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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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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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West Roxbury students lobby lawmakers
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West Roxbury students lobby lawmakers
Last Friday, students trained their sights on the State House, appealing to lawmakers for support in advance of a Dec. 5 School Committee vote on the planned closure of their schools.
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Council to review school transportation
City councilors agreed to hold a hearing on Boston Public Schools student transportation, after parents raised concerns about equity and student safety.
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In the news: Charles Grandson
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In the news: Charles Grandson
Interim Superintendent Laura Perille has appointed Charles Grandson as Interim Chief Academic Officer of the Boston Public Schools.
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Turhan Dorsey leaving after four years as city’s education chief
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Turhan Dorsey leaving after four years as city’s education chief
Turahn Dorsey, Mayor Martin Walsh’s chief of education, has announced he is leaving the position he has held since 2014.
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Superintendent search committee hears from teens
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Superintendent search committee hears from teens
Michael O’Neil and other members of the search committee listened intently as students gathered in small break-out sessions and discussed their priorities and concerns about the School Committee’s search for a new superintendent. According to plan, the new leader would replace interim Superintendent Laura Perille when the search process concludes in the spring of 2019.
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Teachers plan ethnic studies program
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Teachers plan ethnic studies program
Educators in Boston’s public schools have begun outlining plans for an ethnic studies program, one they hope will help make the district’s curriculum more representative of its diverse student population.
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BPS changes plans for McCormack students
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BPS changes plans for McCormack students
Set to close at the end of the next school year while the building undergoes renovations, students at Dorchester’s McCormack school were to be moved to Excel High School in South Boston while a new 7-12 grade school would open in its place, according to Perille’s original plans, part of wider BuildBPS plans released last month. Now, after several rounds of heated feedback sessions between BPS officials, students, parents and teachers, these plans have shifted to include alternative arrangements for the McCormack school community during the transition.
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Students ‘die-in’ protest school closures
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Students ‘die-in’ protest school closures
Advocates and students held a silent “die-in” protest outside Mayor Martin Walsh’s office Nov. 19 to rally against gun violence, school underfunding and the recently proposed closures of several Boston public schools.
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