Parenting

By - 2/10/18 - 1:19 pm

Liz Miranda, executive director of the Hawthorne Community Center in Roxbury, is raising funds to try to get up to 1,000 local kids to screenings of Black Panther during the February school vacation week.

Our withdrawal plan is to buy out at least 3 theaters and purchase as many tickets and food vouchers on three different days and work with community agencies, the City of Boston and schools to identify students/ young people to attend the screenings.

By - 2/8/18 - 7:02 pm

WCVB reports on the death of the baby this afternoon on Deering Road, near Harvard Street.

By - 1/24/18 - 1:17 pm

The City Council today approved a request by at-large Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George for a hearing to look at whether voters should once again be giving a direct say on who serves on the School Committee. Read more.

By - 1/4/18 - 4:20 pm

Mayor Walsh made the announcement this afternoon. Also:

Sidewalks should be shoveled by 3 hours after dawn tomorrow, at about 10:15 a.m.

By - 12/22/17 - 12:42 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today he's scrubbing plans to start more elementary kids earlier and high-school kids later for the coming school year. Read more.

By - 12/17/17 - 3:26 pm
Marty Walsh in front of protest signs

Walsh tries to get kids ready for Santa as parents protest behind him.

West Roxbury's usually festive Christmas-tree lighting at Washington and Grove streets turned a little more serious today as parents protested Boston Public Schools' plans for earlier start times at many elementary schools. Read more.

By - 12/15/17 - 8:00 pm

Faced with angry parents and city councilors, School Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today he and his staff are going to be doing some hard thinking over the next few weeks about what time elementary schools will start next year. Read more.

By - 12/15/17 - 12:15 pm

City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) vows she won't vote for a school budget that would go towards screwing families at elementary schools that would start so early: Read more.

By - 12/12/17 - 8:22 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang is hearing all those complaints from elementary-school parents facing start times as early as 7:15 a.m. next year - and is doing something about it. No, not changing the schedules, but: Read more.

By - 12/11/17 - 10:25 am

The School Committee meets Wednesday (6 p.m. at the Bolling Building in Dudley Square). Parents upset about new elementary-school starting times as early as 7:15 a.m. are planning a large display of displeasure. Read more.

By - 12/7/17 - 4:42 pm

BPS has posted the list of when schools with start and end starting next fall.

By - 12/7/17 - 9:52 am

WBUR reports the Boston School Committee voted last night to change start and end times for Boston schools, with the goal of getting high-schools to school later, elementary students out of school earlier and to tie the whole thing into the school-bus schedules a team at MIT has been drawing up. Members of that team were supposed to work overnight to get the new schedules ready for public release today.

By - 11/20/17 - 12:14 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed a teenager's conviction for causing "serious bodily harm" to a friend's dog, ruling that the phrase "serious bodily harm" in state juvenile laws is only intended for cases involving people. Read more.

By - 10/19/17 - 12:09 pm

WBZ reports on the emergence of the dreaded jimson weed, but fails to inform us if weed eating is a problem among the children of Newton.

By - 10/3/17 - 12:36 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a Dorchester woman's conviction for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - the belt with which she struck her five-year-old son in the face after he acted out in kindergarten. Read more.

By - 9/27/17 - 12:41 pm

Liz Phipps Soeiro at the Cambridgeport School thanks the First Lady for the ten Dr. Seuss books, but explains why the school won't keep them:

You may not be aware of this, but Dr. Seuss is a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature.

Read more.

By - 9/25/17 - 8:21 pm
Missing girl in Cambridge

UPDATE: Cambridge Police report she's been found safe and reunited with her family.

Cambridge Police report they are looking for Muna Kebede Shiferaw, 10.

She was last seen around 2:30 p.m. leaving the Peabody School at 70 Rindge Ave.

Read more.

By - 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 - 8/27/17 - 8:55 pm

Tow-truck drivers from across the state slowly drove through Dorchester this afternoon to honor the memory of Brayden Kelly, a six-year-old who died last week before he got a chance to become a tow driver himself. Read more.