The city's education officials chose Tommy Chang, an instructional superintendent in the Los Angeles Unified School District, from a field of four finalists.
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March 04, 2015
January 29, 2015
City and school leaders hope the extra time will boost student academic performance, especially in the city's lowest-performing schools.
January 14, 2015
Mayor Marty Walsh's plans include a focus on upgrading the city's schools' infrastructure, an emphasis on career and technical education, and expansion of pre-K education.
December 29, 2014
A tentative agreement between the city, the school district, and the teachers' union could eventually lead to longer school days for more than 20,000 students.
October 30, 2014
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.
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.