Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today that he has chosen veteran school leader and former BPS chief of staff, Rachel Skerritt, as Boston Latin School's 28th headmaster. Ms. Skerritt, who graduated from Boston Latin School (BLS) in 1995 and taught English at her alma mater, will become the first person of color and the third woman to lead the institution in its 382-year-history.
The Boston School Committee passed the fiscal year 2018 Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) budget during its March 22 meeting, totaling $1.061 billion. The budget is the largest in BPS history, representing a projected $40 million increase since last year, and a $143 million increase since Mayor Martin J. Walsh took office in 2014 despite declining state and federal aid.
A crowd of family members, teachers and friends were on hand today to congratulate 22 Boston youth from across the City competing in Boston’s tenth annual BCYF Citywide Spelling Bee at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.
On Thursday, March 16, Boston Public Schools (BPS) showcased Peters Projection maps that are intended to counter a biased view of the world found in traditional maps through an interactive event in the Bolling Building featuring a 20-foot EarthView Globe — created by Bridgewater State University — that visitors can walk through.
Boston Public Schools' (BPS) Warren-Prescott K-8 School will receive a $110,903 grant from RSM, of Boston, as a result of the school's strategic initiative to engage community partnerships that advance school priorities and strengthen community.
The Boston Public Schools (BPS) is proud to announce today that the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a national leader on teacher issues, has named the district a winner in the first-ever "Great Districts for Great Teachers" initiative. NCTQ chose BPS after a rigorous 18-month evaluation proved that BPS is a national leader in developing and caring for great teachers so they, in turn, can deliver great instruction to their students.
Ceronne Daly, director of diversity programs for Boston Public Schools (BPS), was recently awarded the 2016 Excellence in Education award from University of Massachusetts Boston (UMASS Boston) and the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). The award honors public school employees who demonstrate commitment to expanding opportunities for those preparing to become school leaders in a public school system.
In the fall of 2016, Linda Ruiz Davenport, director of K-12 mathematics for Boston Public Schools (BPS), was named Director At-Large and board member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
Middle and high school students will represent approximately 300 exhibits, as they learn important science and engineering concepts and also how scientists and engineers investigate and make sense of the world.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the release of BuildBPS, a ten-year Educational and Facilities Master Plan for the Boston Public Schools. BuildBPS is a dynamic and strategic document, as well as an interactive digital tool, which provides the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools, and Boston's residents with the data and guidance to bring Boston's school buildings into the 21st Century.
Today the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the Boston Public Health Commission released statements and background information to clarify reviews of air quality and ventilation that were mentioned on the interactive tool on the website of BuildBPS, the school district’s 10 year educational and facilities master plan, which was released on March 1.