Parenting

By - 12/2/16 - 3:21 pm

Six students at West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy were transported to a local hospital today after "exhibiting signs of illness," BPS says in a statement: Read more.

By - 11/26/16 - 10:27 am

WGBH reports Mayor Joe Curtatone says tackle football is too dangerous for kids; Pop Warner backers say it would be even worse if they started playing in high school with no training.

By - 11/21/16 - 6:59 pm

The Globe reports on a Nov. 3 incident on a BPS bus transporting students at the Boston Renaissance charter school in Hyde Park, in which a 6-year-old allegedly sexually assaulted another student repeatedly.

The school itself issued a statement: Read more:

By - 11/9/16 - 1:07 pm

This morning, Boston School Superintendent Tommy Chang tweeted:

Students, we ❤️ you. You are intelligent & beautiful. We are here for you today & always. Please share your feelings today.

UPDATE: BPS is offering counseling for "students who may be having a difficult time processing any fears or concerns they may have."

By - 10/17/16 - 11:40 pm

WBZ reports the carjacking happened tonight on Washington Street at West Walnut Park. The car was found about a block away, with the baby unharmed.

By - 10/16/16 - 11:21 pm
Mother, baby, father and trooper

New family and trooper doing fine. Photo by State Police.

State Police report a Framingham couple's baby couldn't wait - he was born in the tandem-trailer parking lot just past the Allston/Cambridge toll plaza at 7:35 p.m. Read more.

By - 10/14/16 - 9:07 am

WBUR reports why the city decided to move away from its K-8 model.

By - 10/10/16 - 11:50 am
Too many toys in Jamaica Plain playground

A concerned citizen files a complaint that well meaning JP parents have gotten out of hand with the tradition of leaving toys at the Brewer Street tot lot for other kids to play with:

Too many toys have been dumped at Brewers Playground. It was cute at first but now it's dangerous. Can't even walk without tripping over discarded and broken toys.

By - 10/6/16 - 3:22 pm

Yes, it's come to this: Boston Public Schools today sent messages to parents that clowns are not a menace in Boston: Read more.

By - 10/5/16 - 8:52 pm

The Boston School Committee voted unanimously tonight to urge a no vote on Question 2, which would expand the number of charter schools in Massachusetts.

Boston school officials first began pondering a no vote in July out of concern over the impact of the loss in state aid that could come if students move to new charter schools.

By - 10/5/16 - 1:48 pm

Three Massachusetts pediatricians and groups representing pediatricians across the state and the country say the FDA is dragging its feet complying with a 2009 federal law requiring cigarette makers put graphic images of the effects of smoking on their products - and are hoping a lawsuit might spur some action. Read more.

By - 10/5/16 - 11:36 am

Boston’s South Shore is home to two varieties of money mysteries. There’s a big, almost unsolvable whodunit. Then there are thousands of smaller cliffhangers easily solved if the gumshoes kept the legwork simple.

By - 10/5/16 - 11:12 am
Long slide in Fallon Field in Roslindale

The new playground at Fallon Field in Roslindale is fast taking shape, with the possibility it could be ready by month's end for kids to play in.

By - 9/26/16 - 3:52 pm

Administrators, teacher and students at Boston Latin School will have to undergo annual training on preventing racial discrimination, under an agreement announced today by the US Attorney's office to end the federal probe into possible civil-rights at the school. Read more.

By - 9/24/16 - 11:49 am
Building a new playground at the Sumner School in Roslindale

Parents and neighbors descended on the Sumner School in Roslindale today to help set up a temporary play set to replace the one burned in an arson fire this past May, until a more permanent playground can be built. Read more.

By - 9/1/16 - 4:31 pm

A Medford woman faces a charge of reckless endangerment of a child after Arlington Police say they found her "stumbling around a neighborhood, drunk and high, while she was watching a young boy." Read more.

By - 8/23/16 - 9:47 am

WBUR interviews Michael Contompasis on his return to the school he once led; he says he's trying to figure out a social-media policy for "acceptable behavior" online. Also, BLS has hired a full-time staffer just to communicate with parents; whom he promises will be notified as soon as some sort of incident happens at the school.

Contompasis is serving as interim headmaster until Superintendent Tommy Chang hires a permanent replacement for Lynne Mooney Teta, who resigned in June after several months of turmoil

By - 8/19/16 - 9:50 am

A Boston couple has sued Costco and the maker of Kirkland detergent pods for a 2013 incident with a detergent pod that they say left their young daughter with injuries for which she still needs treatment. Read more.

By - 8/4/16 - 1:56 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that Elizabeth Seton Academy is closed, effective immediately.