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Boston students protest state’s COVID policies
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Local News
Boston students protest state’s COVID policies
Scores of Boston Public Schools students walked out of class Friday in protest of the district and state’s response to the surge in COVID cases that has seen nearly 3,000 students and staff infected between the end of winter break and Jan. 12.
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BPS schools reopen amid testing chaos
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Local News
BPS schools reopen amid testing chaos
Boston Public Schools students returned to class Tuesday amid a nation-wide rise in COVID cases driven by the highly infectious omicron variant.
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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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Three schools left out of 6th grade expansion
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Opinion
Three schools left out of 6th grade expansion
The School Committee voted to close middle schools and move the district to K-6 and 7-12 models as part of the Build BPS, shortly before Superintendent Dr. Cassellius was hired three years ago. The long term impact of this decision means we will have a steady drop in student enrollment, as families select other schools with more secure pathways.
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Local News
Council takes up school violence
Boston’s city council is taking a hard look at school safety after incidents of violence by students in recent weeks have caused concern over the mental wellbeing of children and teenagers returning to educational institutions following more than a year of COVID shutdowns.
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COVID cases close Curley school
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Local News
COVID cases close Curley school
After shuttering its doors last week for a rapidly spreading COVID outbreak, the Curley School in Jamaica Plain now faces an additional challenge as state education officials say they won’t count the school’s remote instruction toward the mandatory 180 days required under state law.
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New mayor will face challenges with BPS
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Politics
New mayor will face challenges with BPS
When the administration of mayor-elect Michelle Wu takes power in City Hall two weeks from now, one of the most pressing items on the to-do list will be the Boston Public Schools.
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Essaibi George meets with teens at Sociedad
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Local News
Essaibi George meets with teens at Sociedad
Mayoral candidate and at-large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George described elements of her proposed education policy at a forum Monday afternoon hosted by Sociedad Latina, a nonprofit that works with Latino youth in Boston.
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Local News
Council takes up lack of HVAC in schools
Boston City Council discussed plans to address the safety conditions of Boston Public Schools buildings and classrooms during extreme temperatures in a virtual meeting on Sept. 30.
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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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Mass schools face COVID test delays
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Local News
Mass schools face COVID test delays
Nearly a month into the semester, nurses at BPS schools said the testing program contracted by the state has been lacking, leaving some students untested and the to-do lists of already busy school nurses more packed than ever.
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Gov’s remote learning ban sparks concern
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Local News
Gov’s remote learning ban sparks concern
Because Gov. Charlie Baker has mandated in-person learning for all school districts, effectively banning remote instruction, students who remain home for health reasons, who are quarantined because of close contact with someone infected with COVID or who themselves suffer a COVID infection cannot log into class remotely.
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