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Archictect's rendering of proposed school expansion
Neighborhood House Charter School has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency to add 12 classrooms and a gym in a three-story extension to its Queen Street school. The school, one of the oldest charter schools in the state, says its... Read more
Angered by a hike in parking fees, members of the UMass Boston community planned to picket outside the new West Garage on Wed., Feb. 6. Last year, the university announced it would raise the parking rate at its on-campus garages and lots from $6 to $15.... Read more
A view of the new dorms from the campus’ Mt. Vernon Street entrance. Jennifer Smith photo By Eliza Wilson To the Editor: Over the last few days there have been several news reports about what life is like for UMass Boston students living in the new... Read more
Dorchester native Amanda Seider has been appointed chair of the KIPP Massachusetts board of directors. Seider replaces Michael Kendall, who served as chair since 2011 and will remain on the board of the organization, which educates 2150 students in grades... Read more
Two weeks after BPS officials proposed the closure of John W. McCormack Middle School on Columbia Point, members of the school’s community are urging the School Committee to consider other options. Jessica Tang, president of the Boston Teachers Union,... Read more
Student shows Panther Pride while addressing the School Committee
For more than two hours Wednesday, students, teachers and counselors at the McCormack Middle School on Columbia Point told the School Committee why they want to stay where they are and not be moved to space in Excel High School in South Boston as the city... Read more
McCormack School in Columbia Point would close under proposal On Wednesday night, the Boston School Committee will discuss the controversial second phase of BuildBPS, a proposal that includes plans to close Dorchester’s John W. McCormack Middle School by... Read more
The state has appointed a new receiver for the Paul A. Dever Elementary School: former Boston Public Schools commissioner and Boston Latin School headmaster Michael Contompasis. Long-struggling, the Dever is a Level 5 underperforming school on Columbia... Read more
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang will resign, leaving the post he has held for the past three years. In an statement Friday afternoon, Chang said, “I am in active negotiations with the Boston School Committee for a mutual parting of ways... Read more
By Rita Kiki Edozie and Barbara Lewis of UMass Boston It is now well known to the nation that UMass-Boston’s 2018 chancellor search ended unceremoniously with UMass System President, Martin Meehan attributing the failed search to a select group of UMB... Read more

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