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Brenda Cassellius

By adamg - 5/5/22 - 10:11 pm

The committee agreed with Superintendent Brenda Cassellius that the school was too far beyond hope, WBZ reports.

By adamg - 2/7/22 - 10:31 am

Brenda Cassellius will resign at the end of the school year, roughly three years after she was hired away from Minnesota. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/22 - 6:45 pm

A BPS committee this evening rejected a proposal to shut Charlestown High School and use its building for a brand-new "innovation and inclusion" school that would be largely autonomous from BPS and would limit enrollment to students from elementary schools in Charlestown and the North End. Read more

By adamg - 11/9/21 - 8:44 pm
Cassellius and Grassa

Cassellius listens as Curley principal Katie Grassa addresses parents.

BPS and Boston public-health officials said tonight Covid-19 exploded so fast at the Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain over the last three weeks that they couldn't keep up - and decided this afternoon the best course would be to shut the school for ten days. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 3:57 pm

A Globe/Suffolk University poll shows Michelle Wu and Kim Janey opening big leads in the race to get on the November final ballot. The two men in the race both polled in single digits, with one, John Barros, at just 1.8%, so in addition to electing Boston's first mayor of color, voters in November could also elect our first woman mayor. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/23/20 - 9:07 am

Boston Magazine is out with a mixed-message profile of BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius.

By adamg - 11/7/20 - 12:16 am

Boston School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius told parents Friday evening that students "with complex needs that cannot be fully addressed through remote learning" could be returning to several BPS schools as early as next week. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 9:15 pm

WBUR reports BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius is proposing a one-year change for Boston's three exam schools: 20% of next year's seats would go to students with the city's top grades, while the rest would be awarded based on students' ranks in each city Zip code - with students in lower-income Zip codes getting first crack.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 3:17 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 7/31/20

Mayor Walsh and School Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said today they are continuing to look at a "hybrid" school re-opening, in which students would split days between in-school and at-home learning, but that parents will have the chance to opt out completely and stick with remote learning over Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 10:11 am
Brenda Cassellilus

New BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius says that as she continues to get up to speed on her $1.1-billion, 54,000-student system, she has already come up with some ideas to explore. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/19 - 10:58 am

WBZ reports that to better get to know Bostonians, Brenda Cassellius, who moved here from Minnesota to became school superintendent on July 1, plans to live in as many neighborhoods as possible during her time here:

I started off in Roxbury. I don’t know where I’ll go next, but I want to go there, live in that community, go to church with people, synagogue, mosque, and go to the parks, and walk my dog.

By adamg - 5/10/19 - 8:30 am

The Boston Sun reports on Brenda Cassellius's first swing through Boston after her appointment as school superintendent. She's a hockey player and is already becoming a Bruins fan.

By adamg - 5/3/19 - 10:42 am

CommonWealth reports Brenda Cassellius, named earlier this week as Boston's next school superintendent, opposes a current state rule that makes passing 10th-grade MCAS tests a requirement for graduation. She says Minnesota had a similar requirement, but as education commissioner, she found it made more sense to pay for prep classes for one of the tests many colleges use in considering applicants.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 9:32 pm

BPS Superintendent Interviews: BPS Parents and Leaders, Dr. Brenda Cassellius

Brenda Cassellius

The Boston School Committee tonight picked Brenda Cassellius, former commissioner of education for the state of Minnesota as the city's new school superintendent, in a 5-2 vote. Now the committee and Cassellius will try to work out a contract that will bring her to Boston permanently.

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