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By adamg - 2/5/20 - 8:54 pm

The company that writes the ISEE exam that BPS has long used to help figure out who to invite to attend exam schools and BPS administrators are exchanging exclamations of "You can't quit me! I quit you first!" today. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/18 - 7:15 pm

City Councilors Andrea Campbell (Dorchester) and Kim Janey (Roxbury) want to look at ways to increase black and Latino enrollment at the city's three exam schools - including possibly replacing scores from the ISEE exam now used to help determine entrance with results from MCAS tests. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/17 - 9:16 am

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.

By adamg - 6/11/17 - 4:59 pm
Boston Latin balloons in West Roxbury

They put out the Boston Latin Academy and Boston Latin School graduation balloons (they had a lot more BLS balloons up).

By adamg - 5/9/17 - 8:51 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/29/14 - 10:58 am

Parent Imperfect notes that that recent report on unequal treatment of black and Latino boys in BPS proposes limiting admission to the three exam schools to kids who were in BPS in grades 5 and 6 - which would mean no more students from private or parochial schools or among kids whose parents moved to Boston in the year before the ISEE exams.

The goal would be to make the student composition of the exam schools more closely reflect the composition of the BPS, as a whole. I’ve seen proposals like this before (even made some), but at least in my memory, I’ve not seen a proposal like either of these in a document endorsed by the BPS.

By adamg - 8/21/14 - 11:39 pm

The Globe reports on what might not be the culmination of a BPS investigation into possibly unfair treatment of teachers at the exam school on Townsend Street.

By adamg - 11/6/13 - 7:11 pm

Friends of Mark Delamere are organizing a Hypnotist Night fundraiser Saturday night to help his family with the costs of recuperating from the spinal-cord injuries he suffered in a September crash on the Arborway that put one driver into a coma, sent four other people to the hospital and led to criminal charges against the driver of the SUV Delamere was in.

By adamg - 6/6/13 - 2:24 pm

Update: The Globe reports the letters have rambling references to al-Queda, Nazis and "poisonous organs in animals."

Among the schools receiving letters: Beethoven, Ohrenberger, Kilmer and Lyndon in West Roxbury, Irving and Bates in Roslindale, BTU Pilot School in Jamaica Plain, Charlestown High School, Dorchester Academy and the Harbor School.

By adamg - 3/17/13 - 9:52 am

Parent Imperfect describes the choice his daughter faces now that she's gotten into both BLS and BLA:

Connie's Mom, to her unending credit, will challenge Connie to remember that both schools have the same curriculum and to think about who she'll be going to school with and to imagine how she will feel in the two schools. She'll do all that challenging, and then she'll listen to what Connie wants and we'll make a decision ... hopefully the right one. Help!

By EM Painter - 2/24/13 - 11:13 pm

First playoff game: Martha's Vineyard (10-7-3) vs. B.L.A. (10-6-4)
Monday 3 p.m. Murphy Rink

By adamg - 2/3/13 - 12:20 pm

The Globe does a long bio of Annie Dookhan, reveals that she went to Boston Latin Academy even though she lived in Stoughton.

By adamg - 11/21/11 - 5:58 pm

Channel 4 reports the seventh grader, who fell ill Friday and was hospitalized the same day with meningitis, died today.

Mayor Tom Menino and School Superintendent Carol Johnson issued statements:

By adamg - 11/21/11 - 12:08 pm

UPDATE: Channel 4 reports the girl has died.

Dr. Anita Barry on the meningitis case at BLA.

A 12-year-old Boston Latin Academy student is "very, very, seriously, critically ill" with bacterial meningitis, but poses no risk to most other students, a city public-health official says.

A school nurse recognized symptoms of the potentially fatal disease when the seventh grader came into her office Friday not feeling well and had her rushed to a local hospital, Dr. Anita Barry, director of infection control at the Boston Public Health Commission said this morning.

By adamg - 11/21/11 - 12:39 am

Channel 5 reports, says officials have not said which form of meningitis the seventh-grader has, but that in any case, the risk to other students is low. The school has posted a fact sheet on bacterial meningitis on its Web site.

By adamg - 10/24/11 - 6:26 am

But plans to move Fenway High School somewhere, the Globe reports.

By adamg - 10/11/11 - 3:48 pm

Students, joined by some parents and staffers, staged a brief sit-in on the steps of Boston Latin Academy, which the school department wants to move into the shuttered Hyde Park High School, which would mean the city wouldn't have completely wasted $42 million in renovations made in Hyde Park a couple years back. The BPS plan would then have the Boston Arts Academy, currently in the Fenway, move into the BLA building.

Although Superintendent Carol Johnson has the final say, she has said she wants to wait until after the School Committee discusses the plan. A committee discussion planned for tomorrow night has been postponed until Oct. 24.

Defend BLA

By adamg - 10/10/11 - 9:18 pm

Students at Boston Latin Academy and supporters hold a sit-in at the Townsend Street school at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to protest a BPS proposal to move the school to the shuttered Hyde Park High School.

By adamg - 7/19/11 - 10:59 am

The Globe reports a Boston Public Schools plan would relocate the exam school to what is now a defunct Hyde Park High School and use the BLA building to move the Boston Arts Academy out of its shared quarters with Fenway High School. Also, the Eliot School in the North End would be expanded.

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