Dorchester Elementary School exits turnaround status, numerous Boston Public Schools meet or exceed goals

BOSTON — Thursday, September 27, 2018 — Today, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its annual statewide school and district accountability results, which reflect overall improvement for the Boston Public Schools (BPS) as a district and for numerous schools, including the John Winthrop Elementary School in Dorchester, which is exiting “Turnaround” status. Continue reading

Superintendent Tommy Chang releases 100-Day Plan to Boston School Committee

Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang released today a 100-Day Plan that defines the district’s core values and lays out a series of projects that chart a course to improve the level of education across BPS schools, develop high-quality schools close to home for all students, and close the achievement gap. Continue reading

How to choose schools for your child

Long before the first day of school — Sept. 4 for Boston Public School students — parents search for the right school for their child. Some opt for suburban schools, some enroll by lottery, some take exam screenings or other attend a designated neighborhood school. Many factors play into a decision: passing or failing a screening exam, lottery selection, location and money — just to name a few. “Based on my observation, children of affluent families tend to go to exam schools and suburban schools, and children of working-class families go to one of the Boston neighborhood schools,” said Richard … Continue reading