Dorchester native Amanda Seider has been appointed chair of the KIPP Massachusetts board of directors. Seider replaces Michael Kendall, who served as chair since 2011 and will remain on the board of the organization, which educates 2150 students in... Read more
Two weeks after BPS officials proposed the closure of John W. McCormack Middle School on Columbia Point, members of the school’s community are urging the School Committee to consider other options. Jessica Tang, president of the Boston Teachers Union,... Read more
For more than two hours Wednesday, students, teachers and counselors at the McCormack Middle School on Columbia Point told the School Committee why they want to stay where they are and not be moved to space in Excel High School in South Boston as the... Read more
McCormack School in Columbia Point would close under proposal
On Wednesday night, the Boston School Committee will discuss the controversial second phase of BuildBPS, a proposal that includes plans to close Dorchester’s John W.... Read more
The state has appointed a new receiver for the Paul A. Dever Elementary School: former Boston Public Schools commissioner and Boston Latin School headmaster Michael Contompasis.
Long-struggling, the Dever is a... Read more
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang will resign, leaving the post he has held for the past three years.
In an statement Friday afternoon, Chang said, “I am in active negotiations with the Boston School Committee for a mutual parting... Read more
By Rita Kiki Edozie and Barbara Lewis of UMass Boston
It is now well known to the nation that UMass-Boston’s 2018 chancellor search ended unceremoniously with UMass System President, Martin Meehan attributing the failed... Read more
Saying some on their Dorchester campus feel ignored, University of Massachusetts Boston students, faculty and staff on Wednesday made a series of asks to UMass trustees.
"We feel as though we've been shouting into a void," UMass Boston student... Read more
Chancellor finalists withdraw in wake of faculty attack on process; search on hold; trustee rues “calumny” on the candidates
The search for a new leader for the UMass Boston campus in Dorchester came to an abrupt and... Read more