Education

Harvard Gets Largest-Ever Gift: $350M For School Of Public Health

September 8, 2014
Gerald Chan (Courtesy Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications)

Harvard University is outlining details of the largest donation in the school’s 378-year history. The $350 million gift, in memory of a Hong Kong businessman, is to the Harvard School of Public Health.

Walsh Halts Proposal To Convert Boston’s Dearborn School Into A Charter

September 5, 2014
A view of the Dearborn school in Roxbury (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The city, for now, is sticking with plans to turn the Dearborn into Boston’s first STEM school.

‘It Was Like A War Zone’: Busing In Boston

September 5, 2014
African-American students board a school bus outside South Boston High School on Sept. 12, 1974 -- the first day of school and the first day of court-ordered busing. (AP)

With Boston public school students back in class, we recall a very different start to school 40 years ago.

Madison Park, Boston’s Only Vo-Tech High School, Tries To Emerge From Years Of Struggle

September 4, 2014
Madison Park High School in Roxbury (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Two weeks ago, some may have expected chaos — the district still hadn’t hired more than 60 staff members and teachers. But Madison Park High is showing signs of progress.

Brandeis Under Investigation For Handling Of Sexual Misconduct Case

September 4, 2014

Brandeis University is the target of a Title IX investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.

After Woman’s Fall, MIT Limits Frat Party-Size

September 4, 2014

Following a woman’s fall Sunday, fraternities and sororities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are being told they must limit parties to less than 50 people unless they get permission from city or town officials.

Boston Lays Out Safety Plans For Students Taking MBTA To School

September 3, 2014

About 2,100 eighth graders will begin taking the T to school this year instead of buses as part of a cost-saving measure.

Mayor Walsh Taps New Education Chief

September 3, 2014

Rahn Dorsey will bring 20 years of experience in public policy, education and public health issues to the newly created position.

Enrollment At UMass Campuses Reaches Record High

September 3, 2014

Enrollment at the five-campus University of Massachusetts system has reached a record high, while the academic achievement of students is also on the rise.

MIT Fraternity Suspended After Window Fall

September 3, 2014

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology fraternity has been suspended by the university and the national organization after a woman fell from a third-story window during a party last weekend.

Report: 3 Massachusetts Colleges Sue State

September 2, 2014

Northeastern University, Boston University, and Wellesley College claim the state Department of Revenue denied them millions of dollars in tax credits.

‘Spark Kindness’ Program Aims To Empower Kids, Combat Bullying

September 1, 2014

The organization began in 2010 as an anti-bullying initiative, and in four years, evolved to include tips around teaching and promoting the power of kindness.

College Move-In Weekend To Feature Inspections

August 30, 2014

City workers will conduct targeted housing inspections, trash inspections and information drops in student-heavy neighborhoods throughout the Labor Day weekend.

BPS Officials Say All Bus Routes Will Run Wednesday

August 26, 2014

Mayor Marty Walsh said the drivers’ union and the company that runs the city’s bus service are working to negotiate a new contract.

After Morning Delays, BPS Bus Routes Staffed

August 26, 2014

After another morning of delays due to understaffing on bus routes, the official Boston Public Schools’ account tweeted Tuesday afternoon that all routes will be staffed and on their normal schedules.

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