Boston Police are investigating an incident it has classified as aggravated assault where a female student reportedly provoked a fight with another female student and then deployed a Taser stun gun during the affray at the Henderson Upper School on May 19... Read more
Lily Handy entered her freshman year at Boston Arts Academy (BAA), which has been in Fields Corner on Charles Street for the last several years, with the highest of expectations three years ago. The most recent in a long line of family members who had... Read more
Annissa Essaibi George, the former city councillor at-large who ran for mayor in 2021, is back in the classroom. Essaibi George, who spent 13 years teaching at East Boston High School before she joined the City Council, is substitute teaching around the... Read more
Michelle Wu Brenda Cassellius Jeri Robinson
In the ancient Greek fables of Aesop, we are cautioned: “Be careful what you wish for.” We are applying that advice today to the non-binding vote taken by Bostonians last November to reinstate an elected school committee to oversee the Boston Public... Read more
Brenda Cassellius and Michelle Wu
The search for a new Boston Public Schools superintendent – the fifth in the last 10 years – will get underway formally at next week’s School Committee meeting as Dr. Brenda Cassellius, who took the job in 2019, readies to step down by the end of the... Read more
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


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