BPS Staff, City Leaders and Wally the Green Monster Join Thousands of Students in Walk to School Day
An estimated 3,500 Boston Public Schools (BPS) students from more than 14 schools serving grades K-8 took to the streets today as part of Walk to School Day, a biannual event coordinated by Safe Routes to School Boston. Funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies Partnership for Healthy Cities, this city-wide initiative aims to make walking to school safe, popular, and fun.
Boston Public Schools (BPS) is joining Success Boston and The Boston Foundation in highlighting College Month during October to promote a college-going culture for the district’s 57,000 students. With 72 percent of all jobs in Massachusetts anticipated to require post-secondary education and training by 2020, the urgency to prepare students for college and career is more important now than ever before.
Dorchester Elementary School Exits Turnaround Status, Numerous Boston Public Schools Meet or Exceed Goals
On Thursday, September 27, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its annual statewide school and district accountability results, which reflect overall improvement for the Boston Public Schools (BPS) as a district and for numerous schools, including the John Winthrop Elementary School in Dorchester, which is exiting “Turnaround” status. Two other BPS schools were highlighted by DESE as “Schools of Recognition” for making significant gains: the Winship Elementary School in Brighton and the Joseph P. Manning Elementary School in Jamaica Plain.
On Thursday, September 20, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Schools (BPS) Interim Superintendent Laura Perille joined students, staff, and families of the Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain to celebrate the grand re-opening of the school’s library, which was the result of two years of volunteer work and community fundraising of nearly $100,000.