The funding for teachers at preschools for three- and four-year-olds in nine Boston Center for Youth and Families community centers has been cut for next year, potentially leaving hundreds of parents and toddlers in the lurch. Read more
Mar. 23, 2009
UMass undergraduates, bracing for an expected $1,500 fee increase, appear in line for some relief thanks to federal stimulus funds aimed toward the coffers of the state's public higher education system. Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to announce the restoration of funds cut from the higher education on Tuesday at UMass-Boston, according to Education Secretary Paul Reville. A press conference has been scheduled at the university's Campus Center. Read more
The Edward Everett is celebrating 100 years !!! The school is putting on a Gala event at UMass Boston Campus Center on Saturday, April 4th from 7pm - 11pm. This event will have live music performed by Ray Brown and Friends, a DJ, a wonderful Silent Auction, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. We would love to see friends, community members and past Alumni at this event (you must be 21 years old). Please call the school for tickets or further information about this Fundraiser 617.635.8779.
Mar. 23, 2009
Thereâ€™s a new lacrosse team in Boston, and it has been a long time in coming. Read more
Mar. 19, 2009
Fifteen seconds left. The Dorchester Bears trail Boston English by three points. Darius Carter gets the pass, he's standing behind the three-point line. He shootsâ€¦ swish!
Tie game. The Bears go on to win, 67-66. Carter finishes with 29 points and with that three-point basket, becomes the first player from the Dorchester Education Complex to score 1,000 points.
"Coach had a play for another shooter on the team," remembered Carter from his home in Dorchester, "but English knew the ball was going to him, so he kicked it out to me and I hit the shot. It was a nice moment." Read more
The former site of St. Kevin's Parish on Columbia Road is officially on the real estate market, and local civic and business groups are taking steps to make sure their voices are heard before any transaction happens.
The future of the 2.23-acre Uphams Corner property - which was closed last summer to create the Pope John Paul II academy at five other campuses - will be the subject of three community meetings this spring. The first is set for tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Cape Verdean Adult Day Care Center on Hancock Street. Although the upcoming meetings are not sanctioned by the Archdiocese, one of the chief organizers said that church officials have been receptive. Read more
After a School Committee review of a controversial proposal to create a five-zone busing plan for Boston Public Schools rather than the current three-zone one, the only certainty is the need for further changes.
Preliminary analysis based on each school's No Child Left Behind status showed a higher percentage of schools in need of academic improvement in zones that would have included Dorchester and Roxbury, thus limiting strong schools to choose from. Read more
Mar. 5, 2009
Project D.E.E.P. (the Dorchester Educational Enrichment Program) recently asked its students to analyze the 2008 presidential election and then propose a list of priorities for the new president. In short, the children were asked to answer two divergent questions: Why did Barack Obama win the election? And what should he do first while in office?
The responses, in essay form, were surprisingly sharp, revealing that many of our children might be more aware of politics than you might think. The three essays which were judged to be the finest appear here. Read more