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Opinion
More broken promises on building schools
Boston Public Schools parents, students and educators are led on a dizzying merry-go-round when it comes to their schools.
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Opinion
BPS curriculum out of sync with students’ needs
After teaching in the Boston Public Schools for four years, I left the system this summer. I witnessed how the system poorly responded to students during a pandemic that led to unimaginable loss, hurting communities that had already been dismissed for too long.
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BPS denies having a ‘do not hire’ list
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Local News
BPS denies having a ‘do not hire’ list
The Boston Public Schools has told the City Council that the district does not maintain a list of people who shouldn’t be hired or rehired, a practice that a former employee and the teachers union indicated they suspected was in place.
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Opinion
Evaluation of Superintendent Skipper: An alternative view
The mayorally appointed School Committee gave Superintendent Mary Skipper a mark of “proficient” upon completing her first year. But the formal evaluation’s results did not incorporate the many voices who testified to the broken promises of communication and community engagement, rash building decisions, persistent transportation disasters and a budget process that was embarrassingly uninformed.
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Report on Black exodus from BPS inconclusive
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Local News
Report on Black exodus from BPS inconclusive
The inconclusive findings of an investigation into Boston Public Schools’ treatment of senior administrators of color have left critics frustrated.
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Black exodus from BPS central office raises concerns
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Local News
Black exodus from BPS central office raises concerns
A prolonged investigation into allegations that a dozen Boston Public Schools administrators of color have been pushed out of their jobs has left the former administrators and their allies frustrated and concerned.
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Some see opportunity in Madison Park-only complex
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Local News
Some see opportunity in Madison Park-only complex
The city’s proposal to restore and expand Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and relocate the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science has been garnering a lot of attention in recent days.
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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
Moving the O’Bryant to West Roxbury would be a mistake
On June 6, Mayor Michelle Wu and Superintendent Mary Skipper announced their proposal to move the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science from Roxbury to the West Roxbury Educational Complex. We understand many students, staff and families have conflicting feelings about this proposal, but as longtime Boston school teachers, we believe moving the city’s most diverse exam school to the least T-accessible neighborhood in the city is not in the best interests of our students.
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Opinion
Why does BPS skip restorative justice as a solution to school safety?
School safety in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) is not as simple as taking a stand on police or metal detectors in schools. The real problem is that Superintendent Mary Skipper and Mayor Michelle Wu do not see schools as distinct communities.
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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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Is Boston spending too much on its schools?
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Local News
Is Boston spending too much on its schools?
The Boston Public Schools is way up there among the state’s biggest spenders and must tighten its belt. That’s the impression you get from media reports, and also from top BPS administrators, who often speak of “unsustainable” spending that must urgently be reined in — for example, by closing small schools. But let’s take a closer look.
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