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Coronavirus crisis to spur big changes in education, local teachers and experts say
Apr 6, 7:58 AM: The coronavirus pandemic that has forced schools and colleges to shutter their doors could ultimately spur positive change after the crisis ends, local educators say, but the trying times also shine a light on glaring >
Other states are doing it. Should Massachusetts schools close for the rest of the year?
Apr 6, 6:38 AM: So far, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has committed only to keep schools closed until May 4, but the unrelenting COVID-19 crisis has prompted governors in other states to cancel school for the rest of the academic >
Anytime, anywhere learning: Plymouth charter school still allows students to earn credits
Apr 2, 8:04 AM: While most schools struggle with how to educate students remotely during the coronavirus emergency, one local charter school seems well prepared for the crisis.
City councilors, parents, educators blast state overhaul of Boston schools
Apr 1, 6:25 AM: Educators, families, and elected leaders from Boston pleaded with state education officials on Tuesday to freeze plans for overhauling the Boston Public School system, blasting the effort’s launch amid the coronavirus >
Opinion: Students still need to learn during the coronavirus pandemic
Apr 1, 6:10 AM: With this critical gap in their children’s education, parents are right to be frustrated at the lack of preparation or urgency around online learning. State and local governments spend more than $10 billion annually on >
Massachusetts Releases New Guidance On Remote Learning During Coronavirus
Mar 27, 6:39 AM: The guidelines released on Thursday afternoon give districts a lot of flexibility. The only firm obligation it includes is a requirement that schools offer meaningful and productive learning opportunities to all of their >
What The State Sees Inside Boston Public Schools: Change, 'Bright Spots,' And Lots of Dysfunction
Mar 19, 5:53 AM: A long-anticipated state report on the Boston Public Schools landed Friday, hours before the district announced a six-week shutdown in hopes of slowing the spread of coronavirus. The report runs to 291 pages, and most of >
Massachusetts education officials slam Boston schools in new audit, unveil partnership for improvement
Mar 16, 7:11 AM: Boston Public Schools will enter into a new partnership with the state Department of Education after a blistering audit slammed the district for failing to rectify longstanding inequities — offering relief for parents and >
Vocational schools become the latest front in the battle for educational equity
Mar 9, 9:26 AM: Many of the state’s 37 vocational schools have come under fire recently for using their admissions criteria to screen out struggling students like Sanchez — exactly the sort of non-college-bound striver they were built to >
The ‘sacred cow’ of Boston’s education landscape
Feb 24, 7:50 AM: The current process, which judges applicants half on grades and half on test scores, has worked well for many private school families, whose children win spots at Boston Latin School at much higher rates than public school >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >



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