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Henderson walkout due to Covid concerns
The magic minute for high school students around the city and in Dorchester on Friday, Jan. 14, was at 10:30 a.m. That’s when Boston’s high schoolers staged a massive “walk-out” to draw attention to the lack of COVID-19 safety measures in their schools –... Read more
UPDATE: On Wednesday night, after this story was posted, the Boston School Committee announced that Athletics Director Avery Esdaile and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) that they would allow winter high school athletics to proceed starting next... Read more
Three weeks after Henderson Upper School principal Patricia Lampron was beaten unconscious on the sidewalk in front of the school — allegedly by a 9th grade student — parents, union leaders and city councillors sought to pressure BPS officials to do more... Read more
Parents from the Henderson Upper School have met twice with Dorchester Councillor Frank Baker over the past week in Port Norfolk to discuss ongoing concerns about the school safety, leading Baker to file an information request at the council meeting on... Read more
A group of Bostonians are petitioning to get an advisory referendum on the November 2 ballot that would ask voters if they support a return to an elected Boston School Committee. The body is currently composed of appointed members chosen by the mayor, a... Read more
Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Thursday tapped the executive director of the Massachusetts chapter of Latinos for Education and the head of a parent mentoring program to fill two vacant seats on the Boston School Committee. The vacancies came after a text-... Read more
The Boston School Committee voted last week to change the Exam School Admissions Policy for the next year. A test will not be administered due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus; instead, 20 percent of the students will be admitted based on... Read more
Racial, economic disparities in spotlight Last week’s decision by Gov. Charlie Baker to keep all public and private schools closed through the end of the academic year drew support from city officials and leaders in the education field, with most viewing... Read more
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco was unanimously appointed as the new chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston on Monday by the university system's board of trustees. A search committee last month identified Suarez-Orozco, a dean at the University of... Read more
A search committee named Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, a dean at the University of California Los Angeles, as its lone finalist Tuesday for the University of Massachusetts Boston chancellorship after months of searching and interviews with 11 potential... Read more

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