School News

Big changes in store for Boston school buildings

November 29, 2018 | James Vaznis
West Roxbury, East Boston, and the southern part of the city near the Dorchester-Mattapan line would be among the first neighborhoods to get new school buildings under a 10-year citywide construction plan, Boston school officials announced Wednesday night.
 
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Ed chief leaving has Boston Public Schools' plans up in air

November 25, 2018 | Kathleen McKiernan
The city’s first-ever education chief, Rahn Dorsey, has left his position amid Boston Public Schools’ search for a new superintendent, putting into question the future leadership direction of the city’s school system.
 
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Boston's First-Ever Education Chief Leaves His Position

November 25, 2018 | WBUR Newsroom

Boston's first education chief left his position on Wednesday.

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Two Approaches to Advocacy

November 13, 2018 | Liam Kerr & John Griffin

In February 2016, proponents of charter school expansion in Massachusetts were optimistic.

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Baker Signs Civics Education Reform Bill Into Law

November 8, 2018 | Katie Lannan
Standing in Gov. Charlie Baker's office Thursday afternoon, Stephanie Bellapianta, a college student and member of the group Teens Leading the Way, watched as civics education measures she'd been advocating for over the past seven years officially became state law.
 
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A new kind of accountability

November 3, 2018 | Cape Cod Times

In late September, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its annual report, assessing school districts from across the commonwealth.

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It’s the write time for NaNoWriMo

October 30, 2018 | Amelia Smith

November first marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo, or just NaNo).

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New Schools in Four States Partner with The Virtual High School

October 30, 2018 | PR Web

Schools in Rhode Island, Texas, Massachusetts and Alabama have joined more than 650 schools around the world in choosing The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.), as their online course solution for students in the upcoming academic year.

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Western Massachusetts to benefit from Latino Advisory Commission's work, local members say

October 25, 2018 | Elizabeth Roman
Latino leaders representing Western Massachusetts said they are confident recommendations made by Gov. Charlie Baker's Latino Advisory Commission will enable funding for programs and services to help those living in Springfield, Holyoke and other communities in this part of the state.
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What’s Really Wrong with Closing Schools and How the “Opportunity Ticket” Fixes It

October 24, 2018 | Dirk Tillotson

Closing schools balance the district’s budget woes on the backs of the already most underserved parents.  The reality of closings is that it does nothing for those parents who have been dis-served and will be displaced.  Typically, they attend an equally low-performing school that is further away

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