliver-Dávila is new School Committee chair
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Local News
Alexandra Oliver-Dávila is new School Committee chair
Alexandra Oliver-Dávila was voted chair of the Boston School Committee last week, taking over from former member Michael Loconto, who left the body after he was heard on a live mic mocking Chinese-sounding names during the Oct. 21 School Committee meeting.
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Loconto's gaffe underscores simmering racial conflicts
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Politics
Loconto's gaffe underscores simmering racial conflicts
A brew of conflict fueled by Boston’s racial politics came to a boil last week, when the School Committee took up a proposal to suspend for one year the test governing entrance to the city’s three exam schools. A flashpoint came when now-former Boston School Committee President Michael Loconto was heard on hot mic making fun of people’s names after secretary Elizabeth Sullivan read off the names of several Asian Americans who were scheduled to testify.
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