MCAS Exams Getting First Overhaul In Nearly 20 YearsThe statewide Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams are getting their first overhaul since their creation nearly two decades ago.
Standardized Testing On Agenda Of State Education BoardThe future of standardized testing is on the agenda of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Boston Students Walk Out Of Classes To Protest Proposed Budget Cuts At City HallHundreds of students across the city walked out of classes Tuesday afternoon to protest proposed cuts to the Boston Public Schools budget.
Obama Administration Tells Public Schools To Allow Transgender Bathroom AccessPublic schools must now permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.
Mock Crash Reminds Burlington Students Of Drunk Driving DangersThree days before prom, safety officials put on a presentation at Burlington High School Tuesday to make sure kids understand the risks of drinking and driving--and all of it played out in real time.
Harvard Rule Banning Single-Sex Club Members From Leadership Positions Sees Some BacklashHarvard University is barring members of single-sex only social clubs from serving as sports captains or leaders of other campus groups, but some on campus aren't happy about that.
'Walk-Ins' Held At Boston Schools To Protest Budget Cuts, Charter School ImpactStudents, parents and educators from several schools around Boston held “walk-ins” before school on Wednesday to protest budget cuts and the allocation of money to charter schools.
Malia Obama To Attend Harvard University After Gap YearPresident Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017.
New Federal Website For Student Loan RepaymentsThe U.S. Department of Education has launched a new website for student loan borrowers.
2 More Boston Schools Found To Have Unsafe Levels Of Lead In Drinking WaterDrinking fountains at the Boston Latin Academy in Roxbury and the Murphy School in Dorchester have been found to contain high levels of lead.
Mass. To Offer Tuition Rebates For Community College, State University StudentsMassachusetts plans to offer tuition rebates to full-time, qualifying students who begin their studies at a community college and go on to earn a bachelor's degree at a state university.
Day Care Costs More Than College In Massachusetts, Study FindsInfant care in the Bay State is the priciest in the country.