Story corrected to reflect fact BPS is changing the design of the cards, not the actual ID numbers, well, except for the CharlieCard part of the card.
BPS officials were forced to scramble over the weekend when they learned the company about to print up 21,000 student IDs lost a flash drive with basic student ID information.
The loss means BPS will come up with... Read more
State law requires 180 days of education for Massachusetts students, but most BPS high-school kids really only get 175. At my daughter's school, finals were last week, so the kids are spending this week watching movies in classes (she reports she saw parts of "Gattaca" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" yesterday).
Of course, this is nothing unique to this year - it's been... Read more
BPS reports Matthew Johnson, husband of Superintendent Carol Johnson, passed away late yesterday in Memphis:
Matthew Johnson, her husband of nearly 40 years, was also an educator. Together they have three children. Their family shares a powerful sense of civic responsibility, educational equity and a commitment toward creating better opportunities for all.
The Superintendent has asked Chief Financial Officer John McDonough to serve as Acting... Read more
The Globe reports a teacher at the Joyce Kilmer School is under investigation by police and school and state child-protection officials for "inappropriate contact with students" and that the school's principal has been removed from his position.
The Globe says Superintendent Carol Johnson announced the news - along with news that the principal at the Frederick Middle School in Dorchester has been put on... Read more
In a recent post, The Mayor's new budget -- which raises our real estate tax the maximum amount -- I asked the question: "Do residents get good value?"
Today's Globe Editorial criticizes the city's handling of fiscal issues, in particular, school renovations:
The Boston school department wants to increase enrollment at nine of the city’s highest-performing schools by relocating, renovating, or enlarging them,... Read more