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Series: Sports In Boston Public Schools, Only A Game

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In professional sports, Boston is TitleTown, U.S.A. Since 2001, the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins have won a combined seven league championships.

If only the same could be said of sports in Boston Public Schools. Just four years ago, Boston’s student-athletes performed in shabby — and even dangerous — conditions. Today, the city’s school sports program has undergone unprecedented changes.

In a weeklong series (May 13-17, 2013), Karen Given and Doug Tribou of WBUR’s Only A Game examine the current state of sports in Boston’s public schools and the public-private partnerships working to improve students’ performance on and off the field.

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