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Gov. Charlie Baker reignited a debate on Thursday that has vexed and divided Democrat and Republican lawmakers in recent years, proposing an expansion of charter schools that would be targeted toward the lowest performing districts statewide.
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A series of community meetings — beginning with one at Dorchester’s Kroc Center on Oct. 8— will weigh the pros and cons of changing the current school enrollment system to include both charter and public schools in one “unified” application. Mayor... Read more
Ask Michael Crowley— the Community Field Coordinator at the Richard J. Murphy Elementary School in Neponset— about this Friday’s second annual First Responder’s Appreciation Day and he’ll be happy to tell you all about it.
First, though, he’ll... Read more
After 38 years of teaching English in the Boston school system, notably at the John D. O’Bryant School, one of the city’s three exam schools, Brenda Chaney has left her classroom days behind. She could have retired years ago, she said, but she kept... Read more
Students, faculty and staff crowded into a University of Massachusetts ballroom Wednesday morning to decry recently-approved student fee increases, which they said are akin to "digging an ever-deeper well of student debt."
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Students returning for the first day of school were greeted with a rousing welcome from neighborhood men who lined the entryway of the Mattahunt Elementary in Mattapan this morning. The event — inspired by similar events across the US— was intended to... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and his administration have an opportunity to flip their disappointment over the demise of the Boston 2024 bid into a robust, thoughtful, and efficient execution of large-scale redevelopment in Boston.
But rather than focus... Read more