Headlines & Features

  • Chang praises Boston Latin students for launching diversity dialogue

    Superintendent Tommy Chang reflected on recent events at Boston Latin School in his remarks during the Boston School Committee meeting on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Dr. Chang praised BLS students for launching a courageous and important dialogue on diversity, inclusion, and closing the achievement gaps.

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  • BPS graduation rate at historic high

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang in announcing that the district’s graduation rate for the class of 2015 achieved an historic increase, rising four percentage points from the previous year to reach an all-time high of 70.7 percent. This represents a 4 percentage-point gain from the 2014 rate of 66.7 percent and continues an upward trend since 2006, when the figure was just over 59 percent, according to new data released today by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

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  • Superintendent updates community on 2016-17 BPS budget process

    On January 12, 2016, Superintendent Tommy Chang sent a letter to Boston Public Schools families outlining challenges being presented in the BPS budget for the 2016-2017 school year. The letter is posted in its entirety on this website, as well as a link of frequently asked questions about the budget.

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  • Boston School Committee reelects chairs, appoints new member

    The Boston School Committee on Monday, January 4, reelected Michael O’Neill to Chair and Dr. Hardin Coleman to Vice Chair in unanimous votes during its Annual Organizational Meeting. The voting came a short time after Mayor Martin J. Walsh swore in Alexandra Oliver-Dávila to her first term as a School Committee member. Oliver-Dávila is the executive director of Sociedad Latina Inc. and is a longtime advocate for Latino youth.

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