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Parents sue state over unequal education funding
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Parents sue state over unequal education funding
Parents of students in public schools across Massachusetts have announced a lawsuit against the state, alleging a violation of their children’s constitutional right to an education by underfunding many of the state’s poverty-stricken districts.
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Parents questioning BPS decision-making process
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Parents questioning BPS decision-making process
In one of the more dramatic moments in recent memory at a Boston School Committee meeting, Chairman Michael Loconto locked horns with parent activist Maria Cristina Blanco as the latter attempted to deliver testimony over the committee’s two-minute time limit.
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Opinion
Bold actions needed to abate debt crisis
Clearly, public policy reforms can and should address the national student debt crisis.
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Teachers Union, city agree on new contract
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Teachers Union, city agree on new contract
The Boston Teachers Union signed a new, tentative agreement last week that will raise the pay for school staff and provide more critical resources for students across the city, including school nurses, mental health workers and paraprofessionals
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UMass students stage sit-in at State House
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UMass students stage sit-in at State House
College student activists ended a five-day sit-in at the Massachusetts State House last week after they failed to secure a meeting with legislative leadership to talk about the rising cost of higher education in the state.
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BPS plans new schools, expanded elementaries
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BPS plans new schools, expanded elementaries
Two years ago, Mayor Martin Walsh released a 230-page document on his administration’s 10-year, $1 billion BuildBPS facilities master planning process, through which the city seeks to upgrade existing school buildings and construct new ones to meet the changing needs of the city’s students.
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Mass. teachers part of national movement
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Mass. teachers part of national movement
The teachers, students and parents who marched through the State House last week are part of a national trend of activism aimed at reversing years of cuts to public education systems across the country.
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Opinion
Why the rush to close middle schools?
The current BPS school administration seems to be in a big hurry to get the School Committee on record in favor of its number one priority in BuildBPS: closing all middle schools.
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BPS memo called for ‘right-sizing’ Boston’s schools
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BPS memo called for ‘right-sizing’ Boston’s schools
Mayor Martin Walsh and BPS officials courted controversy in recent years with calls for the district to close schools.
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School Committee picks Cassellius as superintendent
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School Committee picks Cassellius as superintendent
The Boston School Committee voted 5-2 on May 1 to select former Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius as the next superintendent of the Boston Public
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City council examines Madison Park admissions
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City council examines Madison Park admissions
City Councilors Annissa Essaibi-George, Kim Janey and Michelle Wu held an Education Committee hearing last week to discuss Madison Park’s admissions policy, funding and partnerships.
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A renewed resolution for success
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Editorial
A renewed resolution for success
There must be an organized effort to encourage the most promising black students to prepare for the exam school test. Academic success will inspire the young to begin the arduous search for their purpose in life.
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