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No DESE intervention without parent input
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No DESE intervention without parent input
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City, state agree to benchmarks for progress in schools
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City, state agree to benchmarks for progress in schools
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius last week signed a memorandum of understanding with State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley agreeing on a course of action to correct inequities in the city’s schools.
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New policy on sharing BPS info with Boston Police
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New policy on sharing BPS info with Boston Police
Two months after a local civil rights group accused Boston Public Schools of sharing students’ information with federal immigration authorities, the city is proposing a new policy officials say will clarify the protocols for sharing that information with law enforcement and other groups.
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College students march on State House
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College students march on State House
Students, parents and employees from all across Massachusetts marched through the State House on Monday in support of increased funding for public colleges and universities. The “Fund our Future” campaign, which is endorsed by organizations across the state, aims to ensure a debt-free future for students and families.
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State has checkered history of school district interventions
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State has checkered history of school district interventions
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State report critical of BPS schools sparks talk of an intervention
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State report critical of BPS schools sparks talk of an intervention
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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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