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  • At His Own Pace: How Our Son with Autism Transitioned to School

    "Like many parents of kindergarteners, on that first day of school I was nervous, and so was my child. Unlike other children, though, Michael was experiencing a meltdown. Within a few hours, the teacher texted me a picture of him playing blocks with the note 'he’s doing fine.'"

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  • How The Peters Projection Maps Help Validate Our Students' Cultural Identities

    While we have received overwhelming praise for introducing a map that more accurately reflects land size, our decision has launched widespread debate on the accuracy of all maps in general.

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  • 2017 BPS Boston Marathon Runners

    ​Check out ​some of our very own BPS staff who ran the 2017 Boston Marathon

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  • 826 Boston: Helping Students Find Their Voice Through Writing

    When Agnes Ugoji first came to an 826 Boston Writers' Room at the John D. O’Bryant High School as a ninth grader, she did not think of herself as a writer. Then she joined the slam poetry team, wrote and revised poems alongside her peers and an 826 Boston coach, and gained confidence in her exquisite gifts as a poet.

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  • How One Art Teacher Empowers Students to Tell Their Stories

    It’s been 17 years since I embarked in this wonderful path of teaching visual arts. After graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1997, I found myself in graduate school and recently married. Holding a student visa, my only choice was to work on campus. I never imagined I was about to enter a life-changing path.

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  • Prominent Bostonian Women in History

    March is Women's History Month. Here is some information about important women who have contributed to Boston's history.

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  • Celebrating Music in Our Schools Month: How Music Helped Me Advance in Education

    Beyond the mere lifting of our moods and daily spirits, music is often the conduit by which we are often transformed and inspired to achieve. I can personally attest to this belief because it has made a remarkable difference in my life for decades.

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  • Embracing a Love of Reading at the Murphy K-8 Library

    It’s always busy in the Murphy K-8 Library! Each day a schedule of five classes, ranging in grades from K1-8, visit the Murphy library. I serve as the school librarian and lead students in lessons ranging from information literacy (finding and using information in the library), using technology, and of course sharing a love of reading through read aloud sessions. Students also have a chance to view and choose books each week.

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  • Determined to Close Opportunity and Achievement Gaps

    As the Assistant Superintendent for Opportunity and Achievement Gaps of the Office of Opportunity and Achievement Gaps (OAG) for the Boston Public Schools (BPS), I work to eliminate cultural and structural barriers and promote culturally affirming practices for student populations who have been marginalized, helping to create the opportunities needed for achievement.

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  • BPS - A Great Choice for Your Child

    Each year as school registration rolls around I’m reminded of my parents’ efforts to select schools for my five siblings and me. My parents took the time to find schools that met the needs of each of their children. They felt that it was one of the most important decisions a parent could make: providing your child a strong educational foundation is critical for long-term success.

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