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Why the call for police in BPS schools?
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Why the call for police in BPS schools?
The Council of the Great City Schools last Wednesday released a report on school safety recommending among other things that Boston Public Schools convene a focus group of stakeholders and administrators to consider whether the district should form an internal police department.yawu
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Crime, cannabis, schools on Council agenda
In their first meeting of 2023, Boston City Council members offered up what amounts to at least a partial agenda for the new year.
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BPS asks students, staff to wear masks
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BPS asks students, staff to wear masks
Boston Public Schools announced Friday a temporary — and essentially voluntary — masking policy for BPS students and staff returning to schools next week.
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BPS won’t commit to masking policy
Since the start of school in September, members of Families for COVID Safety have been advocating for stronger safety policies in Boston Public Schools, calling for at least 10 days of masking following the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday breaks.
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Opinion
Will Skipper change the BPS culture?
Demanding an end to the pattern of racism targeting Black and brown Boston Public Schools central office leaders, 15 retired high-ranking BPS leaders of color sent a letter to new Superintendent Mary Skipper on Aug. 24, 2022.
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Ex-BPS staff allege pattern of race bias
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Ex-BPS staff allege pattern of race bias
Fifteen retired high-ranking Boston Public Schools leaders of color are demanding that Superintendent Mary Skipper put an end to what they see as a pattern of targeting Black and brown central office leaders.
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Local News
BPS, mayor pushing for schools to merge, then split
At school community meetings held in May, officials from BPS and the mayor’s office presented their plans for two-campus, merged schools to three pairs of currently separate schools. They ran into strong resistance at every meeting.
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Mayor intervenes as parent struggles with BPS school bus
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Mayor intervenes as parent struggles with BPS school bus
Shamieh Wall starts every week day wondering whether the school bus will be coming to pick up her child. And almost a quarter of the time, it hasn’t.
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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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