• BOSTON May 2, 2019

    Boston Public Schools Names New Superintendent

    The Boston Public School District has selected its new superintendent. In a 5-2 vote, the district says the Boston School Committee chose Dr. Brenda Cassellius to be its new leader. Cassellius is a former education commissioner in Minnesota. She enacted comprehensive reform to the education system there and “oversaw historically high grad rates with a focus on equity,” Boston Public...

  • The Boston Globe Mar 6, 2019

    Boston Public Schools Consider Shift in Top Schools Entrance Exam

    The interim superintendent of Boston Public Schools is considering a “new shift” regarding the entrance exam required by the district’s top three schools. Laura Perille is looking at replacing the test needed to get into Boston Latin School and two other prestigious institutions in the district, according to the Boston Globe. The possibility came up during Tuesday’s city council hearing...

  • Massachusetts Jan 10, 2019

    German Shepherd Found Dead Under Tarp at Park

    It was at the Ruth Rhind Recreation park in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, that someone made a disturbing discovery: a dead German shepherd found all alone and under a tarp. Investigators have distributed a photo of the dog in hopes someone may recognize who she belonged to.

  • BOSTON Dec 20, 2018

    Boston School Committee Votes to Close Two West Roxbury Schools

    The Boston School Committee voted in favor of closing the West Roxbury Education Complex at the end of the current school year. The complex houses West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy, Wednesday night’s vote was 5 in favor and 1 abstention, which was cast by Committee member Regina Robinson. The school system says this move is part of the...

  • MAYOR Nov 19, 2018

    Students Walk Out to Protest Gun Violence in Boston

    Over 200 students and community members filled the hall near Mayor Marty Walsh’s office, sitting and holding signs. Their protest lasted 43 minutes, each minute commemorating the life of a city gun homicide victim. According to Monica Cannon-Grant, who organized the protest, there were 180 people shot in Boston over the past year, including 43 who were killed by gunfire.

  • BOSTON Sep 5, 2018

    Boston's Interim Superintendent Has Never Been a Teacher

    As students head to their first day of school in Boston Thursday, it is also a first for interim Superintendent Laura Perille. “I have been through many first days of school, but it is very different,” said Perille, who was appointed July 2. A former parent in Boston Public Schools, Perille has taken over for former Superintendent Tommy Chang, who...

  • BOSTON Sep 5, 2018

    Introducing Boston's Interim Superintendent

    As the school year begins in Boston, a woman who has never been a teacher is preparing to lead the district.

  • BOSTON Jul 17, 2018

    Report: Black, Latino Students Being Kept From High-Performing Boston Schools

    A new report shows that many black and Latino students are being prevented from attending some of the top public schools in Boston.

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