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Video: Report on BPS Valedictorians' Struggles Highlight Opportunity Gap

January 28, 2019

As Massachusetts lawmakers debate how to reformulate how they divvy up public education funds, a heartbreaking series of reports in the Boston Globe show the problems in the Boston Public Schools through the stories of more than 90 valedictorians from the last decade.

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Video: Education Advocate on Why Students With Less Deserve More

January 24, 2019

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is recommending more than $1 billion in new education spending over 7 years in Massachusetts, which has drawn mixed reaction. Critics say underfunding of urban schools has not been addressed.

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Let’s dance: Leeds Elementary School students cut a rug in class

January 22, 2019 | Greta Jochem

NORTHAMPTON — After lunch on a recent Wednesday at Leeds Elementary School, students in Andrew Foster’s fourth-grade classroom were split into several groups, dancing in circles.

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Let’s dance: Leeds Elementary School students cut a rug in class

January 22, 2019 | Greta Jochem
NORTHAMPTON — After lunch on a recent Wednesday at Leeds Elementary School, students in Andrew Foster’s fourth-grade classroom were split into several groups, dancing in circles.
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Warren, Pressley join thousands in Cambridge to create, donate in honor of MLK

January 22, 2019 | Amy Saltzman

itter cold and biting winds didn’t stop thousands from trekking to Central Square on Monday with food and clothing donations in tow to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Springfield offers inspirational messages from Gov. Charlie Baker, Mayor Domenic Sarno on day of unity

January 21, 2019 | Peter Goonan
SPRINGFIELD — Those who gathered for the 7th annual Martin Luther King Jr.
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OUR VIEW: Charter compromise could offer win-win scenario for New Bedford

January 19, 2019 | SouthCoast Today

For many years in New Bedford, and elsewhere in Massachusetts, the charter school movement and traditional district public schools have been at war.

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New Bedford’s promising charter compromise

January 18, 2019 | Boston Globe
In the long and bitter war between public school districts and charter schools, we may have a temporary truce, courtesy of Jeff Riley, the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education, and Mayor Jon Mitchell of New Bedford.
 
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Fall River schools embarking on city-wide anti-bullying initiative

January 17, 2019 | Amanda Burke
FALL RIVER — School officials from across Fall River will meet Jan. 23 to start developing a city-wide, anti-bullying initiative, according to Superintendent Matthew Malone.
 
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