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  • Posted 12/17/2013 10:23:39 EST

    "Office Boss" was the very best skit of all of 2013. I have shown it to so many friends, and each one hyperventilates with laughter. Beck Bennett's physical comedy as a CEO with the body of a baby is more »

  • Posted 08/05/2013 11:06:04 EDT

    I appreciate the catch-all phrase "breastfeeding isn't going to work." It's not always about lifestyle choices; sometimes it just literally doesn't work. There are women out there, myself included, wh more »

  • Posted 01/04/2013 06:56:27 EST

    So enrollment is rising in the lower grades due to an increase in students with special needs, and dropping in the upper grades due the competition of charter schools. But the charter schools do not a more »

  • Posted 05/21/2011 10:57:16 EDT

    I loved reading this, as I, too, have a botched proposal story. My husband took a half-day from work to shop and clean the house and prepare a delicious gourmet meal over which he planned a romantic, more »

  • Posted 12/22/2010 02:19:29 EST

    I applaud the MTA for attempting to steer the discourse rather than sticking their fingers in their ears and refusing to engage. To be fair, the Boston Teachers Union is also participating in negotiat more »

  • Posted 10/25/2010 04:33:35 EDT

    I always refuse to "friend" a current student, but I rebuff them by saying that I would be happy to friend any student upon graduation from our school. I am always delighted to hear updates on the col more »

  • Posted 10/09/2010 09:30:22 EDT

    Nice article. Some of us have been amused by this word for many years, and even made it our moniker. more »

  • Posted 10/07/2010 06:59:48 EDT

    The empty seats in Boston are a real problem. High overhead costs (administrative and and physical plant) must be reined in. We all knew school closings were coming. My concern is the dearth of high s more »

  • Posted 10/01/2010 07:19:49 EDT

    Fund only the charter schools with a proven track record of policies that are _replicable to scale_ in the public schools. We can't have pockets of success -- we need a culture of success, and so far more »

  • Posted 09/24/2010 07:22:34 EDT

    xybosoxxy -- Balancing the morbid obesity rate in this country (and the ensuing health care costs related thereto) and the relative need for Latin scholars, I'd say a PE teacher might be more importan more »

  • Posted 07/30/2010 08:37:53 EDT

    Several points: 1. Those who blame poor achievement on lack of family engagement are not countered the example of charter schools. Any family who bothers to apply to a charter school lottery is alread more »

  • Posted 06/22/2010 04:13:53 EDT

    Though I may feel some initial wariness about private interests coming to fund and therefore influence public schools, I see this news as really positive. Children are in need, and a large group of pe more »

  • Posted 06/20/2010 06:52:22 EDT

    "Catholic schools, which have a strong track record of academic success in the city, can share lessons about character education... And charter schools, she said, could spread innovations such as exte more »

  • Posted 06/10/2010 04:46:39 EDT

    Improving reading at grade 3 will require early literacy interventions. Programs like Reading Recovery in grade 1 are life-changing for the students who receive it, but this year's state budget cut AL more »

  • Posted 04/23/2010 05:15:08 EDT

    Go further. I suggest that all Latin School admittance should be saved for those who have attended Boston Public Schools for at least one year. If BPS wants to stop losing its top students to charter more »

  • Posted 04/13/2010 07:31:17 EDT

    This article missed the point entirely. It's not the extra hours that are truly upsetting. Yes, any teacher in a failing school MUST put in more time. (It would be nice if we were all professionals wh more »

  • Posted 03/22/2010 06:19:14 EDT

    Steven Lynch was right to stick to his convictions. He did it when he voted against the bank bailout, and he's done it again. Oh wait, the bank bailout bill kept us from falling off a cliff into a dep more »

  • Posted 12/02/2009 07:29:39 EST

    So even if the schools show statistically demonstrable improvement on the very test scores that everyone deems as the only measure of learning, that's still not enough? I don't get it. It seems like t more »

  • Posted 11/19/2009 07:01:26 EST

    Actually, lhteacher, there are many highly motivated, highly effective teachers who care deeply about narrowing the achievement gap. We are good at our jobs, believe all children can learn, and we hav more »

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