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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.