Parenting

By - 11/9/18 - 10:49 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man's conviction for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for kicking his young daughter in the chest hard enough to send her flying to the floor in a drugstore. Read more.

By - 10/20/18 - 11:03 am

An outraged citizen with two sons at the Joyce Kilmer School on Baker Street files a 311 complaint: Read more.

By - 10/18/18 - 1:10 am

Boston school officials said last night that the West Roxbury Education Complex building almost didn't open for classes last month - and that emergency repairs done on it so it could pass inspection will only hold out for the rest of the school year. Read more.

By - 10/16/18 - 7:04 pm

Word is starting to come out tonight of schools that BPS officials want to shut as part of an ambitious program to consolidate Boston students into fewer, but modernized, school buildings. Among the first to go under the BuildBPS program, Start Smart BPS reports, are the West Roxbury Academy and the Urban Science Academy. Read more.

By - 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 - 10/12/18 - 11:19 am

WBZ reports Holy Name Parish on Centre Street was evacuated this morning after one student fell ill during a mass and several others complained of nausea.

By - 9/5/18 - 12:06 pm
Perille

Interim School Superintendent Laura Perille says BPS will be beefing up a busing hotline to handle calls for parents wondering where buses are tomorrow (617-635-9520), but says she's hopeful there won't be a repeat of last week's charter-school problems, which saw some students waiting more than two hours for buses - if they came at all. Read more.

By - 8/23/18 - 2:20 pm

WBUR reports on the new $73-million Dearborn STEM Academy - BPS's first all new school in years - which opens for grades 6-12 next month.

By - 8/16/18 - 11:45 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the state has appointed BPS veteran Michael Contompasis as receiver of the Dever School on Columbia Point to try to turn around the low-ranking school.

Contompasis long served as headmaster at Boston Latin School before serving as superintendent and BPS COO. He retired, then went back to BLS as interim headmaster in 2016 after Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta quit following the Black Lives Matter controversy there.

By - 7/23/18 - 5:37 pm

Schoolyard News spends some time with the recent report that analyzed the performance of BPS's five-year-old school-assignment system, the one that was supposed to improve choices for parents and their kids, but didn't if they weren't white or Asian-American.

Bottom line: Read more.

By - 7/22/18 - 10:59 pm

WFXT reports on the theft of the wheelchair Maliyah Rodriguez, 6, uses to get around.

By - 7/16/18 - 4:38 pm

The Globe gets a copy of a report on the MIT-devised school-assignment system BPS used to replace the old zone system several years ago with the hopes that every elementary-school student in the city would be given a choice of at least one high-quality elementary school. The report found the system is working well - for kids in predominantly white neighborhoods.

By - 7/8/18 - 10:24 pm
Hornzy Twigs

Last night, Erica Fletcher of Roslindale reported from Logan Airport: Read more.

By - 7/3/18 - 10:37 pm
Back to school at one local Rite Aid

But apparently, it's time for the local stores to start stocking their back-to-school supplies. Why, the Rite Aid on East Broadway in South Boston is even advertising back-to-school savings, Eileen Murphy reports.

By - 7/2/18 - 9:29 pm
Perille

The School Committee did what it was told tonight and made Laura Perille interim superintendent to replace suddenly ex-Superintendent Tommy Chang for the next year or so while the committee looks for a new permanent(ish) superintendent.

Read more.

By - 6/22/18 - 4:54 pm
Chang

WBZ reports that Tommy Chang, Boston school superintendent since 2015, is leaving his job. The Globe reports that Chang, who came here from Los Angeles, is quitting even though he doesn't have another job lined up.

Read more.

By - 6/20/18 - 6:34 pm

To Boston area parents, early childhood educators, policy makers, or anyone interested in child development and education, Boston has been selected to host The Wonder of Learning 2018  — the exhibition, conference, and professional development series which highlights the best practices in early childhood education with a focus on The Reggio Emilia model. The exhibit located at the newly merged BU Wheelock College Of Education and Human Development is free and accessible to the public from June 21 to November 15 and there are also a variety of conferences and workshops during that time.

By - 6/8/18 - 8:35 am

WBUR reports on the Somerville school that is teaching little kids how to hide from a mass murderer to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."