- Cambridge high school struggles with equal access to AP classes
- > Feb 21, 7:42 AM: The stubborn persistence of the gap, in the face of repeated attempts to wipe it out, has contributed to recent racial tensions at the high school, where some Black students say they still feel like outsiders. And it sharply
- Editorial: Keep the pressure on to reform Boston schools
- > Feb 14, 6:38 AM: Now would be the time for the state and the district to agree to an enforceable, specific timetable for reforms. If Walsh doesn’t want an embarrassing state intervention in the Boston Public Schools on his watch, and Baker doesn’t
- Springfield leverages education partnerships to fill skills gap
- Feb 11, 8:40 AM: The educational system at all levels, and the business community, are essential to ensuring that the workforce has a sufficient supply of the skills and training being sought in the labor market.
- Springfield charter school Veritas Prep approved to add high school grades
- Jan 29, 7:00 AM: A charter school in Springfield has been unanimously approved to add high school grades to its student body.
- State education board urges dramatic action for struggling Boston schools
- Jan 29, 6:10 AM: Improving Boston’s lowest-performing schools will require dramatic steps, members of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education said Tuesday.
- Massachusetts excels at higher education — for the white and well-off
- Jan 28, 8:35 AM: The state spends only $225 per capita on higher education, below the national average and way below a number of much poorer states such as Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kansas.
- State eyes plan to improve diversity among teachers
- > Jan 28, 6:21 AM: For more than two decades, the exams Massachusetts teachers and administrators must take to secure their professional licenses have been marred by gaping racial disparities in pass rates, driving a disproportionate share of
- New schools superintendent vows to set higher expectations in Boston classrooms, build trust
- > Jan 16, 7:22 AM: Less than a year into her role, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius laid out a new strategic plan for the district Wednesday, a five-year vision that aims to bring equity to schools across all neighborhoods and
- Schools in this Boston suburb were already high-performing. So why did the superintendent start over?
- Jan 13, 6:40 AM: At no point in recent memory has Melrose Public Schools been failing. But the outgoing superintendent, Cyndy Taymore, is four years into an effort to fundamentally rethink traditional schooling here.
- At Boston's Annual 'Showcase,' A Spectacle Of School Choice — And Parent Anxiety
- > Jan 6, 9:51 AM: Starting Monday, thousands of families will start to tell Boston Public Schools where they want their children to enroll next fall. But the process can be daunting and exclusive — and in the end, the choice doesn't belong to
- City on a Hill in New Bedford names interim principal, adds digital lessons
- > Jan 3, 7:50 AM: City on a Hill Charter Public School New Bedford has quietly announced an interim principal and plans to add virtual lessons to its curriculum to help carry students through the rest of the academic year until it is set to close in
- City on a Hill Charter School students walk out in protest of merger
- Dec 11, 8:05 AM: A merger between two City on a Hill charter schools prompted a crowd of about 75 students to walk out of class Tuesday and protest in front of the network office, demanding the merger be halted.
- Dead mice, crumbling concrete: Education reform won’t fix the sorry state of some schools
- > Dec 4, 6:44 AM: Hailed as a transformational overhaul of the state’s outmoded school-funding formula, the so-called Student Opportunity Act is poised to pump an additional $1.5 billion into school districts across Massachusetts over the next seven
- The state has a big new school funding law. Here’s what it means
- Nov 27, 6:17 AM: Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping school funding bill that will eventually funnel an additional $1.5 billion of extra money to local districts.
- Baker Will Sign Historic Increase In Funding For Public Schools
- > Nov 26, 6:11 AM: On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker plans to sign into law a sweeping overhaul of the state's school finance system. The compromise bill would commit Massachusetts to phasing in billions of dollars in new state aid to schools over the
- What Does It Really Mean To Get A Good Education?
- > Nov 22, 8:13 AM: College and career preparation are high on the list. But is academic accomplishment the only goal? Or, do we expect schools to impart other skills needed to thrive in adulthood, such as how to work well with others, or openness to
- Legislature sends Gov. Charlie Baker $1.5 billion education funding overhaul
- > Nov 21, 8:13 AM: The Massachusetts Legislature on Wednesday sent Gov. Charlie Baker a bill that would provide a $1.5 billion influx of funding into the state’s public education system, with a focus on eliminating the performance gap between wealthy
- Lawmakers reach compromise on education funding formula; Massachusetts poised to add $1.4 billion for public schools Updated Nov 19, 2019;Posted Nov 19, 2019
- Nov 20, 7:01 AM: Massachusetts is on the verge of adding $1.4 billion into the formula that funds public schools, under a compromise bill released Tuesday by a committee of House-Senate negotiators.
- Letter: A vote of confidence for Boston charter school from parent and board member
- > Nov 5, 7:23 AM: The article misses all that the school does to be college preparatory and focused on core issues of race and inequality. My son has had a whole English unit on busing and desegregation in Boston. He learned about civil discourse
- Boston public schools lose ground on national exam
- > Oct 31, 6:47 AM: Once lauded as one of the best urban school systems in the country, the Boston schools are losing increasingly more ground on a leading national exam, according to results released Wednesday, offering a fresh round of evidence of