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  • Orchard Gardens K-8 Teacher Wins $25,000 Fishman Prize

    Erin Dukeshire, a 6th Grade Science teacher at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury, is one of only four teachers nationwide awarded the 2015 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice, a prestigious honor recognizing the nation’s most effective teachers working in high-poverty public schools. The first Boston Public Schools teacher to win the prize.

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  • BPS Celebrates the Class of 2015 Valedictorians

    Today was a proud day for 35 graduating seniors and their families as the Boston Public Schools and the city of Boston celebrated our class of 2015 valedictorians at a luncheon held at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Students were honored by Mayor Martin Walsh, Boston School Committee Chair Michael O’Neill, and School Superintendent John McDonough, and received backpacks and $100 gift certificates from the event’s main sponsor, Reebok. Emcee Meghan Irons, a Boston Globe reporter, a Dorchester native, and proud alumna of Burke High School and Emerson College, introduced each valedictorian. Click on the headline to read about each student.

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  • Celtics Celebrate Perfect Attendance

    Achieving a perfect attendance record for a single school year is hard enough but 25 Boston Public School middle school students pulled off an even more incredible feat – a three-peat.

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  • Boston Public Schools Shifts to Propane Buses

    BPS Purchases 86 Clean-Operating Blue Bird propane auto gas buses.

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  • Boston Public School Students Design their own “Know Your Rights” App

    A first of its kind phone app has been designed by the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC). The app will give Boston Public Schools (BPS) students information about their rights, virtually in the palm of their hand, and was developed to help enforce consistent use of the district’s progressive school discipline policies.

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  • High School Redesign Needs You

    What do we want our future high school graduates to know and be able to do? YOU DECIDE! Attend one of the upcoming meetings to share your ideas. Learn more by clicking on the image to the left.

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