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July 20, 2015

Former Fairfax, Va., and Boston Superintendent Dies at Age 80

Robert "Bud" Spillane led two of the nation's largest school district, and is credited with rescuing one from the brink of disaster and pushing another to new heights.

April 23, 2015

Urban Schools Honored for Work Educating Black, Asian, Latino Males

Boys of color in the award-winning award schools consistently met or exceeded proficiency on standardized tests in math and English-language arts, often outperforming a majority of their peers statewide.

March 30, 2015

Boston Schools Shortchanging English-Language Learners, Federal Review Finds

The school system entered into an agreement with the federal departments of Education and Justice in 2010 to avoid legal action after investigators found the school system denied thousands of ELLS an adequate education.

March 12, 2015

New Boston Superintendent Gets Five-Year Contract To Lead Schools

Tommy Chang, a high-level administrator from the Los Angeles Unified School District, will be paid $257,000 annually.

March 09, 2015

'My Brother's Keeper' First-Year Report Highlights Focus on Minority Males

More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.

March 04, 2015

Boston Selects New Superintendent of Schools

The city's education officials chose Tommy Chang, an instructional superintendent in the Los Angeles Unified School District, from a field of four finalists.

January 29, 2015

Longer School Days Coming for Boston Elementary, Middle School Students

City and school leaders hope the extra time will boost student academic performance, especially in the city's lowest-performing schools.

January 14, 2015

Boston Mayor Lays Out Education Plans in State of the City Address

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

Boston Proposes Longer Day for Elementary, Middle School Students

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.

November 03, 2014

Should Boston School Police Carry Pepper Spray?

Boston school police want to carry pepper spray, an issue that has raised concerns in some other districts.

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