Imagine if our schools were reporting students to ICE. Oh wait!
Early indications re. budget cuts. Says BTU’s Jessica Tang, “Schools shouldn’t have to decide between a library and a nurse. We need to figure out what we think all students deserve and how do we get them access to what they need to thrive.”
Last year’s budget cycle included talk of every school getting enough $ to offer a good education. Remember?!?
Sadly, we’re not surprised how many BPS schools don’t have libraries. This is a long standing problem.
How has BPS so royally messed up the ratings of schools?!? This is one of the key mechanisms by which some students access quality schools.
Eliminating middle schools: “It’s hard to imagine grade reconfiguration—and school closures—won’t become volatile, too.” Thank you Boston Magazine for making the connection between grade reconfiguration and school closures.
Woops. Glitch in the registration process “will be fixed immediately.”
City Council wants to talk about elected School Committee. “I think our community — the city of Boston deserves a conversation on what the best structure is,” Councilor Kim Janey said. “The reason for an appointed board is to have a direct line to the mayor. We also have to make sure there is accountability to parents and students.”
Here’s your primer on how to get space for your charter school in our district school. Thanks Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE).
Elected School Committee? “A Facebook poll showed support for an elected school committee was ahead of support for the current appointed system 97 percent to 3 percent with 197 responses.”‘