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Boston Public Schools are in the second week of school registration for the new school assignment system. The Home-Based school choice system, established for the coming school year, gives parents fewer choices, but gives them choices that are closer to... Read more
School police arrested a student at Burke High School on Washington Street Thursday on charges of illegal possession of a firearm, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer resulting in injuries. The Boston Police Department says the 17... Read more
A team of students from the Jeremiah E. Burke High School’s National Society of Black Engineers Junior (NBSE Jr.) Chapter won second place in the 11th/12th Graders Division of the Try Math-A-Lon competition last week. The competition, held in Hauppauge,... Read more
The Lower Mills Merchant Association has established a scholarship fund to benefit students currently enrolled in grades 5-12 who live in Lower Mills or attend a fee-based schools in Lower Mills. Students in grades 5-8 and 9-12 may apply. Scholarships... Read more
WORLD SERIES ELECTRIFIES THE CITY— As the Boston Red Sox set off for St. Louis and — ultimately— another World Series trophy last week, the students and faculty at Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy’s Columbia Campus banded together to show off their... Read more
The state will take over four chronically under-performing schools that have been "stuck" as other troubled schools have made "quite good progress," Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester announced Wednesday. The four schools... Read more
Menino slams bus driver strike: The mayor called for striking bus drivers to return to their jobs tomorrow. Photo by Isabel Leon/Mayor's OfficeCaught off guard by a strike of Boston’s public school bus drivers on Tuesday morning, Boston Mayor Thomas... Read more
A surprise and unauthorized school bus drivers strike impacted at least half of the city's student population this morning, according to the Boston Public School department. The work action, which BPS officials have condemned as "illegal", involves around... Read more
Changing Boston’s School Committee back from appointed to elected is a dangerous idea. Proponents forget how the old elected school committee usually overspent its budget, handled racial minorities poorly, and used the committee as s political stepping... Read more
Looking to catch a mayoral candidate in action? A list of forums and debates taking place over the next two months, as the city edges closer towards the Sept. 24 preliminary, is available after the jump. The list is a work-in-progress: times and dates are... Read more

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