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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

The boys soccer team from Dorchester’s Jeremiah E. Burke High School will play for a shot at the state championship today in a Division 3 semi-final match-up with Marblehead High School. The Burke boys— led by second year coaching duo Patrick Mudie and... Read more

City councillors pressed for answers on enforcing Boston Public Schools residency requirements at a Tuesday hearing, addressing the common refrain that students are being improperly sent to Boston schools from surrounding cities and towns.

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Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang is recommending that the underperforming Mattahunt Elementary school in Mattapan be transformed into an “early childhood center”— a plan that has been met with push-back from parents, despite BPS warnings... Read more

You can see them practicing out on Jim Rice Field in the South End on weekday afternoons - two schools, one football team: The Cathedral Panthers, a Division 4 co-op team comprised of players from both Cristo Rey Boston and Cathedral high schools,... Read more

High-profile ballot questions that would authorize additional charter schools and legalize the adult use of marijuana have similar levels of "strong support" among likely Massachusetts voters but are backed by "somewhat opposite groups," a new poll... Read more

Boston Latin School's interim head master on Tuesday attributed the school's downgrade this year to a "technicality," but state Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester said the 95 percent participation rate in student... Read more

The Boston Public Schools will adopt a comprehensive strategy to address and prevent racial harassment of its students that will include annual trainings, an annual school-wide survey of the racial climate, and the establishment of a diversity/non-... Read more

Enrollment at the five University of Massachusetts campuses shot up 27 percent over the past decade and surpassed the 74,000 mark for the first time this year, presenting university overseers with a welcome challenge: managing growth.

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In a feisty hour-long debate Tuesday over whether Massachusetts should expand access to charter schools, questions of funding and student-body makeup dominated a back-and-forth over a ballot question that Gov. Charlie Baker has put at the top of his... Read more

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