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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.

October 30, 2014

Boston Mayor Menino, Who Helped Transform City's Schools, Dies at 71

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

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.

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