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Survey finds uneven distribution of resources in BPS schools
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Survey finds uneven distribution of resources in BPS schools
More than 40% of students in Boston’s public schools don’t have a library in their building, including one-third of the high school students who do not attend the city’s three exam schools, according to a survey made public by a coalition of education activists.
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Biden administration gives guidance on schools
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Biden administration gives guidance on schools
The Biden administration last week released new guidelines on schools reopening, for the first time offering federal guidance on issues including physical distancing and air quality in classrooms, testing and acceptable community spread rates.
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Q and A with Khymani James: ‘The ultimate destination is Congress’
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Q and A with Khymani James: ‘The ultimate destination is Congress’
Boston School Committee Student Representative Khymani James, 17, who grew up mostly in Dorchester, is currently a senior at Boston Latin Academy.
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Educational ensemble: BSO forms partnership with BPS
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Arts & Culture
Educational ensemble: BSO forms partnership with BPS
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has launched several new initiatives to make youth and family concerts more accessible to Boston Public Schools and the general public. In the coming weeks, the BSO will roll out a newly recorded youth concert, available for free to Boston Public Schools and Berkshire County Public Schools, an archive of streamable youth concerts free and accessible to the public, and a package of supplementary materials for teaching.
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BPS ’22 budget increases services
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BPS ’22 budget increases services
Boston Public Schools unveiled its budget $1.3 billion Feb. 3 at a virtual press conference, and later that night, at the school committee meeting. BPS is banking on $36 million in new funding in the city’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget.
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Boston schools re-open as many opt for remote
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Boston schools re-open as many opt for remote
After considerable pressure from the state to reopen, Boston Public Schools is following through on its plan to send kids into classrooms this week. School buildings were closed due to a snowstorm on Monday and Tuesday but were scheduled to open Wednesday.
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BPS, teachers agree on pact to reopen schools
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BPS, teachers agree on pact to reopen schools
As numbers increase and stay high, Boston Public Schools has unveiled a new plan for extending safety protocols in the school buildings that are open and reconfiguring the larger reopening plan.
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Cassellius, teachers at odds over opening
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Cassellius, teachers at odds over opening
The Boston Teachers Union Sunday took a vote of no confidence in Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius after they say she refused to sign an agreement extending safety precautions to 28 schools that reopened for high-needs students Monday.
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Opinion
School budgets ought not pit parents against each other
As we continue to live in BPS limbo of hybrids, opening schools for only the “highest” of high needs, we have had nine months without a comprehensive plan for Boston Public School students to have a quality education during the pandemic and afterwards.
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Alexandra Oliver-Dávila is new School Committee chair
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Alexandra Oliver-Dávila is new School Committee chair
Alexandra Oliver-Dávila was voted chair of the Boston School Committee last week, taking over from former member Michael Loconto, who left the body after he was heard on a live mic mocking Chinese-sounding names during the Oct. 21 School Committee meeting.
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Opinion
BPS needs better planning for high-needs students
Boston Public Schools is failing our high-needs students. In creating its reopening plans, BPS created plans for all schools and all students, rather than prioritizing students who had not received in-person services since March.
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Local News
Parents, students discuss safe return to school
In a virtual meeting with the Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance on Sept. 3, several parents, students and teachers discussed what would make them feel safe enough to return to school buildings in the fall.
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