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January 06, 2014

Boston's New Mayor Will Appoint Committee to Guide Search for Superintendent

New Mayor Martin J. Walsh will work with an appointed school committee to conduct a national search for a new schools chief in Boston.

November 05, 2013

N.Y.C. and Boston Elect Mayors; Usher in New Schooling Eras

Democrat Bill de Blasio wins by a landslide in New York City, while state Rep. Martin J. Walsh is elected in Boston.

October 29, 2013

Making Better Sense of Our Differences

Is it really "virtuous" to put one's own children ahead of everyone else's? That baffles me. Have I misunderstood you?

October 25, 2013

New Report: Students Who Could Benefit Most Aren't Enrolled in Charters

Students such as English-language learners who make the most progress in charter schools are the least likely to apply, says a new report by MIT.

October 18, 2013

Dual-Language Proposals Part of Boston Mayoral Campaign

Two candidates vying to be the next mayor of Boston pledge their support for expanding dual-language programs across the city.

October 10, 2013

Boston Bus Drivers Return to Work After Protest

Boston bus drivers are back to work after a sudden, one-day strike.

October 01, 2013

Democracy Is an 'Idea,' Not a Recipe

I want some things to "matter" to students, their families, and the school community—and citizens writ large. Habit #5 of our "Habits of Mind" is: "Who cares? Why does it matter?"

September 25, 2013

Boston Mayoral Race Whittled to Two Finalists

A Boston city councilor, who ran on a school reform agenda, and a state representative who is a strong supporter of organized labor, will face off in November to succeed longtime Mayor Thomas Menino.

September 24, 2013

Boston Schools Central in Vote for City's Next Mayor

A dozen candidates are vying to succeed Mayor Thomas Menino and take the reins over the 57,000-student school system.

September 24, 2013

Choice, Schools, & Taking Democracy Seriously

I think, when it comes to schools, it's important that the body involved be public, transparent, self-sustaining (not fiscally dependent on a private body), and as close to those affected as reasonable.

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