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October 21, 2014

Is Boston Poised to Be the Ed-Tech Capital?

With its combination of Ivy League and prestigious tech schools, and some of the best K-12 systems in the country, Massachusetts is poised to be a leader in the much-anticipated educational-tech explosion that is expected in the next few years.

October 13, 2014

The Appeal of the Boston Superintendent's Job

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

Boston Superintendent's Job Draws Numerous Candidates

Candidates hail from Canada to Florida. The majority have been superintendents, and the group is predominantly male.

October 07, 2014

If Schools Were Democracies, What Would Change?

Meier: If schools were to operate as democracies, what are some examples of how that might work?

September 05, 2014

Boston Mayor Appoints City's First-Ever 'Chief of Education'

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

Boston Plan for Cameras and Microphones on School Buses Comes Under Fire

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."

July 21, 2014

Accurate Identification of ELLs With Disabilities Challenges Schools

Historically, English-language learners have tended to be over-represented in special education, but in more recent years, under-representation also has been a problem.

June 04, 2014

Boston Needs Charter-Like Autonomy for All Schools, Report Contends

Boston education leaders are exploring whether granting schools more authority over hiring, budgeting, and curriculum would be the best strategy for improving achievement and appealing to parents.

June 04, 2014

Is Autonomy for All Schools the Next Wave of Reform for Boston?

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

Academic Progress in Boston's Schools in Jeopardy, Report Finds

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.

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