METCO buses non-white students from Boston and Springfield to outlying suburbs. The program faces challenges as its demand far outweighs its capabilities. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
William “Sir William” Mosley loved playing the baritone horn as a member of Wayland High’s marching band. As a middle school student, Mosley dedicated hours outside of school to crafting his sound on the large brass instrument.
And it paid off.
In a moment that still makes him proud over 30 years later, a picture of the 7th grade student nicknamed “Sir William” carrying his baritone and playing his heart out, made it into The Wayland Town Crier, Wayland’s local newspaper (pictured below).
A well-loved and respected member of the Wayland community, Mosley, however, did not live in the town. He boarded a bus at 6:20 a.m. to get from Boston to Wayland High School by 8 a.m. every day. Read More →
The Board of Trustees at Roxbury Prepatory Charter School closed out their fiscal year and welcomed in the new one by analyzing their performance the previous year across a number of standards: closing academic achievement gaps, serving a student population that is reflective of Boston, school culture, teachers, teacher development, … Read More →
Our weekly roundup of top education events in the state:
Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Young Education Professionals – Boston hosts “YEP-Boston Education Fall Speed Networking” at Julep Bar, 200 High St. in Boston. This will be a chance to connect with other like-minded education professionals and grow your network. All … Read More →
Palmer Public School Committee member David Lynch noted that the school committee raised concerns over a lack of funding for education coming from the state. The cost of special education requirements in particular were discussed. The district, Lynch said, is aiming to reduce the number of students sent to … Read More →
As diversity explodes in school rooms across the country, it is imperative that public school curricula reflect the internationalization of communities — something not done by Common Core, Eric Silverman says.
Silverman, professor at Wheelock College and member of the Framingham, Mass. School Committee, writes that it is Read More →
The Somerville School Committee approved a $2 million design and feasibility study, the Somerville Journal Reports.
The Aldermen Finance Committee voted unanimously Monday to allow the city to borrow through a bond, the funds needed to conduct the study and design. The full board is expected to approve the bond at its meeting tonight. Read More →
TEC Connections Academy’s lead administrator, Dr. Tyler Page, joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to discuss the newest virtual school in the state.
Nearly a month into the academic year, teachers and children are settling into classrooms across the state. But for more than 350 students enrolled in the state’s … Read More →