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A new approach to school mergers?
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Local News
A new approach to school mergers?
In 2002, when Mary Skipper was appointed headmaster at Tech Boston, the former Dorchester High School building housed two other schools: Noonan Business Academy and Academy of Public Service. When she left 11 years later, Tech Boston was the only community left. Her tenure at the helm of the schools gave her hands-on experience with school closures and mergers.
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Three schools left out of 6th grade expansion
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Opinion
Three schools left out of 6th grade expansion
The School Committee voted to close middle schools and move the district to K-6 and 7-12 models as part of the Build BPS, shortly before Superintendent Dr. Cassellius was hired three years ago. The long term impact of this decision means we will have a steady drop in student enrollment, as families select other schools with more secure pathways.
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Twenty years of disruption in Boston’s public schools
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Local News
Twenty years of disruption in Boston’s public schools
In the last 20 years, the district has closed, moved or merged 70% of its schools, according to research by Boston Latin Academy history teacher Jose Valenzuela.
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