After Failed Charter School Expansion, Baker Focuses On Small-Scale Education Initiatives
Gov. Charlie Baker focused the first two years of his term on expanding charter schools in Massachusetts. When that failed, Baker shifted much of his attention to other smaller programs.
Gonzalez Pitches 'Bold Vision' On Education With Few Specifics
If elected governor, the Democrat is proposing big initiatives: universal access to high quality preschool and childcare, debt-free college tuition at public colleges and an endowment tax.
Boston Plans To Close 3 Schools As Part Of Facilities Master Plan
West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy, which share a building, are slated to close at the end of this school year. Officials also plan to close the John W....
How 6 Mass. Communities Are Imagining Life Beyond MCAS
The communities are trying out new ways to evaluate student learning beyond the test. They hope tests will remain just...
As Charter Schools Narrow Achievement Gaps, Some Rethink Strict Discipline
Some charters have narrowed the gap between white or affluent students and students of color. But those high-achieving schools have...
WBUR Poll: Most Mass. Voters Would Pay Higher Taxes To Support Local Schools
Though Massachusetts public schools regularly rank as top in the nation, a clear majority of the state's voters believe they...
Stark, Stubborn 'Achievement Gaps' Persist 25 Years After Education Reform
Massachusetts schools are heralded as the "best in the nation," but tests also show wide achievement gaps between white students...
Sister Who Wrote Viral Opioids Obit, Burlington Police Chief: 'Shame' And 'Stigma' Are Barriers To Help For Addicts
An obituary for Maddie Linsenmeir is generating a big response. We speak to her sister who wrote it, and to the police chief in Maddie's hometown of Burlington, Vermont, about what our society needs amid the opioid crisis.
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