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  • "You must take it upon yourselves to receive the highest education possible, so that you can represent us well in the future as leaders."- Nelson Mandela

    The gymnasium shared by Madison Park Technical Vocational High and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science was dedicated to Nelson Mandela on June 23, 2015, which is exactly twenty-five years since Mr. Mandela’s famous visit to Madison Park.

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  • “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”- Olivia Link

    Olivia Link is a Boston Arts Academy valedictorian who has not only excelled academically, but who has also excelled in the arts. She was introduced to BAA at a very young age. When the school first opened around 1998, her mother taught a photography class at the school and she would accompany her mom to work. Some of the founding faculty members have known Olivia since she was a baby.

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  • Boston’s John F. Kennedy STEM Innovation School Received HRC’s “Welcoming Schools” Award

    The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization, on June 16, 2015, honored the Jamaica Plain public elementary school for embracing acceptance and inclusion.

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  • The Greening of BPS

    Schools, programs and students go above and beyond in school based, local and regional challenges! Check out the winners of the Race to Recycle and the Greenovate Community Summit on Climate Change's Community Engagement awards!

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  • Free Summer Meals Program Kicks Off July 1

    Boston Public Schools Summer Food Service Program will provide free breakfasts and lunches to Boston children under the age of 19, from July 1 through August 28 at over 140 locations throughout the city.

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  • Congressman Patrick Kennedy Keynoted BPS’ Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model Showcase

    Interim Superintendent John McDonough joined Keynote Speaker, former congressman Patrick Kennedy in advocating for the support of behavioral health services, stressing the importance and relevance of early detection and support as a key issue for children.

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  • High School Students Boost Business Skills with New School-based Incubator

    Budding entrepreneurs at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School used to have to travel downtown from the Dorchester school if they wanted to consult with professional mentors about pursuing their business dreams. That's not the case any longer, with a ribbon cutting marking the opening of the high school's new business incubator.

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  • Barry Manilow Donates New Yamaha Keyboard To Kick Off Music Instrument Drive For Boston Public Schools

    Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow is “hitting the road” ONE LAST TIME! and hopes others will follow his philanthropic lead as he donates a Yamaha Keyboard to launch a local instrument drive during his ONE LAST TIME! Tour for Boston Public Schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the TD Garden box office will receive two free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations) for Manilow’s June 16 concert in Boston, MA.

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  • BPS Mathematicians Score at Math Rocks!

    It’s rare to pack 175 elementary and middle school students into a large hall and get complete silence but these were not ordinary students –they were BPS math whizzes who were busy crunching numbers and calculations equations in a high-stakes competition with trophies and bragging rights on the line. The students, who represented teams from two dozen Boston public schools and were accompanied by 30 teachers, competed in the Boston Teachers Union Math Rocks! Competition.

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  • BPS 2015 Adobe Youth Voice Live!

    More than 1,220 students and 63 educators from 32 schools have been participating in BPS Adobe Youth Voices this year. On June 2, 2015, many students from all over the district traveled to Hibernian Hall in Roxbury to see their artwork on display at Boston Public Schools’ 2015 AYV Live!. The event is part of Adobe Foundation's global grant initiative “Adobe Youth Voices” which helps build "creative confidence" in youth. It empowers them to develop the skills to find their voice and share their creative vision via visual design, film and animation.

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