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Boston City Council Wants More Social Workers in Schools

Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George wants more nurses and social workers in Boston Public Schools. During a hearing this week, Essaibi-George stressed the need for a full-time nurse and social worker in every school. “They need to be in every school, every day, every hour to support all of our students,” she said. The councilor said schools Read More…

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Boston City Council Learns About School Safety

The Boston Council held a hearing earlier this week regarding school safety. Councilor Annissa Essaibi George requested the hearing, saying it is vital to know how the Boston Public School Department is protecting children. “School safety has always been top of my mind,” she said. “We need to create a community that is safe and Read More…

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City Council Discusses Housing Evictions and Teacher Diversity

Councilor Ed Flynn is worried about evictions in the city of Boston.  During the regular city council meeting, Flynn called for a hearing regarding evictions and how to find solutions in helping residents. Currently, if someone is facing an eviction for reasons other than non-payment, they have 30 days to find new housing. However, Flynn Read More…

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City Council Considers Reverting to an Elected School Committee; Pressley Discusses City Gun Violence

At the last city council meeting for 2018, Councilor Annissa Essaibi George discussed her recent hearing on whether or not Boston should go back to an elected school committee. Boston Public School’s committee is currently made up of seven members appointed by the Mayor and has been since 1992. Prior to that, there was a Read More…

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Boston Community Collaborative performs “A Slice Of Shakespeare”

Boston Community Collaborative’s drama students in the Josiah Quincy Boston Public School Afterschool program recently presented “A Slice of Shakespeare.” The adaptations of Macbeth and 12th Night were prepared over a 9 week period, and were performed last Wednesday at the JQS auditorium.  The adaptations were written, directed and choreographed by Ingrid Oslund, lead drama Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Guide: Santa Maria di Anzano, Street Hockey Tourny, Food Truck Cleanliness, Lead Water?

The ‘need to know’ for Monday Noteworthy articles: Some Boston school water fountains get special filters after lead concerns After several drinking fountains were shut down at four Boston Public Schools due to concerns over high lead levels, officials have reactivated these fountains after installing special filters. The Boston Globe has more on water in Boston Public Schools. Food trucks Read More…

Government

Mayor’s Column: How We’re Investing in Boston Public Schools

  By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a Read More…

Schools

Boston Public Schools – First Registration Period for Enrollment

News on enrollment and registration from Boston Public Schools: First Registration Period for fall BPS enrollment set for January 5-30, 2015 Parents of children who will begin Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, grades 6 or 9 in the fall of 2015 are encouraged to register for Boston Public Schools (BPS) during the first registration period, which runs Monday, Read More…