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Boston Latin School Ranked Best High School in Massachusetts

Boston Latin School Ranked Best High School in Massachusetts

The school was also ranked 56th in the nation.
Students Set to Run Stands for Lemonade Day Boston This May

Students Set to Run Stands for Lemonade Day Boston This May

Students will gain entrepreneurship skills through the effort across Boston.
Boston Parents to Receive New School Assignments This Week

Boston Parents to Receive New School Assignments This Week

With a new home-based choice system, 73 percent of incoming K2 families have received the their top choice for schools.
Boston Schools to Open Up Search for New Teachers

Boston Schools to Open Up Search for New Teachers

Officials are looking to recruit from outside the Boston district for as many as 1,000 positions.
Boston School Budget Cuts Could Impact Student Bus Service

Boston School Budget Cuts Could Impact Student Bus Service

Seventh and eight-grade students affected by cut bus service would instead receive MBTA passes.
Boston School Deficit Could Result in Layoffs This Year

Boston School Deficit Could Result in Layoffs This Year

An initial budget includes a $14 million shortfall that could result in layoffs by June 30.
Boston Public Schools Closed Wednesday

Boston Public Schools Closed Wednesday

A Snow Emergency goes into effect as of 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Snow Days Don't Impact Student Learning, Harvard Professor Finds

Snow Days Don't Impact Student Learning, Harvard Professor Finds

New findings from Harvard reveal that keeping schools open during a storm could be potentially more detrimental to learning than school closure.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Did the School Bus Strike Impact You?

Did the School Bus Strike Impact You?

Did the strike affect you? Do you believe the wildcat strike was necessary, or should they not allow their concerns to affect the students?
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.
Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.
France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France wants to ban Honey Boo Boo-style pageants and crass child advertising. The former would never happen in the US, but the latter could.