Boston Public Schools
In fact, there's a petition against them.
BPS has posted the list of when schools with start and end starting next fall.
WBUR reports the Boston School Committee voted last night to change start and end times for Boston schools, with the goal of getting high-schools to school later, elementary students out of school earlier and to tie the whole thing into the school-bus schedules a team at MIT has been drawing up. Members of that team were supposed to work overnight to get the new schedules ready for public release today.
Mayor Walsh said today Boston is hiring Ernst & Young, which is already doing auditing work for the city, to review several years of student-activity-fund spending at the roughly 100 BPS schools that were not randomly audited earlier by the IRS. Read more.
More than just the school department was doing stupid stuff, the Globe reports.
The Globe reports on payments for extra work not reported to the IRS.
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.
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.
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