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BPS releases 2021 budget
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BPS releases 2021 budget
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius has released a $1.26 billion fiscal year 2021 budget that would increase school spending by $80 million, a 6.3 percent increase in the budget.
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Boston teacher's Black Lives Matter initiative draws fire from police union
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Boston teacher's Black Lives Matter initiative draws fire from police union
A police union official had angry words for the Boston Teachers Union’s third annual week-long Black Lives Matter observance, firing off a broadside at BTU President Jessica Tang.
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Cassellius releases five-year plan for Boston Public Schools
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Cassellius releases five-year plan for Boston Public Schools
Brenda Cassellius, the superintendent of Boston Public Schools, released a strategic plan to the Boston School Committee on Jan. 15.
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In the news: Andrea Zayas
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In the news: Andrea Zayas
As Chief Academic Officer for Boston Public Schools, Andrea Zayas' mission is to ensure every one of the 55,000 students in the district has access to rigorous, culturally and linguistically sustaining coursework in preparation for a life of opportunity.
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More parent input would have helped BPS superintendent search
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Opinion
More parent input would have helped BPS superintendent search
The process of replacing Tommy Chang as Boston Public Schools superintendent is ending the way it began: hurriedly, secretively, and with little apparent consideration of either the desires of the BPS community or for the requirements of this job. The superintendent will directly impact the lives of tens of thousands of Boston’s next generation.
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Superintendent candidate Marie Izquierdo touts experience
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Superintendent candidate Marie Izquierdo touts experience
Boston School Committee members and community members posed questions to school superintendent candidate Marie Izquierdo Monday. The Miami-Dade County School District Chief Academic Officer was the first of the three finalists for the job to go through nine hours of interviews scheduled this week.
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Political challenges await next BPS superintendent
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Political challenges await next BPS superintendent
When three finalists contending for the Boston Public Schools superintendent post were announced last week, a process that thus far has been conducted out of public view suddenly entered the spotlight.
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Parents hold mock meeting as School Committee votes on budget
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Parents hold mock meeting as School Committee votes on budget
Boston Public Schools parents and students marched from the Blackstone School in the South End to the School Committee chamber in the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building last Wednesday, where they occupied the seats and tables reserved for the body and the district’s interim superintendent.
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New investments, cuts in BPS budget
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New investments, cuts in BPS budget
Boston Public Schools officials last week announced a $1.39 billion budget and highlighted targeted investments in science instruction, supports for schools facing budget reductions and in-class administration of the ISEE exam the district uses for admission to its three exam high schools.
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New furniture in Hub schools
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New furniture in Hub schools
Each student in Elizabeth DiFranco’s eighth-grade English language arts room at the Joseph Lee school has been assigned a number one through four at the beginning of class. As DiFranco faces the jumble of students seated at wheeled desks, she orders them into groups.
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Opinion
Why Change to an Elected School Committee Can’t Wait
Democracy isn’t perfect, but disenfranchisement is far worse. It’s past time for Boston to return to an elected school committee.
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School Committee votes to close West Roxbury Education Complex
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School Committee votes to close West Roxbury Education Complex
Over the protests of students, teachers, city councilors and civil rights activists, the Boston School Committee voted Wednesday to close the West Roxbury Education Complex that houses two high schools, West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy.
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