Boston School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius told parents Friday evening that students "with complex needs that cannot be fully addressed through remote learning" could be returning to several BPS schools as early as next week. Read more.
WBUR reports BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius is proposing a one-year change for Boston's three exam schools: 20% of next year's seats would go to students with the city's top grades, while the rest would be awarded based on students' ranks in each city Zip code - with students in lower-income Zip codes getting first crack.
Mayor Walsh and School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said today they are continuing to look at a "hybrid" school re-opening, in which students would split days between in-school and at-home learning, but that parents will have the chance to opt out completely and stick with remote learning over Covid-19 concerns. Read more.
WBZ reports that to better get to know Bostonians, Brenda Cassellius, who moved here from Minnesota to became school superintendent on July 1, plans to live in as many neighborhoods as possible during her time here:
I started off in Roxbury. I don’t know where I’ll go next, but I want to go there, live in that community, go to church with people, synagogue, mosque, and go to the parks, and walk my dog.
CommonWealth reports Brenda Cassellius, named earlier this week as Boston's next school superintendent, opposes a current state rule that makes passing 10th-grade MCAS tests a requirement for graduation. She says Minnesota had a similar requirement, but as education commissioner, she found it made more sense to pay for prep classes for one of the tests many colleges use in considering applicants.
The Boston School Committee tonight picked Brenda Cassellius, former commissioner of education for the state of Minnesota as the city's new school superintendent, in a 5-2 vote. Now the committee and Cassellius will try to work out a contract that will bring her to Boston permanently.