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Lovely Hoffman, a teacher at Dorchester's Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy, has created a new song and companion video entitled "My Black Is Beautiful" that features a dozen of her students. “We need to sing songs and incorporate our children," said... Read more
Three performers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brought inspiration to the Henderson Upper School in Dorchester last Friday, introducing fifth grade children to a world of modern dance artistry rooted in the African-American experience. Just... Read more
Bayside Expo site nearly cleared on Columbia Point: The Boston Teachers Union building on Mt. Vernon St. (shown at left) stands next to what was once the Bayside Expo Center. As we reported last week, the Walsh administration intends to follow through... Read more
In the fall of 2001, BC High introduced the McElroy Scholars Program in an effort to provide at-risk students with models of success and the extra tools needed to excel academically, which, it was hoped, would in turn instill confidence and present... Read more
University of Massachusetts-Boston faculty members and union representatives on Wednesday urged a UMass Board of Trustees committee to help the Boston campus manage a budget deficit they said is threatening the campus's urban mission. Facing a roughly $26... Read more
Community members and public education advocates on Tuesday urged state officials to halt a city plan to close the Mattahunt Elementary School. Earlier this month, Boston officials announced plans to close the school, which has been labeled since 2012 as... Read more
With a renewed focus on expanding and developing historically underserved areas of Boston while also identifying zones for increased commercial growth, the mayor’s administration last week rolled out a draft report for its Imagine Boston 2030 plan. The... Read more
UMass Boston’s Terry Condon has announced that 2016 will be her final season as a head coach of the university’s women’s volleyball team. During her coaching career, Condon mentored countless athletes while helping to grow women’s athletics throughout the... Read more
The Boston School Committee voted last Wednesday to accept Superintendent Tommy Chang’s proposal to shut down the struggling Mattahunt Elementary School next June 30 and reopen it as an Early Education Center the next day. The day after Mattahunt... Read more
Frustrated parents and Mattapan community members, about two dozen in all, used a meeting Tuesday night to propose three alternatives to BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang, who was present, about his plan to shut down the struggling Mattahunt Elementary... Read more

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