Category Archives for Local News

A Teacher’s Response

On March 13th The Boston Globe ran this article that touched on some of the issues surrounding UP Academy, an in district charter school opening this fall. A teacher from the Gavin, which will be closed and re-opened as UP … Continue reading

23. March 2011 by RK
Categories: Local News, School Closings | Leave a comment

1st Annual Social Justice Educators Conference for Boston-area educators

Date: Saturday, May 21st, 2011 Event Name: Social Justice Educators’ Conference for Boston Area Educators Sponsor: Boston area Educators for Social Justice & Teacher Activist Group (TAG) Boston Type of Event: Conference Location: Curley K-8 School Time: 10:00 AM – … Continue reading

14. March 2011 by Cacique13
Categories: Curricula, Events of Interest, Local News, TAG Events | 1 comment

This Moment of Pres.Obama’s visit to the Dorchester Education Complex is pregnant with significance

The following was written by Dorchester Academy teacher Andrea Doremus Cuetara (adoremus@rcn.com) and is shared with her permission: ******************************** This moment of President Obama’s visit to the Dorchester Education Complex March 8th is SO PREGNANT WITH MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE for our … Continue reading

13. March 2011 by mrseiden
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President Obama to Visit TechBoston

President Barack Obama, joined by Melinda Gates, will be visiting  TechBoston in Dorchester today, a school where over 80% of it’s students receive free or reduced lunch and is overflowing with private invenstment. The White House issued a press release … Continue reading

08. March 2011 by Cacique13
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Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against Boston Public Schools

Filed on January 25th, 2011, by the Black Educators’ Alliance of Massachusetts and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association, the complaint alleges that the school department’s plan to close and merge schools is … Continue reading

07. March 2011 by Cacique13
Categories: English Language Learners, Local News, School Closings | Leave a comment

BPS Student Assignment (in a nutshell)

So, as you probably already know, the Boston Public Schools is soon to revisit the issue of student assignment and is likely to propose a new student assignment plan sometime in the Spring.  Naturally, we suspect it might be a … Continue reading

06. March 2011 by RK
Categories: Local News, Policy, Student Assignment | Leave a comment

Video on School Closings

Boston filmmaker Robert Lamothe has condensed more than 20 hours of testimony on school closings into a short video called “TEACH: The People Behind the Curtain, What’s Happening to Our Public Schools.” View the video here. Share your thoughts! Share

06. March 2011 by Cacique13
Categories: Local News, Policy, School Closings | Leave a comment

Eliminating School Integration Policies-Can Boston learn from Wake County, N.C.?

With the help of a $241,680 grant from the Department of Education, Boston Trench Public Schools (BPS) has taken on the task of creating a new student assignment policy to serve its 56,000 students. Grant details from the DOE can be found … Continue reading

28. January 2011 by Cacique13
Categories: Local News, National News, Policy, Student Assignment | Leave a comment