Students at the Trotter School on Humboldt Avenue assembled into a big peace sign today for Peace Day. They're working with Children's Services of Roxbury, which is getting ready for an attempt to break the Guinnes world record for the largest peace sign made entirely of people on Boston Common at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
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School Superintendent Tommy Chang today notified students, staff and parents at Greater Egleston High School that "Headmaster Julie Coles is on leave due to an ongoing internal investigation." Read more.
The Dig posts interviews with 25 of the people running for district and at-large council seats on school issues.
The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports BPS told Charlestown parents of kids at Boston Latin School and Boston Latin Academy they'd have to take the T to get to school this year, but relented after parents protested and it became an issue in this year's city-council race.
BPS and the BTU today announced a new contract that will give teachers a 2% raise for the fiscal year that ended June 30 and 3% this year.
According to BPS: Read more.
NBC Boston reports BPS is looking at a plan developed by MIT professors and students as part of a "transportation challenge" run by the school system.
They put out the Boston Latin Academy and Boston Latin School graduation balloons (they had a lot more BLS balloons up).
The Globe reports BPS plans to replace the old postal warehouse in the Fenway now used for the city arts high school with a new building designed as an arts building from the beginning.
The BPS Exam School Initiative, which aims to boost minority enrollment in the city's exam schools through free exam prep classes, held an open house at Boston Latin School this morning. School Superintendent Tommy Chang tweeted the following at Kenny Jervis, a longtime BPS parent advocate (and as you can see, cc'ed the mayor): Read more.
Troy Henninger yesterday announced his resignation as Boston Latin Academy headmaster at the end of this term next month, two years after he took the job.
His resignation comes a year after the headmasters at Boston's other two exam schools resigned. Read more.
In a victory for an anti-affirmative action group suing Harvard, a federal judge this morning ordered Boston Latin School to produce all data and "all internal communications" related to any concerns at BLS about the racial composition of Harvard's admission policies - and to have one of its officials made available to discuss the issue under oath. Read more.
The Herald reports how one creative BPS department got to pay a $1,000-a-day consultant even though BPS policy forbids paying more than $40 an hour without the superintendent's approval, which it didn't have.
Officers investigating lights on at the Washington Irving School on Cummins Highway around 11 p.m. saw four males in their mid-teens run out. They nabbed three of them on Cummins Highway and on Hawthorne Street - one with the help of a search dog - and recovered a projector.
Tanya Freeman-Wisdom, who has been serving as interim headmaster at the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, was today announced as the school's permanent headmaster.
The O'Bryant lost its most recent headmaster in June. Unlike at Boston Latin School, whose headmaster resigned after a year of racial tension, there was little controversy - Nicole Gittens left to become a deputy school superintendent in Brookline. Read more.
School Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today he's chosen Rachel Skerritt as Boston Latin School headmaster.
Skerritt, a Dorchester native and BLS graduate, is currently deputy chief of leadership development for the District of Columbia Public Schools. Read more.
Mayor Walsh says he'd rather err on the side of caution. All other city departments will be open.
The city snow emergency ends at 7 a.m. tomorrow, which means you have 48 hours from that point to hold onto any spaces you shoveled out.
In the spirit of Tom Menino, he said the city's main focus today is "clearing the major artillleries."
Mayor Walsh announced this afternoon that with a possible blizzard about to unleash on our heads, an official city snow emergency goes into effect at 7 a.m., which means you can't park on designated snow-emergency routes. Read more.
City councilors yesterday urged the School Committee to declare a formal "sanctuary school" policy that would prohibit ICE agents from entering BPS schools and facilities without "explicit permission" from both the school superintendent and the Suffolk County district attorney. Read more.
BPS: We Dream Together is available in English, Arabic, Cape Verdean and Haitian Creole, Chinese, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
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