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Two candidates will be interviewed for BPS superintendent
Boston Public Schools officials announced two finalists in the search for the district’s next superintendent will be interviewed this week in a series of public meetings.
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No more mask mandate for Boston Public Schools
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No more mask mandate for Boston Public Schools
After months of repeated messaging by Boston Public Schools and city leadership that masks would remain in place for students and staff at BPS, Monday marked the first day that masks were optional for those in good health on school grounds.
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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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BPS budget shows increased per-pupil funding
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BPS budget shows increased per-pupil funding
Boston Public Schools officials had a challenging week, with the April 27 release of a report of widespread abuse of students and a culture of impunity at the Mission Hill School, leading to a recommendation from the superintendent to close the school.
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School building closures inevitable
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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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Opinion
Where is the track record for receivership?
Ten years ago, as a member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, I voted for putting the Lawrence Public Schools in receivership. I was wrong.
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Shaw school community seeks district support
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Shaw school community seeks district support
Following a decision by Boston Public Schools (BPS) to expand the previously K-3 P.A. Shaw Elementary School to include two fourth-grade classes, the school community came together to demand further additions to fulfill what they say are broken promises from BPS.
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Opinion
Transparency, community input key to successful superintendent search
As Boston begins yet another search for a BPS leader, what is most evident is the desperate need for parents, students and educators to be involved in the selection process and not as an afterthought.
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New superintendent will face old problems
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New superintendent will face old problems
In the coming weeks, officials in the Wu administration and education activists will likely articulate the qualities they would like to see in the next BPS superintendent.
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Why is there a BPS intervention  in three high schools?
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Why is there a BPS intervention in three high schools?
In January, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius announced interventions in three high schools where lower-than-average standardized test scores and graduation rates could trigger state takeovers of the schools.
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Opinion
State shows little regard for Boston parents
In a textbook example of gaslighting, the Jan. 25 Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) board meeting showed a complete disconnect with and disregard for the impact of COVID policies on families and school communities across the state.
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Will BPS close the P.A. Shaw school?
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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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