Tag Archives: Boston Public Schools

Walsh celebrates community at swearing-in

New is good.  New is exciting.  New is full of promise.  That seemed the mood at Boston College today when Martin Joseph Walsh was sworn in as the 54th mayor of Boston, the  first new Boston mayor inaugurated in the … Continue reading

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Menino v. Connolly an intergenerational competition

One need look no further than Joe Fitzgerald’s column in today’s Boston Herald to know why City Councillor John Connolly’s mayoral bid is such an uphill race.  Fitzgerald looks at Menino through his wife Angela’s eyes.  Angela is much loved … Continue reading

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Boston students deserve more learning, less busing

This fall, after 27 months of bitter negotiations, the Boston Teachers Union accepted a contract providing new forms of teacher evaluation and remediation for under-performing teachers. At the same time, they turned thumbs down on extending the school day by 45 … Continue reading

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Menino links proposed school system changes to potential economic growth

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino this morning delivered one of the best speeches of his political career, and it brought the crowd of several hundred at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast to their feet in an enthusiastic ovation. In … Continue reading

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To understand urban education, walk in the principal’s shoes

She got on the phone with facilities people to get the heating system working, met with two guidance counselors about arrangements for Spirit Day, caught up with another administrator about making sure teachers had turned in student grades, negotiated with … Continue reading

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