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By adamg - 7/18/18 - 11:32 am

CommonWealth reports on the payout and glowing letter of recommendation now former School Superintendent Tommy Chang got in exchange for his "resignation."

By adamg - 6/25/18 - 2:42 pm

Soon to be ex-School Superintendent Tommy Chang issued a statement today that reads, in its entirety: Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/18 - 4:54 pm
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WBZ reports that Tommy Chang, Boston school superintendent since 2015, is leaving his job. The Globe reports that Chang, who came here from Los Angeles, is quitting even though he doesn't have another job lined up.

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By adamg - 2/22/18 - 5:47 pm

Boston School Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today he would fight any effort to arm BPS teachers - not that he's likely to see any proposal from either City Hall or BPD, where officials have long called for more restrictions on guns, not fewer. Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/17 - 12:42 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today he's scrubbing plans to start more elementary kids earlier and high-school kids later for the coming school year. Read more.

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By adamg - 11/30/17 - 4:15 pm

Mayor Walsh said today Boston is hiring Ernst & Young, which is already doing auditing work for the city, to review several years of student-activity-fund spending at the roughly 100 BPS schools that were not randomly audited earlier by the IRS. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/17 - 12:23 pm

The BPS Exam School Initiative, which aims to boost minority enrollment in the city's exam schools through free exam prep classes, held an open house at Boston Latin School this morning. School Superintendent Tommy Chang tweeted the following at Kenny Jervis, a longtime BPS parent advocate (and as you can see, cc'ed the mayor): Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/17 - 10:03 pm
Trans rights rally in Post Office Square in Boston

Trans rights march in Post Office Square, where DoE has offices. Photo by Jed Hresko.

Both Mayor Walsh and School Superintendent Tommy Change reaffirmed their commitment to protecting transgender students, the day after the Trump administration told schools they no longer had to do so - and never mind he once promised to protect them.

In a statement, Mayor Walsh said: Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/16 - 1:07 pm

This morning, Boston School Superintendent Tommy Chang tweeted:

Students, we ❤️ you. You are intelligent & beautiful. We are here for you today & always. Please share your feelings today.

UPDATE: BPS is offering counseling for "students who may be having a difficult time processing any fears or concerns they may have."

By adamg - 9/7/16 - 6:33 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang said outreach efforts by BPS and the Boston Latin School Association to get more minority students into prep classes for the ISEE class worked. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/16 - 2:25 pm

UPDATE: Story rewritten to take into account BPS comments.

WGBH reports School Superintendent Tommy Chang is looking at a plan that would require exam-school applicants be enrolled in a BPS school in fifth or sixth grade to apply to one of the city's three exam schools - as a way of dealing with the minority-enrollment issue at Boston Latin School. Read more.

By jenn g - 6/27/16 - 12:56 pm

The recent issues at BLS being reported by the media are indicators of a larger problem within the City of Boston, and it's time for constituents of Boston's legislators and officials to hold those truly responsible accountable for their inaction.

By adamg - 6/24/16 - 6:47 pm

BPS says it will appoint an interim headmaster for Boston Latin School next week as officials begin what they say is a national effort to find a replacement for Lynne Mooney Teta, who resigned this week.

Meanwhile, BPS has yet to say publicly what process it will use to replace Nicole Gittens, who is resigning as headmaster at the O'Bryant School.

In a letter to Boston Latin students, teachers, staff, alumni and parents ... Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/16 - 3:43 pm

The Globe posts a letter from 12 city councilors who say they are outraged over the news that kids at some schools may have taken drinks from water fountains with unacceptably high lead levels. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/16 - 2:18 pm

This just in from School Superintendent Tommy Chang on the news that students at four schools may have drunk water from bubblers with higher than allowed lead levels: Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/16 - 9:59 pm

School Superintendent Tommy Chang said tonight that any changes to the BPS calendar wouldn't happen until at least the 2017-2018 school year, if not later - or if at all. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/16 - 6:44 pm

The Globe reports School Superintendent Tommy Chang wants to start school before Labor Day and make Boston the first community in the state to get rid of February vacation.

This would let BPS have a longer Christmas break, so students with relatives overseas could have more time to spend with families abroad - something not sitting well with people who couldn't afford to fly abroad even if they did have family there.

By adamg - 3/16/16 - 11:01 pm

BPS officials said tonight roughly $6 million being pumped into high schools to stave off teacher layoffs comes from an anticipated increase in state aid for the effects of losing students to charter schools. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/16 - 6:18 am

The Globe reports Mayor Walsh has told School Superintendent Tommy Chang to put more money into high schools following this week's student protests over potential cuts to foreign-language and other programs.

Walsh is hoping the state comes through with $5 million in extra reimbursement for the loss of students to charter schools the Globe reports. But part of the money will come from not expanding Advanced Work Classes in grades 4-6. The classes, which offer more rigorous instruction, are seen as a conduit to the city's exam schools and Chang had made their expansion part of his plans for improving tests scores in general and for dealing with racial disparities at Boston Latin School.

By adamg - 3/4/16 - 2:15 pm

Albert Holland, who came out of retirement to help steady Madison Park when it fell apart on the very first day of school two years ago, is coming out of retirement again, this time to help Boston Latin School to create "a more inclusive and respectful school culture and helping faculty address issues of racism and bias," BPS announced today.

In a statement, School Superintendent Tommy Chang said: Read more.

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