Parenting

By - 4/25/18 - 9:34 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that there is no constitutional guarantee of a seat in a charter school and that the state can continue to limit the total number of charter-school seats. Read more.

By - 4/16/18 - 9:48 am

Boston Parents Schoolyard News reports that parents at the Bates School on Beech Street have set up a GoFundMe page to try to raise enough money to keep Adam Prisby, who runs a program that helps to connect poor students with extra resources in the community - right down to ensuring homeless students get Christmas presents and eyeglasses. Read more.

By - 4/3/18 - 5:48 pm

Being a BPS parent is never easy, and this year is no exception, with placements for seats in K2 classes now not due until May 31 - well past similar private-school decisions and placements for pre-school students. A BPS spokesman points to state requirements for English-language proficiency, but some parents are not happy with the answer: Read more.

By - 3/21/18 - 6:29 pm

Kids go "Yay!" Kids refuse to listen to parents about how this means they'll have yet another day of school at the end of June.

By - 3/7/18 - 10:05 pm

Greg Wymer watched his young master test his new dual light saber in tonight's snow in Newton.

By - 2/22/18 - 6:23 pm

VIOLENCE IN MUSIC
This is part of the problem.

1 As Deadly as Can Be Song by Necro
https://youtu.be/Xej4Oc3Lpco

2 Dead Body Disposal Song by Necro
https://genius.com/Necro-dead-body-disposal-lyrics

3 Stray Bullet
Song by Organized Konfusion
https://g.co/kgs/7pTzcD

By - 2/14/18 - 8:21 pm

The Herald reports the teachers have voted to join the Boston Teachers Union.

By - 2/13/18 - 2:40 pm
Conservatory Lab Charter School rendering

Architect's rendering. With birds.

The Board of Appeals today approved a new $25-million building for the Conservatory Lab Charter School on Columbia Road at Quincy Street. Read more.

By - 2/10/18 - 1:19 pm

Liz Miranda, executive director of the Hawthorne Community Center in Roxbury, is raising funds to try to get up to 1,000 local kids to screenings of Black Panther during the February school vacation week.

Our withdrawal plan is to buy out at least 3 theaters and purchase as many tickets and food vouchers on three different days and work with community agencies, the City of Boston and schools to identify students/ young people to attend the screenings.

By - 2/8/18 - 7:02 pm

WCVB reports on the death of the baby this afternoon on Deering Road, near Harvard Street.

By - 1/24/18 - 1:17 pm

The City Council today approved a request by at-large Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George for a hearing to look at whether voters should once again be giving a direct say on who serves on the School Committee. Read more.

By - 1/4/18 - 4:20 pm

Mayor Walsh made the announcement this afternoon. Also:

Sidewalks should be shoveled by 3 hours after dawn tomorrow, at about 10:15 a.m.

By - 12/22/17 - 12:42 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today he's scrubbing plans to start more elementary kids earlier and high-school kids later for the coming school year. Read more.

By - 12/17/17 - 3:26 pm
Marty Walsh in front of protest signs

Walsh tries to get kids ready for Santa as parents protest behind him.

West Roxbury's usually festive Christmas-tree lighting at Washington and Grove streets turned a little more serious today as parents protested Boston Public Schools' plans for earlier start times at many elementary schools. Read more.

By - 12/15/17 - 8:00 pm

Faced with angry parents and city councilors, School Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today he and his staff are going to be doing some hard thinking over the next few weeks about what time elementary schools will start next year. Read more.

By - 12/15/17 - 12:15 pm

City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) vows she won't vote for a school budget that would go towards screwing families at elementary schools that would start so early: Read more.

By - 12/12/17 - 8:22 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang is hearing all those complaints from elementary-school parents facing start times as early as 7:15 a.m. next year - and is doing something about it. No, not changing the schedules, but: Read more.

By - 12/11/17 - 10:25 am

The School Committee meets Wednesday (6 p.m. at the Bolling Building in Dudley Square). Parents upset about new elementary-school starting times as early as 7:15 a.m. are planning a large display of displeasure. Read more.

By - 12/7/17 - 4:42 pm

BPS has posted the list of when schools with start and end starting next fall.