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By adamg - 7/8/20 - 9:19 am

The Bay State Banner reports the BPS's Opportunity and Achievement Gap Task Force unanimously urged a one-year halt on exams because of Covid-19 - just as some colleges are doing with SATs, two days before BPS announced it would be using a test from a non-profit testing concern.

By adamg - 7/6/20 - 9:52 am

BPS last week announced it will use an exam developed by NWEA, an Oregon-based testing non-profit, for the city's three exam schools: Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy and the O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 1:00 pm

Brookline school officials announced today they have sent notices of potential layoffs to teachers and staffers in an attempt to patch a $6.3-million hole in its budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 - but that it is still looking at ways to bring the workers back in time for the start of school this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/20 - 11:16 am
Baby and mom about to come out of SUV on Storrow Drive

Mom and baby about to come out into the world. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports that by the time EMTs and state troopers got to the outbound side of Storrow Drive just before the Mass. Ave. Bridge around 11 p.m. yesterday, the state had a new resident: Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/20 - 9:21 am

MySouthborough.com reports on an incident serious enough for Southborough schools to notify police and parents, involving a teacher who mistakenly let somebody IDing as just "iPhone" into a class about to start, only to have the person display "an inappropriate profile image" to the three students who had already logged in.

By adamg - 4/24/20 - 1:38 pm

Jamaica Plain News talks to Katie Grassa, principal of the Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain about the challenges of running what is now a distributed school.

I’m used to using getting hundreds of hugs a day or high fives in the hallway, fist bumps from kids. But it has shifted to lots of waves and excited faces when I hop onto Zoom calls.

By adamg - 4/24/20 - 9:45 am
Dale Street playground in Roslindale with no kids

Unlike most playgrounds, there's no fence or gate to lock at the playground on Dale Street in Roslindale, at the edge of Sherrin Woods. But there is this sign. And on a nice spring afternoon yesterday, there were no kids.

By adamg - 4/21/20 - 12:18 pm

COVID-19 Update: April 21, 2020

Gov. Baker made the announcement at his daily press conference; said there's no way to assure a safe environment for all students. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/20 - 3:57 pm

COVID-19 Update: April 17, 2020

At his daily press conference today, Gov. Baker said he will announce a decision on whether to order public schools shut for the remainder of the school year "shortly." Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/20 - 9:15 am

WBZ reports BPS is using some of its buses to deliver food to families whose kids can't make it to school meal distribution points.

By adamg - 4/11/20 - 1:28 pm

WBUR reports.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 10:49 pm

Perfection Towing Birthday Convoy!

It was Anthony's birthday today, but, of course, he couldn't have a party with his friends. So trucker friends of his father, Mike, who owns a Watertown towing company, got together behind the wheels of their rigs and gave him a parade. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/20 - 10:17 am

WBUR talks to some members of a new-moms group - which meets online, of course.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:17 am

The middle of a pandemic, when students and teachers are still getting used to doing things online, is no time to talk about what could be a fundamental restructuring of BPS, several city councilors say. The Dorchester Reporter has more.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 10:43 pm

Neal Doyle has put together a map of teddy bears in windows in the three neighborhoods for families that want to go teddy-bear hunting.

Window bears in Hyde Park.

By adamg - 3/31/20 - 9:24 am
Roosevelt School teacher saying hi to a student from afar

Darryl Houston of Hyde Park reports on a visit yesterday from Melinda Hawkes, his daughter's teacher at the Roosevelt K-8 School: Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 11:56 pm

All the teddy bears you can try to see on a teddy-bear hunt in Hyde Park.

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