Long before the first day of school — Sept. 4 for Boston Public School students — parents search for the right school for their child. Some opt for suburban schools, some enroll by lottery, some take exam screenings or other attend a designated neighborhood school. Many factors play into a decision: passing or failing a screening exam, lottery selection, location and money — just to name a few. “Based on my observation, children of affluent families tend to go to exam schools and suburban schools, and children of working-class families go to one of the Boston neighborhood schools,” said Richard … Continue reading
The Josiah Quincy Upper School and the Boston Arts Academy desperately need larger facilities and a $260 million school at Parcel 25 would meet those needs. Combining the two schools at one location would save cost and could be ready by 2017, said school officials at an Oct. 8 meeting. Continue reading
Bus service disruptions, delays likely today for Boston Public Schools, Boston charter, private and parochial students Continue reading
2013 figures show BPS students exceed statewide gains in English Language Arts; 3rd grade math up 8 points this year; 10th grade scores jump 21 points over six years Continue reading
A major update to the Boston Public Schools Code of Conduct emphasizes the importance of giving all students the opportunity to make academic progress by strengthening a tiered system of progressive discipline and student supports. The Code has been updated after an 18-month collaborative effort by the Code of Conduct Advisory Council, the Boston Parents Organizing Network and the Boston Student Advisory Council.
Students and parents played a key role in the revisions. Continue reading
Interim Superintendent John McDonough announced today that the Mario Umana Academy in East Boston is receiving a $25,000 planning grant to launch a two-way bilingual program next year. Continue reading