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By adamg - 7/18/23 - 11:40 am

The mayor's office is now accepting applications from people who want to fill the remainder of Lorena Lopera's term on the Boston School Committee, which runs through the end of the year.

Lopera recently resigned her seat on the committee, the only school committee in the state that is appointed, rather than elected.

By adamg - 6/21/23 - 11:04 pm

Parents, teachers and alumni at the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science tonight urged the School Committee to keep the school in Roxbury rather than moving it to distant West Roxbury, while people affiliated with Boston Latin Academy mostly urged the committee to find a new head of school who won't belittle and ignore teachers and students - although some praised and supported current Head of School Gavin Smith. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/22 - 3:48 pm
Alkins and Wu

Alkins and Wu. Photo via mayor's office.

Mayor Wu today announced her first appointment to the Boston School Committee: Stephen Alkins, the diversity, equity and inclusion officer at TERC, a Cambridge-based non-profit that focuses on STEM education, where he has worked to "help dismantle systemic inequities within STEM education, support youth STEM identity development, and engage and include underrepresented/marginalized communities in authentic, collaborative research experiences." Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/21 - 9:16 am

Schoolyard News reports on an effort to get a (non-binding) question on the November ballot on whether to return to an elected School Committee. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/21 - 8:24 pm

Updated with O'Malley comments.

After reading what Alexandra Oliver-Dávila had to say about their constituents, state Rep. Ed Coppinger (D-West Roxbury) and City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) are calling for her to resign. Read more.

By jenn g - 6/27/16 - 12:56 pm

The recent issues at BLS being reported by the media are indicators of a larger problem within the City of Boston, and it's time for constituents of Boston's legislators and officials to hold those truly responsible accountable for their inaction.

By adamg - 8/1/11 - 9:32 am

The Globe reports the Boston School Committee is considering rules to bar outbursts and displays of impoliteness at its meetings, such as waving signs or turning one's back on School Committee members.

The regulations would be similar to those imposed by the City Council, whose chambers are festooned with signs warning impolite people are subject to removal.

We'll have no more of this:

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