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BPS superintendent discusses plans to boost graduation rates
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BPS superintendent discusses plans to boost graduation rates
Boston Superintendent Mary Skipper said improving student graduation rates will be a priority in her new role, kicking off her first official day on the job.
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Incoming BPS superintendent touts summer learning
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Incoming BPS superintendent touts summer learning
As incoming Boston Public Schools Superintendent Mary Skipper prepares to take on her new role in September, she made one of her first public appearances alongside Mayor Michelle Wu, touting the success of the city’s “5th Quarter” summer learning initiative. 
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Mary Skipper is new BPS superintendent
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Mary Skipper is new BPS superintendent
The Boston School Committee has narrowly voted to name as its next superintendent Mary Skipper, a veteran educator who rose through the ranks in the school system.
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Wu reaches deal, averts receivership
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Wu reaches deal, averts receivership
Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Jeff Riley last week recommended the state’s board of education label the Boston Public Schools an underperforming district, a designation that would give him the authority to approve an improvement plan for the district.
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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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