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Boston Schools

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Cutting School Bus Rides For 7th, 8th Graders

Seventh and eighth graders in Boston could soon find themselves having to take the T instead of a school bus to campus.

Under Interim Superintendent John McDonough’s proposed $973 million budget for the next school year, 120 central office positions would be cut, as well as bus service for many middle school students. Instead, seventh and eighth graders who would have been bused will get MBTA passes.

02/28/2014

Boston Public Schools

Controversy Surrounds Boston Public School Teacher Evaluations

It’s a report card of sorts for Boston Public School teachers, just released by the administration.

11/21/2013

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Boston Sees Math Gains On “Nation’s Report Card”

Boston’s fourth and eighth graders have scored better in math than peers in large cities on a national test known at the “Nation’s Report Card.”

12/07/2011

Superintendent Carol Johnson

NightSide – Boston School Superintendant Carol Johnson Joins Dan Rea

Boston School Superintendant Carol Johnson joins Dan Rea to discuss transportation costs.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/23/2011

Boston Public Schools

Boston School Committee Okays $830 Million Budget

The Boston School Committee has voted for a budget that cuts up to 300 positions through attrition and retirement, closes nine schools and merges eight others to plug a $63 million budget gap.

03/23/2011

Boston School Closings

Menino Pushes For School Closings, Mergers Plan

“There are 5,600 empty seats in our school district. These empty seats are costing taxpayers over $20 million a year,” Mayor Menino said Tuesday.

12/14/2010

Superintendent's plan closes 6 Boston schools

Boston’s school superintendent is proposing closing six public schools and a learning center as part of a plan to move students out of underperforming schools.

10/07/2010

Curious Why Busing Continues In Boston

At a time when schools need every dollar, is it time to end busing in Boston? Tony in Peabody thinks so; he Declared his Curiosity : “Boston could…

10/01/2010

Segregation in Boston area schools?

A new study shows that public schools in the Boston and Springfield areas are among the most racially segregated in the nation.

09/20/2010