Mayor Walsh announced a series of meetings on his proposal to give parents a single system for applying for seats in both BPS and charter schools. Read more.
City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) today called for a return of recess at schools that have dropped it due to the pressures of standardized testing.
Jackson said the decline in recess time has coincided with rising childhood obesity and poor behavior. Read more.
The School Committee could vote to require students to meet certain standards to get into the city's only vocational high school.
At a meeting tonight, the school's executive director, Kevin McCaskill, submitted a proposal that students be required to submit a recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher and be ranked on their middle-school academic and disciplinary records. Read more.
Moving more seventh graders from school buses to the T has general worked very well, but Assistant Superintendent Kim Rice told the School Committee that she's heard from a number of girls that they're not feeling all that safe on the T, in particular because of issues such as catcalling.
Rice said she and other officials plan to spend time figuring out what to do about that.
BPS yesterday rolled out 86 new school buses that run on propane instead of diesel fuel.
Kim Rice, assistant superintendent of operations, told the School Committee tonight that BPS concentrated on replacing older and smaller buses that serve students in wheelchairs. Read more.
MadTy watched a boy learn some fishing skills at Marina Bay in Quincy today.
Daniel Guzman spotted this sign at Courtney and Russett near Hynes Field in West Roxbury yesterday.
Mayor Walsh said today he is asking the City Council to pass an ordinance to ban replica handguns in public.
In a statement, Walsh said: Read more.
Manu reports it accidentally got left behind in a Metro Cab van on a ride back from the airport on Aug. 24. As you can imagine, his daughter would love to get it back.
New Superintendent Tommy Chang blames a software glitch for the issue, the Herald reports.
City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) wants BPS to look at providing vouchers to low-income parents so they can get to parent-teacher conferences and open houses they might otherwise miss due to transportation costs. Read more.
City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) thinks local schools need to educate students on what to do if they find syringes, needles and similar implements in public spaces.
Mayor Walsh today vowed to ban the sale of chewing tobacco - and other tobacco products at professional and amateur sports venues in Boston.
Christine McCarthy shows the scene on Hazelwood Street, where a 5-year-old was hit.
State Rep. Jay Livingstone reports DCR has turned on its new Alfond Spraydeck on the Esplanade.
WCVB reports on the incident at Iacono Playground.