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Boston today announced the arrival of the first of 20 electricity-powered buses at the BPS bus yard in Readville, which will serve as a pilot with the goal of replacing all of the city's current 620 diesel and propane buses by 2030 - and which will start carrying students after February vacation. Read more.
Boston Public Schools will be closed tomorrow due to the cold. Superintendent Mary Skipper says: Read more.
The Boston City Council could decide Feb. 15 whether to seek approval from the state legislature for a plan that would shift the Boston School Committee from a board appointed by the mayor to one elected by residents - plus a student member who would be able to vote on school business. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports.
The Bay State Banner reports.
BPS wants students, teachers and staff to wear masks for the first eight days of school, but won't punish anybody who refuses
NBC Boston reports officials could make an announcement by the end of the week as a possible answer to recent Covid-19 numbers in the city - for both Boston public schools and public indoor spaces.
Starting Jan. 1, teenagers who take driver's ed in Massachusetts will have to sit through a 25-minute AAA video about the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana. Read more.
Revere school officials ordered a "hold in place" at Revere High School this morning to let State Police and local drug-sniffing dogs go through the school. Read more.
Parents of two more Mission Hill School students sue over the way they say their kids were bullied and beaten
Parents of two former students at the Mission Hill School, which the School Committee ordered shut as unfixable earlier this year, are suing Boston, the school's onetime principal and two teachers for the unconscionable treatment they say their kids received from not just students but the principal and her staff. Read more.
Citizen complaint of the day: Pushy toddler parents need to dial it back at Jamaica Plain playground
A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about parents of toddlers forcing kids over 8 to leave the playground at the Lawndale Garden Terrace Park off the Southwest Corridor Park so their rugrats can play there: Read more.
Scammers calling BPS parents to demand ransom for their kidnapped kids, who are actually safe at school
School Superintendent Mary Skipper told Lyndon K-8 Pilot School parents yesterday that she's appointed school Co-Leader Catherine Carney, who only started this summer, to take over as full School Leader after the other school co-leader, Andre Ward, suddenly went on leave. Read more.
Like Sox fans, kids who used to play at the Millennium Park playground will have to wait'll next year
Replacing the playground at Millennium Park in West Roxbury was always going to take longer than similar jobs elsewhere because it sits atop a former landfill, which meant the new walkways and concrete pads for equipment would have to have time to settle first, but even with that, plans called for kids to be playing this summer. Read more.
The Ohrenberger School on West Boundary Road went into "safe mode" this afternoon after somebody began firing a gun nearby. Read more.
BPS alerted parents this morning that "an adult member of our BPS community has been diagnosed with monkeypox." Read more.
Judge tosses lawsuit by parents who say their children with learning issues were unfairly targeted by Covid-19 school shutdowns
A federal judge in Boston today dismissed a lawsuit by parents of several special-needs students in greater Boston alleging their children were unfairly singled out by the rapid shift from in-person to online learning as Covid-19 tore through the state in 2020 and 2021. Read more.
A four-year-old who fell from a fourth-floor window at 12 American Legion Highway, near Blue Hill Avenue last Wednesday died today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Young child critically injured in fall from apartment window on American Legion Highway in Dorchester
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