Boston Public Schools

By - 2/5/16 - 10:22 am

Tory Bullock sums up the feelings of many BPS students - and staffers: Read more.

By - 2/4/16 - 6:47 pm

Was the sound of 57,000 BPS students shouting their approval on learning school has been canceled for tomorrow.

By - 2/3/16 - 11:54 pm

Boston school officials today formally introduced a proposed budget that would cut central services such as nurses and force high schools to do things like drop AP courses and librarians, but leave elementary schools largely unscathed. And they urged students and parents to lobby the state legislature to help increase state aid. Read more.

By - 2/3/16 - 6:31 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang made the announcement today, said BPS is working out arrangements to refund families who have already paid for trips. Among the trips canceled: Two to Nicaragua.

By - 1/28/16 - 8:46 am

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say got into English High around noon with an unloaded gun. Read more.

By - 1/25/16 - 1:31 pm

The Herald reports Mayor Walsh is vowing an in-depth probe at race relations in the Boston Public Schools system following last week's Black at BLS campaign by black students at Boston Latin School.

By - 1/23/16 - 11:53 am

Yesterday, Jim Montague, head of the guidance department at Boston Latin School, sent the following to parents about the press coverage of the Black at BLS protest and Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta. It's posted here with his permission. Read more.

By - 1/21/16 - 11:58 pm

Boston Police report:

At approximately 8:55 this morning, the Boston Police Department was notified of a threatening email that was sent to the superintendent of school’s office at 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury. Upon receiving the email, school officials immediately notified the Boston Police Department. The BPD along with our local and Federal law enforcement partners promptly initiated an investigation and quickly determined that the threat contained in the email was not credible.

Police say they and school officials took unspecified "appropriate" actions just in case.

By - 1/21/16 - 7:28 pm

In response to the Black at BLS protest, Boston Latin School Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta sent out the following e-mail this afternoon: Read more.

By - 1/21/16 - 1:09 pm

Boston Public Schools today announced that 70.7% of the 2015 class graduated. It's the system's highest number - and reflects a shrinking gap between the graduation rates of whites and blacks and Hispanics. Read more.

By - 1/20/16 - 2:40 pm

Connolly, who ran against Marty Walsh in 2013, writes that he agrees with a point Walsh made last night in his speech about getting both BPS and charter schools working together: Read more.

By - 1/20/16 - 7:57 am

Black students at Boston Latin School have started a campaign against the racism they say persists at the nation's oldest public schools.

In a YouTube video, organizers Kylie Webster Cazeau and Meggie Noel pointed to examples that range from the annoying to the infuriating - and urge other students to post examples under the hashtag #blackatbls:

Read more.

By - 1/17/16 - 9:55 am

With Boston booming, there's no real reason Boston schools are being ordered to make cuts that could mean teacher and program cuts, is there? There is if you look at it as one of the first steps in Mayor Walsh's long-term plan to completely reorganizes BPS and build a system with fewer, but bigger schools, Mike Freedberg writes:

Complete reorganization of Boston’s schools system is certainly Walsh’s goals, as it is the goal of the city’s employers and of many of the city’s school-kid parents. This cannot possibly be accomplished all at once. You can only reform an entrenched vested interest by chipping away at it, a little at a time. Walsh’s $ 50 million FY 2017 schools short-sheet looks like the first chip in his long term plan.

By - 1/14/16 - 11:55 pm
Berents-Weeramuni discusses the BPS budget

Berents-Weeramuni discusses the BPS budget.

They don't have $18 million in New York money, but some 300 pro-BPS residents and teachers said tonight they will run a robust campaign to protect Boston public schools by fighting proposals that would lift the cap on charter schools, meld charter and BPS enrollment systems and cut $50 million from the budget of the nation's oldest public-school system. Read more.

By - 1/4/16 - 4:03 pm
 Alexandra Oliver-Davila

Alexandra Oliver-Davila, executive director of Sociedad Latina, will be sworn in as a member of the Boston School Committee today.

In a statement, Mayor Walsh said: Read more.

By - 12/18/15 - 8:06 am

An outside audit of Boston public schools finds that even with school closings in recent years, there are way too many empty classrooms in BPS schools.

According to the audit, highlights of which BPS released this morning, BPS enrollment this year is 54,000 in a system with 90,000 seats. Read more.

By - 12/9/15 - 3:58 pm

BPS officials reported today that state education officials have dropped Madison Park High School to the second-worst "accountability" results for 2015, which means the state considers it "underperforming."

But BPS officials says there's a glimmer of hope in the new Level 4 designation for the city's only vocational school: Read more.

By - 11/30/15 - 7:44 am

The Globe takes a look at rising test scores and a new sense of optimism at the long beleaguered school.

By - 11/26/15 - 1:50 pm

The East Boston Times reports Councilor Sal LaMattina says East Boston is in desperate need of a second middle school.

By - 11/25/15 - 9:01 am

The Herald reports a kindergartner gathering leaves outside the Ellis School in Roxbury got jabbed twice in the palm by a needle somebody had left there.

In July, a girl was jabbed by a needle at a Hyde Park playground.