Boston public schools

Report rips Boston record with ‘off-track’ high school students

Report rips Boston record with ‘off-track’ high school students

1 in 5 students not on course to graduate

A DECADE AFTER a report found that one of every five students in Boston Public Schools had fallen “off track” to graduate from high school, a new study finds that the figure has barely budged, with the district showing little progress in getting those students through high school. The report documents an uncomfortable truth about(...)

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Where is the road map for Boston Public Schools facilities?

Where is the road map for Boston Public Schools facilities?

Decision-making on buildings is opaque and uncoordinated

SPRING IS HERE and thousands of Boston’s families have recently learned where their children will be going to school next year. Many will be entering new schools for the first time, as they attend kindergarten, middle school, and high school welcome sessions. What will they find? Most will experience warm welcomes by teachers, hallways lined(...)

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Little-tapped Boston contract provision tied to big school improvement

Little-tapped Boston contract provision tied to big school improvement

District-union partnership is a promising model for student achievement gains

JUST FIVE YEARS AGO, Mildred Avenue K-8 School in Mattapan was one of the worst performing schools in the Boston Public School system and ranked in the lowest percentile of public schools statewide. When the school was in peril of being placed under state control, district and school leaders and the teachers union — often(...)

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Boston student walkout about cuts — and more

For the second time this year, Boston Public Schools students walked out of classes to protest budget cuts they say imperil their ability to get a quality education. Tuesday’s walkout was much smaller than a demonstration in March, when several thousand students arrived in front of the State House and then marched to City Hall.(...)

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