Schools

City officials allege second abuse claim against Harbor School assistant

By 
Pat Tarantino
Dec. 14, 2011

Boston Public School superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson urged parents and students to come forward with questions and concerns during a press conference held at City Hall Wednesday night. Photo by Pat Tarantino

City officials announced late Wednesday that a second claim of abuse has been lodged against a Harbor Middle School teacher's assistant accused of lewd conduct with a student.

Meanwhile, the assistant, LaShawn Hill, was arrested Wednesday night on larceny and forgery charges in connection with computers stolen from the school. Police say the arrest was unrelated to the investigation into the lewd-conduct charge.  Read more

Teaching assistant at Harbor Pilot Middle School to face charges of inappropriate behavior with student

The Boston Police Department reports it will be charging an assistant at the Harbor Pilot Middle School with lewd and lascivious behavior for an incident involving "a disabled, non-verbal student."  Read more

Seventh grader at Boston Latin Academy dies of meningitis

A 12-year-old student at Boston Latin Academy died Monday after falling ill just three days earlier with meningitis.  Read more

Mattahunt Center re-opens with wide array of activities

By 
Alex Owens, Special to the Reporter
Oct. 19, 2011

Mattahunt Center: Cheerleaders from Mattapan Pop Warner helped celebrate the center's re-opening last week. Photo by Alex OwensMattahunt Center: Cheerleaders from Mattapan Pop Warner helped celebrate the center's re-opening last week. Photo by Alex OwensThe grand re-opening of the Mattahunt Community Center was celebrated last Thursday, capping off an unprecedented transition from city-run facility to a center privately managed by Wheelock College that could serve as a model for future community centers across Boston.

Guests were invited to explore some of the programming to be offered at the center, which closed abruptly due to city budget cuts in spring 2010. The various athletic organizations affiliated with the Mattahunt-Wheelock Partnership held clinics for younger visitors while parents had the chance to talk with several groups about the upcoming services to be provided at the Mattahunt.  Read more

Yancey: School Department gets plush new offices, while high-school students get 'substandard' buildings

Dorotea Manuela explains why she wants a high school in Mattapan.

City Councilor Charles Yancey has a new tactic in his long-running battle to get a high school built in Mattapan: Blasting the city's plan - which he voted for - to spend $115 million moving BPS headquarters from Court Street downtown to the old Ferdinand building in Dudley Square, when nearly 4,000 high-school students attend classes in "substandard" buildings originally built for elementary students or as warehouses.  Read more

Boston Collegiate Charter School is a statewide MCAS standout

Members of the Boston Collegiate Charter School’s eleventh grade talk cellular biology with teacher Meredith Leavitt. Members of the Boston Collegiate Charter School’s eleventh grade talk cellular biology with teacher Meredith Leavitt.  Read more

Bruins' sensation Tyler Seguin scores big with kids

By 
Pat Tarantino, Reporter Staff
Sep. 14, 2011

Tyler Seguin at Leahy-Holloran Community Center: The Bruins center handed out pucks and opening day tickets on Tuesday. Reporter photo by Pat TarantinoTyler Seguin at Leahy-Holloran Community Center: The Bruins center handed out pucks and opening day tickets on Tuesday. Reporter photo by Pat Tarantino
Kids at Dorchester’s Leahy-Holloran Community Center had a brush with greatness on Tuesday, when Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin made a surprise appearance. After being met with a round of applause and cheers, Seguin announced that each of the 20 youngsters and a parent would be attending the Bruins’ October 6 home opener.  Read more

School officials weigh proposed Boston Latin Academy move

By 
Pat Tarantino
Sep. 8, 2011

Boston Public Schools superintendent Carol Johnson said she is re-examining a proposal to move Dorchester’s Boston Latin Academy to Hyde Park.  Read more

Construction delay means a re-location to Milton for some Neponset PJPII students

By 
Reporter Staff
Aug. 31, 2011

Students who attend the Neponset campus of Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy will start their academic year a few days late— on Monday, Sept. 12— and many will spend the next four months in temporary classrooms in Milton due to delays in a construction project at the Neponset Ave. school. The school is adding a floor to the old St. Ann School building as part of an ongoing modernization project.  Read more

Boston Latin grad from Grove Hall earns Yale scholarship

By 
Ariel Bailey, Special to the Reporter
Jun. 23, 2011

Shawnna ThomasShawnna ThomasDorchester’s Shawnna Thomas, a Boston Latin Academy graduate, will be attending Yale University this September thanks to a Gates Millennium Scholarship.

Thomas, who graduated from Boston Latin on Sunday, has been granted a full scholarship to Yale, for her undergraduate through graduate studies. She currently lives with her grandmother near Grove Hall. Thomas has known since her childhood that she wanted to attend college, and it was, in part, thanks to her participation in the Steppingstone Foundation’s after-school programs that she was able to fulfill this ambition.  Read more