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Beleaguered Baxter Academy prepares to open
For an institution that isn’t even open yet, the Baxter Academy for Technology and Science has certainly engendered a remarkable amount of controversy.
Back to School
| August 30, 2013
School reform comes to Maine
Of all the conservative policies pushed through in the wake of Maine's Republican takeover last year, there is one on which the right and left may be able to find common ground.
What we know, and what we have yet to learn, about changing education
| August 19, 2011
Shaking up the school system
Rhode Island education commissioner Deborah Gist’s take-charge style could make a winner of a state that often seems destined to fail. But critics say her free-market approach won’t work.
| April 23, 2010
Stop Lying About Charter Schools!!!
In the latest stubborn attempt to blast charter school opponents, Boston University assistant education professor Cara Stillings Candal yesterday dropped a hot shit pile on...
| January 08, 2010
Missing in action
Good-government advocates often breathe a sigh of relief when the legislature quits Beacon Hill.
The legislature vacations while crisis looms
| December 11, 2009
The battle for our city schools
In your recent story “ Boston Public-School Apartheid? ”, charter public schools are faulted for taking disadvantaged Boston students and sending them on to excellent high schools and, eventually, college. Why shouldn’t low-income students of color have
Boston Phoenix letters, October 23, 2009
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| October 23, 2009
Calling us to account
To use the word “accountable” in conjunction with Mayor Thomas M. Menino is laughable in the extreme, because if there’s one thing that this guy is not, it’s accountable.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 16, 2009
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| October 16, 2009
Boston public-school apartheid?
At the Edward W. Brooke School in Roslindale — a kindergarten-to-eighth-grade public charter school — the push to advance graduates to elite secondary programs begins in fifth grade.
Think busing was a problem in this town? Some are labeling charter schools as Boston's newest educational battleground
| October 09, 2009
Fixing Boston Schools
The race to elect a new mayor of Boston has been in progress for several weeks, and at last there are indications that the candidates are capable of intelligent thought — at least about improving the city's public schools.
Three new ways of thinking
| June 10, 2009
Making a musical connection
In 1998, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma envisioned connecting artists and audiences around the world by focusing on the cultures along the historic 4000-mile Silk Road trade route.
| March 04, 2009
This year’s Massachusetts governor’s race was fraught with significance.
How the Mass media failed voters in 2006
| November 02, 2006
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