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  • MCAS results: Efforts to boost 3rd grade reading, mathematics show progress

    A focus on early literacy is showing signs of promise in the Boston Public Schools, with 3rd grade English Language Arts MCAS proficiency scores rising by four points in scores released today after three consecutive years of decline. BPS students are also outpacing the state in MCAS score growth across nearly every grade. English Language Learners and students with disabilities are also sustaining high levels of academic growth, a trend that began last year and is holding relatively steady today.

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  • Students invited to apply for Exam Schools and Advanced Work Class programs

    Click here to learn more about the September 26 deadline to register for the Exam School admissions test and the October 10 deadline for non-BPS students to register for the AWC entrance exam.

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  • October is Success Boston College Month

    College is a family choice, and college planning begins in Kindergarten. These two themes will guide a City of Boston initiative, College Month, from September 27 through October 31. While College Month 2014 may target Boston high school students across the City, Success Boston and the Boston Public Schools plan to spark early college awareness in students and families of the state’s largest school district.

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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.