Category Archives for School Closings

Report on BPS School Choice Plans

According to researchers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Boston Public Schools’ proposed student assignment plans do not address inequitable access to high quality schools and, in fact, make the situation worse. Read more: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2012/09/hgse-researchers-bps-plans-will-increase-inequity/#ixzz27tOz7UDb Direct link to the … Continue reading

29. September 2012 by Chris
Categories: Research and/or Articles, Resources, School Closings, Student Assignment, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tell Your Story

More than a year ago Junot Diaz wrote an article for the New Yorker about the power of storytelling. He wrote “We need stories, we thrive on them, stories are how we shape our universe. Stories rule us, they find … Continue reading

09. April 2011 by RK
Categories: School Closings, Tell Your Story | Leave a comment

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
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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

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!

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