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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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Yes, You Can Afford A College Degree
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Yes, You Can Afford A College Degree
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Teachers union, city reach agreement on special needs students
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Teachers union, city reach agreement on special needs students
Boston Teachers Union President Jessica Tang and Mayor Michelle Wu announced that they have reached an agreement on the union’s contract that will increase the number of so-called inclusion classrooms — regular education classrooms in which special needs students are taught.
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What is Your College Plan?
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What is Your College Plan?
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A high school diploma is not enough!
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A high school diploma is not enough!
With college education now so expensive, teenagers are forced to consider whether college is really worth it. The median annual income of those with no more than a high school diploma is only $38,792. With today’s prices, that is clearly not enough.
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Community and culture at Roxbury Latin
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Community and culture at Roxbury Latin
Roxbury Latin is a democratically gathered community, a school where individuals from a great diversity of backgrounds are brought together by shared goals and common ideals
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New skills today equal equitable workforce tomorrow
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New skills today equal equitable workforce tomorrow
For too long, our education and workforce systems have failed to see Black, Latinx, and English Language Learner students as holders and creators of knowledge. If we want to build the diverse workforce of tomorrow, it is crucial that we invest today in equity-minded systems and practices that value the cultural wealth young people possess and the knowledge, skills, and abilities they bring to the workforce.
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House budget skimps on education
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House budget skimps on education
The House version of the state budget does not include funding promised in the Student Opportunity Act for the second year in a row, leaving educators to wonder when the $1.5 billion signed by the governor in 2019 will come to fruition.
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Civil rights groups hail ‘historic’ ruling on exam schools
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Civil rights groups hail ‘historic’ ruling on exam schools
With white and Asian students over-represented in the city’s three selective-admissions schools, the one-year change was widely seen as a way to broaden the racial and socio-economic diversity in the schools.
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Debate growing on what students need
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Debate growing on what students need
Across the country, education activists are sounding the alarm on what many see as a singular focus on learning loss that comes at the expense of helping students with other needs.
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Community centers offer remote learning
Throughout the transition to in-person learning, many families, especially families of color, have chosen to stay remote. Some of those families have made use of learning pods operated by community centers partnering with Boston After School and Beyond.
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Group pushes for reform to vocational school admissions
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Group pushes for reform to vocational school admissions
A group charging discrimination within the state’s regional vocational school admissions process, which uses a ranking system to admit student bodies that are mostly white, English-language speakers, is calling on Gov. Charlie Baker, Education Commissioner Jeff Riley and the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to implement a lottery system instead.
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