• BPS announces budget plan that includes proposal to close four schools and one alternative education program. 

    Interim Superintendent John McDonough in his budget proposal to the Boston School Committee outlined his plan to fix structural imbalances in the district and invest in initiatives that lead to quality educational experiences for students. As part of that proposal, the following four schools and one alternative educational program are slated for closure at the end of the school year: 
    Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy, Rogers Middle School, West Roxbury Academy, Community Academy, and the Middle School Academy program.
    More details, including a schedule of parent and student meetings, are located here
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  • Boston Superintendent Candidates Selected; Public Interviews Scheduled.

    The Superintendent Search Committee formally and unanimously recommended four candidates to Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston School Committee for consideration as the next Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools. Dr. Dana Bedden, Dr. Tommy Chang, Deputy Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero and Superintendent-in-Residence Pedro Martinez were selected from more than 70 applicants as part of a year-long, nationwide search. Provide your feedback at: www.bostonpublicschools.org/supfeedback

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  • New Goal Set as BPS Launches 2015-2016 Teacher Hiring Season

    Boston Public Schools (BPS) Interim Superintendent John McDonough today launched the start of the 2015-2016 teacher hiring season. BPS aims to surpass last year’s record hiring season that resulted in 83% of its positions being filled by July 1. “Early hiring in our schools gives school leaders the opportunity to attract the best talent in the nation, joining the exceptional corps of teachers already in our classrooms,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “I’m proud that for the second year in a row we have been able to think differently and more strategically about our efforts to recruit diverse pool of high quality educators to Boston.”

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  • DESE Comprehensive Program Review Scheduled for March

    The Boston Public Schools announced today the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will perform a Coordinated Program Review this school year. As part of this Coordinated Program Review, Department staff will visit the district during the week of March 16, 2015. The Department routinely conducts such visits to satisfy federal and state requirements of specific education programs and services in schools throughout the Commonwealth.

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John McDonough
John McDonough
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As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families and students to develop within every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.