City and school leaders hope the extra time will boost student academic performance, especially in the city's lowest-performing schools.
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January 29, 2015
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.
November 03, 2014
Boston school police want to carry pepper spray, an issue that has raised concerns in some other districts.
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 21, 2014
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
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.
October 07, 2014
Meier: If schools were to operate as democracies, what are some examples of how that might work?
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.