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Fight for the freedom to learn
A little over a year ago, the College Board unveiled its long-awaited draft AP African American Studies curriculum. What happened next was sad — and all too predictable.
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Opinion
The steep price of school underfunding
There are numbers you know, and then there are numbers you feel. For instance, I know that Black children make up 15% of this country’s K-12 public schools. I also know that Black folks make up roughly the same percentage of U.S. citizens. 
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Roxbury Community College celebrates its 50th anniversary
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Roxbury Community College celebrates its 50th anniversary
Roxbury Community College opened its doors in September 1973 after years of community activism, welcoming 400 students to a modest campus on Blue Hill Avenue.
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Tufts study shows METCO participation boosts college attendance, graduation
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Tufts study shows METCO participation boosts college attendance, graduation
As a student in the METCO program, Nicholas Vance used to wake up at 5:30 every morning to prepare for an hour-long bus ride from his home in Mattapan to school in Bedford. Now an education specialist and strategic initiatives manager at the National Grid, Vance said the “academic rigor” his suburban school offered was worth the hassle.
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Debt-free education bill gaining widespread support
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Debt-free education bill gaining widespread support
An education bill in the state legislature that supporters say would decrease the college debt burden on Massachusetts students is drawing widespread support for its promise to help erase a major financial barrier that often derails low-income students.
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New associate degree in biotechnology offered at Franklin Cummings Tech
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New associate degree in biotechnology offered at Franklin Cummings Tech
Students at Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology will soon have an opportunity to get an associate degree in biotechnology, a new initiative that aims to diversify one of the region’s largest industries.
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2023: A year marked by bold changes in education, business and community
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2023: A year marked by bold changes in education, business and community
It has been a year of change throughout New England, and the Banner has captured a plethora of stories that were important to the region. There were a number of stories in Boston that percolated in 2023 and a few others that gave us pause.
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Ballot effort aims to end MCAS graduation requirement
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Ballot effort aims to end MCAS graduation requirement
Flexing its political muscle, the Massachusetts Teachers Association turned in 135,000 signatures, far more than expected, to the Secretary of State’s office in support of a ballot question that intends to remove the controversial high school graduation requirement tied to MCAS testing.
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No budget increase for METCO
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No budget increase for METCO
Six expansion plans dashed
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Achieve Program helps drive student success
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Achieve Program helps drive student success
Initiative celebrates 15 years of helping middle school students reach high school and college
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Black Teacher Archive reveals untold stories of the fight for education justice
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Black Teacher Archive reveals untold stories of the fight for education justice
The old journals and bulletins chronicle the acts of resistance in places like Mississippi, Louisiana and North Carolina, where Black educators fought against injustice in education under Jim Crow. Those stories are now chronicled in the Black Teacher Archive, a groundbreaking new digital portal that was unveiled at Harvard University last month. 
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Local News
Education leaders applaud state guidance on student diversity
New state guidance on diversity and equity in higher education is a positive step to move forward following the end of affirmative action in college admissions, local education leaders say.
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