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By adamg - 6/17/19 - 2:39 pm

Boston Public Schools says it will distribute menstrual products to the 77 public schools that have grades 6 and higher starting this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/19 - 10:19 pm

Boston public-school teachers will get 2% annual raises for the next three years under a contract deal with BPS under which BPS will also hire enough nurses to ensure at least one at every school, hire more mental-health professionals and reduce class sizes for kindergarteners whose native language is not English. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 10:25 am

WBUR runs down the proposals, which, in addition to a new elementary school in East Boston include a new building for the Quincy Upper School in Chinatown.

By adamg - 5/13/19 - 2:26 pm

Luis Rodriguez, who now lives in Framingham, is suing Boston Public Schools and current Cedar Junction inmate Shaun Harrison over the way Harrison shot Rodriguez and left him to die out of fear the then English High School student would reveal Harrison's pot-dealing operation at the school. Read more.

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 - 5/6/19 - 9:33 am
Where the needles are near the Orchard Gardens school

Needles nowhere near the collection box

The city recently installed a needle-collection box in front of the Orchard Gardens School in Roxbury - where parents have been complaining for months about needles turning up on school grounds. A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint, about its location - because addicts aren't shooting up right in front of the school: Read more.

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.

Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/19 - 7:51 am
Seized BB gun

Seized BB gun.

Boston Police report Boston School Police arrested a 14-year-old they say showed up at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School with a BB gun yesterday.

Police say they teen, not named because of his age, was charged with being delinquent for possession of a gun on school property.

By adamg - 4/22/19 - 12:26 pm

WBUR's Max Larkin is livetweeting today's interviews. So is the Globe's Meghan Irons.

By adamg - 4/17/19 - 9:54 am
Boston Public Schools superintendent finalists: Santos, Izquierdo, Cassellius

Santos, Izquierdo and Cassellius.

The Boston School Committee has selected three finalists for school superintendent: Oscar Santos, head of school for the Cathedral 7-12 High School in Boston, Marie Izquierdo, chief academic officer of Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida and Brenda Cassellius, until recently commissioner of education for the state of Minnesota. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/19 - 2:41 pm

Mayor Walsh said today he'll be adding $15 million to the BPS budget for the coming year to guaranteed a pre-K seat for every four-year-old in Boston.

The money will pay for enough teachers, supplies and equipment to add 750 more pre-K seats in BPS, which Walsh says is enough to ensure no child is turned away from K-1 programs.

By adamg - 3/27/19 - 12:45 pm

City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George said today that, like school districts across the country, BPS has been conducting drills with teachers on what to do should a shooter enter a local school. But, she said at a City Council meeting today, local teachers aren't getting shot with pellet guns. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/19 - 2:41 pm

WCVB reports on the class at the Perry School in South Boston.

By adamg - 3/20/19 - 2:07 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a measure that would require city agencies, such as Boston Public Schools, to pay more attention to where the food they buy comes from and how it's prepared. Read more.

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/16/19 - 12:40 pm

Spread the word and BE HEARD. Here's list of upcoming education hearings in Boston, From an desk of Council At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George.

These hearings are great forums for bringing questions, comments, concerns, ideas, and suggestions. Like a Universal Hub comment thread but, like, in REAL life.
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Hello everyone,

On behalf of Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George, Chair of the Education Committee, I am re-sharing the list of all education hearings coming up, including new ones that have been scheduled in the month of April:

By adamg - 3/14/19 - 8:49 am

Not one to feed students, but one in which culinary-arts students will feed hungry Bostonians this summer, the Dorchester Reporter reports. "There’s no curriculum for food trucks anywhere in the state, so I was like, all right, we’re gonna create our own," the teacher running the program says.

By adamg - 3/8/19 - 3:47 pm

The Bay State Banner reports the School Committee is looking at handing the old Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park to the Department of Neighborhood Development, which typically then tries to sell off the buildings to a private concern. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/19 - 9:24 am

Mayor Walsh today announced a set of initiatives to make Boston roads safer and less clogged that include lowering the default citywide speed limit from 25 to 20 m.p.h., dedicated bus lanes on Brighton Avenue in Allston and North Washington Street along the North End, special pickup/drop-off lanes for Uber and Lyft cars - but also rush-hour surcharges for riding in them - and free T passes for all students in grades 7 through 12, regardless of whether they're BPS students. Read more.

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