METCO: A Great Experience, But Only For The Few?

 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)

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 →

Week Ahead: Scheduled Events In Education

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 →

African-American Girls Face Obstacles In Our Schools

A new report highlights the obstacles that limit African American girls' educational opportunities. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

A new report highlights the obstacles that limit African American girls' educational opportunities. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

African-American girls are more likely to face harsh punishment, suspension, receive poor grades or be held back a grade than other girls their age.

In fact, African-American girls are faring worse than the national average for girls on a number of academic measures, according to a new report released by the National Women’s Law Center and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Read More →

School Committee Roundup: $2m School Study In Somerville, Medford Pool, Westborough MASC Resolutions

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 →