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  1. Sticky Thread Resources Helpful Resources on Finding Schools in Boston

    Below is a list of helpful links and resources for learning about schools in the Boston area. We'll continue to revise this list so that it's as...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-09-2010 11:37 AM
    boston, boston high schools, boston preschools, boston private, boston public, college admissions, new england
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  1. Private Schools Day school or boarding school?

    With all the great prep schools in the New England Area, how do you choose between day schools and boarding schools? I'm not sure I'm ready to let go...

    Started by mamahen3, 08-13-2010 08:49 AM
    boarding schools, boston, boston prep schools, new england
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  2. Local News Teachers, public sharply divided on key issues

    An excerpt from the Boston Globe article:Teachers and the broader public are divided over issues such as merit pay for teachers, the federal Race to...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-26-2010 10:49 AM
    boston, education
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  3. Local News Ways to soothe the first-day jitters

    Excerpts from the Boston Globe article by Katrina Ballard:Though some children can barely contain their excitement as they choose an outfit for the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-30-2010 09:53 AM
    boston, first day
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  4. Local News Boston schools at a crossroads

    This from the Boston Globe by Lawrence Harmon:NEARLY EVERY major issue facing Boston’s public school system — educational quality, excess building...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-31-2010 11:10 AM
    boston, boston public
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  5. Local News Failure to educate - Boston school system is churning out illiterate students

    This from The Boston Globe by Junia Yearwood, a retired Boston Public Schools teacher:I DID not attend a graduation ceremony in 25 years as a Boston...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-08-2010 08:54 AM
    boston, boston public
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  6. Local News Catholic schools in Boston area report surge in preschool programs

    This from the Boston Globe by Lisa Wangsness:Boston-area Catholic schools have discovered a new niche that they hope will help reverse a decades-long...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-30-2010 11:02 AM
    boston, boston catholic schools, boston preschools
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  7. Local News More Boston schools targeted to close in Hub

    This from The Boston Globe by James Vaznis:Boston School Superintendent Carol R. Johnson is expected to recommend tonight the closing or merging of...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-02-2010 10:18 AM
    boston, boston public
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  8. Public Schools Proposed changes to Boston Public Schools for the Fall of 2011

    Here are the proposed changes (closures and expansions) to the Boston public schools system for 2011. The School Committee will be voting on the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-03-2010 08:51 AM
    boston, boston public
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  9. Local News Massachusetts Teachers Union to embrace use of student test scores in teachers evaluations

    This from the Boston Globe by Noah Bierman:The state’s largest teachers’ union, embracing a concept shunned by many educators, plans to offer a...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-22-2010 10:52 AM
    boston, boston public, education reform, massachusetts, value-added analysis
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  10. Local News An untimely turn in a school turnaround - Blackstone School faces new year without its "hero principal"

    This from the Boston Globe by James Vaznis:Vowing to put a fresh face at the front of nearly every classroom, the newly appointed principal of an...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-06-2011 09:10 AM
    blackstone boston, boston, boston public
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  11. Local News Analysis criticizes Boston teacher pay system

    This from the Boston Globe by Beth Daley:As Boston delves into contentious negotiations with its teachers union, the Boston Foundation yesterday...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-18-2011 09:05 AM
    boston, boston public, teacher compensation
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  12. Local News Massachusetts dropout reform plan eyes paid parent leave

    This from the Boston Globe by Russell Contreras:A new proposal targeting Massachusetts' high school dropout rate would track students as early as...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-31-2011 10:43 AM
    boston, boston dropout rate, boston public
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  13. Local News Cambridge may reduce its middle schools to 4

    This from the Boston Globe by Meghan E. Irons:After 18 months of community soul searching, Superintendent Jeffrey Young will unveil an ambitious plan...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-01-2011 08:52 AM
    boston, cambridge public
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  14. Local News Boston Public Schools budget proposal would cut 250 positions

    This from the Boston Globe by Akilah Johnson:Boston public schools would close a $63 million shortfall by cutting about 250 positions and...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-04-2011 09:35 AM
    boston, boston public
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  15. Local News Rise of the charter schools - 12 of the public schools could soon get OK to open in Boston

    This from the Boston Globe by James Vaznis:As the students filed through the front door of Excel Academy Charter School, the principal greeted each...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-07-2011 09:32 AM
    boston, boston charters, boston public
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  16. Local News Amid cutbacks and test pressures, the time honored tradition of school field trips is redefined

    This from the Boston Globe by G. Jeffrey MacDonald:The group field trip — a time-honored tradition beloved by students and educators alike — is...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-17-2011 09:28 AM
    boston, boston public, field trips
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  17. Local News Gift limits for teachers irk givers, recipients

    This from the Boston Globe by Peter Schworm:That $25 gift card to Miss Brown for all her hard work through the school year? Could be more trouble...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-22-2011 09:05 AM
    boston, boston public, teacher gifts
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  18. Local News Bias is alleged in Boston's school closings

    This from the Boston Globe by Milton J. Valencia:The US Department of Education is investigating a complaint that the Boston school system’s plan to...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-01-2011 08:20 AM
    boston, boston public, boston school closings
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  19. Local News Inside Boston's School Assignment Maze: Taking a chance, making a choice

    This from the Boston Globe by James Vaznis:When Kathy and Glyn Polson started a life together 10 years ago, they imagined spending years in their...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-13-2011 10:34 AM
    boston, boston public, boston public assignment system
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  20. Local News Boston officials make another go at overhauling school choice

    This from the Boston Globe by James Vaznis:Boston school officials will present their vision tonight for a major overhaul of the city’s more than...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-13-2011 09:34 AM
    boston, boston public
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