The Boston School Committee voted overwhelmingly to extend the school day by 40 minutes in 60 Boston public schools. The vote is the final step in approving the agreement forged by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the Boston Teachers Union. The additional time, which will be phased in over three years, will begin this fall in 20 schools.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Superintendent John McDonough in announcing that the Boston Public Schools (BPS) graduation rate has hit a historic milestone with newly released data showing the district’s graduation rate at the highest-level in recorded history.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently announced the creation of C-Town Tech, an information technology (IT) program at Charlestown High School. The program, which helps students earn college credit in high school, is aimed at ensuring more youth complete high school, earn a college degree, and are well prepared for career success. C-Town Tech is currently recruiting for the program that will launch at the school in September 2015.