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Trotter institute gets new director, budget reduction
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Trotter institute gets new director, budget reduction
On the positive side of the ledger, a new director was appointed to the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture. On the negative side, university officials have further cut the budget at the institute.
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BPS officials detail new funds, parents list cuts
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BPS officials detail new funds, parents list cuts
Boston Public Schools officials outlined the plusses of the proposed 2021 BPS budget during a School Committee hearing held at the Curley School in Jamaica Plain last week.
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Testing firm lashes out at BPS over its use of ISEE
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Testing firm lashes out at BPS over its use of ISEE
After a two-decade long partnership, Boston Public Schools and the Education Records Bureau (ERB), which developed the standardized testing for admission to Boston’s exam high schools, have parted ways.
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Boston seen losing school-age children
Boston is losing its middle class, according to a study released by the Boston Foundation last week, with some of the sharpest declines in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and South Boston.
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Growth and changes in Hub: looking back on the decade
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Growth and changes in Hub: looking back on the decade
News in the decade that began with 2010 was dominated by major political and social shifts local and national that have fundamentally altered both Boston’s landscape and American culture.
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UMass professors decry Mt. Ida competition
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UMass professors decry Mt. Ida competition
When UMass Amherst acquired the Mt. Ida campus in 2018, university system President Marty Meehan said the move was necessary to enable students from the Western Massachusetts campus to have access to internships in the Greater Boston area. But UMass Boston professors say the many of courses offered at Mt. Ida compete directly with those offered at the Dorchester campus.
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Opinion
$191m settlement against Univ. of Phoenix
The University of Phoenix (UOP), one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges will pay a record $191 million settlement to resolve charges stemming from a five-year investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.
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Opinion
A just society doesn’t criminalize girls
Across our country, black and brown girls are pushed out of school not because they pose any sort of threat, but for simply being who they are. Society too often deems our hair too distracting and our bodies too provocative, our voices too loud, and our attitudes too mean — demeaning our very existence before we even reach adulthood.
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Time for action in Boston Public Schools
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Time for action in Boston Public Schools
Just recently, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly referred to as “the Nation’s Report Card,” released results that show Boston — once heralded as one of the best urban school districts in the nation — is losing ground.
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Activists, BPS superintendent envision more resources for schools
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Activists, BPS superintendent envision more resources for schools
Under the new law, Boston schools are expected to see a hike of as much as $100 million in state funding over the next seven years, along with increased charter school reimbursements.
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Author examines effects of unconscious bias in schools
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Author examines effects of unconscious bias in schools
In “Unconscious Bias in Schools,” authors Tracey A. Benson and Sarah E. Fiarman discuss the racial biases of teachers and administrations in the school environment. The book, published Aug. 13, covers how these biases affect educational outcomes for students of color, as well as strategies to overcome these effects.
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No agreement on McCormack field lease
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No agreement on McCormack field lease
From the outset, McCormack students, teachers and residents of the abutting Harbor Point neighborhood testified against what many saw as an attempt to transfer public open space into private hands.
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