The Bay State Banner reports the BPS's Opportunity and Achievement Gap Task Force unanimously urged a one-year halt on exams because of Covid-19 - just as some colleges are doing with SATs, two days before BPS announced it would be using a test from a non-profit testing concern.
BPS last week announced it will use an exam developed by NWEA, an Oregon-based testing non-profit, for the city's three exam schools: Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy and the O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. Read more.
Brookline school officials announced today they have sent notices of potential layoffs to teachers and staffers in an attempt to patch a $6.3-million hole in its budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 - but that it is still looking at ways to bring the workers back in time for the start of school this fall. Read more.
Mom and baby about to come out into the world. Photo by Live Boston.
Live Boston reports that by the time EMTs and state troopers got to the outbound side of Storrow Drive just before the Mass. Ave. Bridge around 11 p.m. yesterday, the state had a new resident: Read more.
MySouthborough.com reports on an incident serious enough for Southborough schools to notify police and parents, involving a teacher who mistakenly let somebody IDing as just "iPhone" into a class about to start, only to have the person display "an inappropriate profile image" to the three students who had already logged in.
Unlike most playgrounds, there's no fence or gate to lock at the playground on Dale Street in Roslindale, at the edge of Sherrin Woods. But there is this sign. And on a nice spring afternoon yesterday, there were no kids.
It was Anthony's birthday today, but, of course, he couldn't have a party with his friends. So trucker friends of his father, Mike, who owns a Watertown towing company, got together behind the wheels of their rigs and gave him a parade. Read more.
The middle of a pandemic, when students and teachers are still getting used to doing things online, is no time to talk about what could be a fundamental restructuring of BPS, several city councilors say. The Dorchester Reporter has more.