Schools Transportation

Boston Public Schools Ends Yellow Bus Service for 7th and 8th Graders; Gives Them T Passes

In a recent communications to parents, Boston Public Schools had made a major change for school transportation effective this September. Yellow bus service to school is being discontinued for 7th and 8th graders. Instead, BPS students in those grades will receive T passes.  BPS has posted additional information about this on the web: http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/mbta including Read More…

Government Photos & Videos Real Estate Schools

Expanding the Eliot School Campus and Renovating the Former N. Bennet St. School [Video]

This video shows a community meeting hosted by Boston Public Schools regarding the planned expansion of the Eliot K-8 Innovation School and the renovation of the former North Bennet Street School properties. The meeting was held on April 8, 2014 at the Nazzaro Community Center in Boston’s North End. Video timeline index: 00:00 Introduction by Read More…

Schools

Eliot K-8 Innovation School Selected for Extended Day Program

Boston Public Schools has announced that the North End’s Eliot K-8 Innovation School is one of three BPS schools selected to have an extended school day as part of the TIME Collaborative. Expanding the typical 6 hour school day, the initiative will start in the 2014-2015 school year by adding 300 hours of learning time Read More…

Government Schools

City Council Hearing on New Public K-8 School at 585 Commercial Street on Monday, April 1, 2013

A City Council hearing on the proposed new school at 585 Commercial St. has been scheduled for Monday at 10:00 am at City Hall. NOW is the time show your support! Think about what being able to go to a good neighborhood school means to each family. Think about friends and neighbors you know personally, Read More…

Community Photos & Videos Real Estate Schools

Downtown School Announcement at 585 Commercial Street Cheered by Local Officials and Families [Slideshow]

It was a celebratory mood at Friday’s official announcement by Mayor Tom Menino that the City of Boston is acquiring the North End / Waterfront property at 585 Commercial Street to be renovated for a new K-8 public school in Downtown Boston. Since the news initially came out, it was disclosed that the City’s purchase Read More…

Real Estate Schools

City to Buy 585 Commercial Street in North End / Waterfront for New K-8 Public School

News on the development of 585 Commercial Street has taken a serious turn toward the benefit of Downtown Boston families as the City of Boston is close to acquiring the property for a new K-8 public school, according to people close to the situation. The new school is expected to open in 2016 and serve Read More…

Schools

Boston School Choice Advisory Committee Selects No Zone Home-Based/A Plan

The Mayor’s External Advisory Committee on Student Assignment has recommended the “no zone” Home-Based/A school choice plan that creates a list of schools for each student based on his or her family’s home address. In this model, each student has at least six choices based on school quality. Read more on how Home-Based/A works. Eliot School Read More…

Schools Transportation

Boston Public Schools Closed Tuesday; Snow Emergency and Parking Ban Continue

In a collective sigh of “you’ve got to be kidding,” parents bemoaned the news that Boston Public Schools would be closed again on Tuesday, February 12th due to the ongoing snow emergency. Tuesday’s weather forecast for Boston? Clear, highs in the mid-40s. “The safety of our students comes first, and schools will remain closed as Read More…

Community Health & Environment Police & Fire Transportation

Sunday Blizzard Update – T Service Resumes, Trash on Regular Schedule But Boston Public Schools Closed Monday

As of mid-day on Sunday, February 10th, the clean-up and recovery efforts from the Blizzard of 2013 are continuing with the following headlines: Boston Public Schools will be closed on Monday, February 11th … read more Parking Ban & Snow Emergency remain in effect … read more Trash and recycling are on a normal schedule Read More…

Schools Transportation

Boston Snow Emergency Declared Starting Friday at Noon; Boston Public Schools Closed and MTBA Shuts Down 3:30 PM on Friday

The City of Boston has declared a snow emergency, starting noon on Friday, in preparation for the upcoming winter blizzard. Other Friday impacts: Boston Public Schools are closed, the MBTA will close at 3:30 pm and all drivers are encouraged to be off the streets by noon. Parking is prohibited from snow emergency streets. On Read More…

Community Government Real Estate Schools

Where is the Money in the North End / Waterfront and Downtown Boston?

As part of its school choice/quality review, Boston Public Schools published a map of Boston’s median household income using 2011 data by census block. Enlarging the North End / Waterfront and Downtown Boston area shows some interesting dynamics. (Blue is “high” or “very high” while pink is “low” or “very low.”) The North End / Read More…

Schools

School Choice “Zone / No Zone” Options on the Table – Vote in the Poll

Proposing the most significant change for public school choice in decades, Boston Public Schools has released four new “zone” options and one “no zone” option. All of the proposals are a substantial shift away from the current large 3-zone model, with a move toward more “neighborhood schools” and less busing. Chair of the City Council Read More…