Posted 3:05 p.m. Updated 4:21 p.m. *** FRAMINGHAM – President Priscila Sousa recently named the seven sub-committees of the Framingham School Board. There are 9 elected school committee members and seven sub-committees for this 2022-23 term. Each sub-committee has four members. The chair of the school committee has the powerRead More →

Boston city councilors are taking steps to transition the mayoral-appointed policy-making body that oversees Boston’s public schools to an elected board. City councilors Ricardo Arroyo and Julia Mejia on Wednesday reintroduced a bylaws petition, which they originally filed last year, that would allow residents to elect school committee members. TheRead More →

Mayor Michelle Wu today announced the appointment of Dr. Stephen Alkins to the Boston School Board, for a 4-year term. The Boston School Committee is the governing body of Boston’s public schools. “Dr. Alkins has dedicated his career to bringing about the systemic change needed in this time,” said MayorRead More →

WESTERLY — Current high school students are open-minded about sexuality and understand that the country has at times struggled with discrimination, prejudice and racism, according to the school board’s student representative. Dominick Lombard, who was appointed as student representative in December, raised the issues with the school committee at itsRead More →

FRAMINGHAM – On Wednesday evening, the Framingham school committee elected Priscila Sousa as its next president. The vote was historic as Sousa is the first woman of color to hold this title. It’s also historic because Sousa, like many students in the public school district, started out in a Portuguese-speakingRead More →

First published at 12:25 a.m. Last updated at 8:28 a.m. *** FRAMINGHAM – For the first time ever, the Framingham School Board has a woman of color as chairperson. The school committee elected Priscila Sousa, a member of the school committee for District 5, by an 8-0-1 vote, to beRead More →

Elli Miles, the daughter of Maria Bartini and Ronald Miles of Clarksburg, was named this year’s recipient of the Certificate of Academic Excellence from the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents. Superintendent Barbara Malkas presents Elli Miles with the Certificate of Excellence. Malkas reads the story of outgoing members, Mayor ThomasRead More →

Last month, nearly 80% of Boston voters backed a nonbinding referendum asking voters to elect their school board members. Parents, students, advocates and city councilors began imagining on Monday what it would look like, how many members should be elected and from where. “There is a desire for the schoolRead More →

During a two-day visit to the UM campus, the first class of students from Marygrove worked together on problem-solving and engineering projects. Image credit: Heather Nash Discussions around the fall return to in-person school after more than a year of remote learning have largely focused on the general impact onRead More →

The Board and School Select Committee considered seven candidates to fill the School Committee vacancy due to the resignation of former member Andrea Prestwich effective October 20. They narrowed down the choices to six candidates, Ralph Jones, Frances Leighton, Jeffrey Liberty, Glenn Robertelli, Jung Yueh and Amy Zuccarello. After askingRead More →

City officials say the new policy will allow all kindergarten students access to accelerated learning, which the mayor says will provide an equitable model for children to “realize their full potential.” The program, named Brilliant NYC, will remove the test given to 4-year-olds before they enter kindergarten to identify “giftedRead More →

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC — Educators are going the extra mile to make sure kids know where their food comes from. All 25 public schools in Craven County are participating in the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Farm to School Program. What do you want to know North Carolina Department ofRead More →

The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday approved an agreement between the city and EF Education First to improve infrastructure around Trinity Broadcasting’s former headquarters to accommodate pedestrian and transit needs, paving the way for company to set up a for-profit English language program. school on the property. The 6-1Read More →