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By adamg - 2/12/24 - 10:19 am

Mayor Wu has declared a snow emergency for Tuesday, which means BPS schools and municipal buildings will be shut. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/24 - 12:21 pm

A foundation started by the former mayor of New York today announced a $37.8 million grant to double the size of the Edward M. Kennedy Academy of Health Careers and create a new series of college-level classes and internships aimed at getting graduates careers in the Mass General Brigham system. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/24 - 2:42 pm
Screen captures of message about safe mode at Boston Latin Academy

Screen captures from one parent's phone of the message parents got.

Police ordered Boston Latin Academy into "safe" mode early this afternoon after a parent reported her daughter had just called her to tell her another student was inside the school with a gun. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/24 - 4:08 pm

Madison Park High School and the O'Bryant School, which are next to each other on Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury, went into "safe" mode Friday afternoon because of what school officials say was a swatting: Somebody called Boston Police to report somebody was on the grounds of one of the schools with a gun, only when police arrived, they determined it was a hoax. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/24 - 9:29 am

WBUR reports on a Boston Public Schools document released yesterday that could many of the city's smaller public schools closed as BPS builds out a new system of larger, more modern schools all with the space and equipment needed for a "high-quality student experience." The proposal does not name specific schools; it's meant as a starting point for more detailed discussions this spring with parents and staff.

By adamg - 12/20/23 - 3:15 pm

A federal appeals court yesterday rejected, again, a bid to block Boston Public Schools from changing its previous grades-and-test-score criteria for admissions to Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy and the O'Bryant School. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/23 - 12:31 pm

A crash involving a school bus and several vehicles outside the Henry Grew School, 40 Gordon Ave. in Hyde Park this morning injured a parent standing on the sidewalk as students were arriving for the day. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/23 - 10:39 pm

Boston Latin School Head of School Jason Gallagher alerted parents today that a student discovered "a small swastika" etched into a gym door - even as the school was planning to launch programs "related to antisemitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Arab discrimination." Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/23 - 1:41 pm
Flynn and the two students

Flynn before realizing why Mohamed (l) and Blackmon were getting the congratulations he'd signed.

The Boston City Council yesterday officially congratulated two New Mission High School students for their activism without realizing that that involved organizing a walkout at the Hyde Park school last week to call for an end to Israeli warfare in Gaza and freedom for Palestine. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/23 - 5:03 pm

Boston city councilors today condemned what they call an abuse by the state-owned Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Crossing: Boston student athletes have to clear out by 3:30 p.m. so busloads of students from well-off suburbs can use its state-of-the-art facilities for training and not get home too late. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/23 - 4:12 pm

The Boston City Council voted 10-2-1 today to formally oppose BPS's plans to move the O'Bryant School from its current location on Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury to a rebuilt West Roxbury Education Complex on VFW Parkway, saying that location, almost in Dedham, is just too far way for many students and that BPS has failed to really take into account the concerns of O'Bryant students, parents and teachers, let alone possible alternatives. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/23 - 9:07 pm

A Sumner School staff member suffered minor injuries this afternoon while helping students cross Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square near the former Washington Irving Middle School that is now the Sumner's upper school, according to e-mail sent to parents by school Principal Meghan Welch. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/23 - 11:11 am

Parents of children at the Curley School got texts shortly before 10 a.m. that the school had been put in "safe mode" - its entrance and exit doors locked - and that they shouldn't head for the school.

A few minutes later, parents got an all-clear message: Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/23 - 9:26 am

MALatinoNews.com reports on the resignations by members upset over a new BPS policy that will put ESL students in English-language classes right away, with English help as needed, rather than teaching them courses in their native languages.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 8:54 pm

Parents at the Lyndon School on Mt. Vernon Street in West Roxbury got e-mail today about "graffiti containing racially offensive language and inappropriate images" sprayed in a couple of classrooms and a hallway over the weekend.

School staffers counseled students who may have seen the graffiti. Boston Police are investigating.

By adamg - 10/21/23 - 3:00 pm
Message from Ohrenberger School to parents about undercooked chicken delivered yesterday

A fed-up parent of a child at the Ohrenberger School on West Boundary Road in West Roxbury forwarded this note the school sent out yesterday. The school has a brand-new kitchen, but it's been out of commission since the start of the year and so far BPS has yet to get it fixed, so instead the school has been serving packaged lunches - some of which showed up yesterday as unsafe to serve.

By adamg - 9/13/23 - 4:32 pm
Bus on fire

The bus on fire. Photo by Sam Martinez.

NBC Boston reports on a fire in a short BPS bus at the intersection of Enneking Parkway and Smithfield Road in Hyde Park. No students on board.

By adamg - 8/26/23 - 10:34 am

Boston Public Schools Indoor Air Quality provides hourly stats from more than 4,400 sensors in individual BPS classrooms and offices on a variety of ventilation-related readings: Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulates, humidity and temperature. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/23 - 11:02 am
Chantal Lima Barbosa

Mayor Wu announced today she's appointed Chantal Lima Barbosa to the Boston School Committee to fill out the remaining four months of the term of Lorena Lopera, who resigned earlier this year.
Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/23 - 8:56 am

WBUR takes a look at the issue, which may be partly due to infighting over the cost of needed repairs between BCYF, which runs the pools, and BPS, which owns the buildings many of them are in.

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