Thomas M. Menino, the popular mayor of Boston who had authority over the city's schools throughout his 20-year tenure, died Oct. 30 of cancer. He was 71.
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October 30, 2014
October 13, 2014
Boston's calling cards: world-class universities, history galore, a sports fan's mecca, and a model of stability in urban education.
October 08, 2014
Candidates hail from Canada to Florida. The majority have been superintendents, and the group is predominantly male.
September 05, 2014
Mayor Martin J. Walsh will task a new citywide education czar to coordinate school improvement efforts across public schools, charter schools, parochial and private schools, as well as higher education.
July 28, 2014
An editorial in The Boston Globe Monday called the plan to install microphones on school buses "bad public policy and a bad lesson for students."
June 04, 2014
A new report argues for Boston education leaders to extend charter-like autonomy over hiring, budgeting, and curriculum to all of the city's 128 schools.
May 27, 2014
In an external review commissioned by the Boston district, the Council of the Great City Schools finds discord and disorganization that threaten the school system's long record of progress.
May 08, 2014
The district has been without a permanent superintendent since the end of the last school year.
January 06, 2014
New Mayor Martin J. Walsh will work with an appointed school committee to conduct a national search for a new schools chief in Boston.
November 05, 2013
Democrat Bill de Blasio wins by a landslide in New York City, while state Rep. Martin J. Walsh is elected in Boston.