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  • Exam School Initiative prep program expands seats for under-served youth in Boston Public Schools

    BOSTON - (Wednesday, April 26, 2016) - Boston Public Schools (BPS) announced today that the Exam School Initiative, a free study program for students seeking admission to the district's three exam schools, will expand the number of seats in the program this summer from 450 to 750 to provide more equitable access to academic rigor for students from the district's traditionally underrepresented schools.

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  • Boston Public Schools Receive $1.6M Federal Grant to Address Early Symptoms of Trauma in Students

    Boston - Monday, April 25, 2016 - Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang, in partnership with Attorney General Maura Healey, and the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance (MOVA) launched BPS CARES, a multi-tiered approach that focuses on creating awareness of respect, responsibility, and resilience among students. BPS received a $1.6 million federal grant to support initiatives that address early symptoms of trauma in students, families, and faculty.

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  • Children’s author Arthur Dorros visits the O’Donnell

    On Monday, April 11, children’s author Arthur Dorros visited with second and third-grade students at the O’Donnell Elementary School in East Boston. Library paraprofessional Sarah Bickel connected with Wondermore, a nonprofit organization that brings children’s authors and illustrators into urban schools to sponsor the visit. She was supported by her principal, C. Sura O’Mard, who said: “making connections from text to the real world is the best learning tool a child can use!”

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  • Last day of school will be Friday, June 24

    Boston, MA — April 8, 2016 — Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang has informed the BPS community that Friday, June 24, 2016, will be the last day of school this year. In the spirit of collaboration, this decision was reached jointly with the Boston Teachers Union (BTU). The last day of school was previously scheduled to be the following Monday due to the present number of snow days we have had this year and the upcoming holidays. Additionally, Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24 will be early dismissal days.

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