Massachusetts

The Boston school board is expected this week to formally tap Manuel J. Rivera, the Rochester, N.Y., schools chief, as the district’s next superintendent, a move many hope will shift the focus from a difficult search process to planning for the city’s children.
October 4, 2006 – Education Week
After four years as a finalist, the Boston school district won the Broad Prize for Urban Education last week in recognition of its success improving achievement, especially among racial- and ethnic-minority groups.
September 27, 2006 – Education Week
The Boston school district on Tuesday won the Broad Prize for Urban Education in recognition of its success improving student performance overall and narrowing achievement gaps between white and minority students.
September 19, 2006 – Education Week (Web)
Ten public schools in Massachusetts will test whether more learning time can boost academic performance and close the achievement gap between low-income students and their more affluent peers.
September 6, 2006 – Education Week
A Massachusetts court has ruled that state education officials infringed the rights of the well-known education author Alfie Kohn by objecting to his planned speech at a 2001 conference being underwritten by a state-administered federal grant.
August 30, 2006 – Education Week
The closely watched search for a new superintendent in Boston has taken such a rocky turn that the search committee’s revised timeline now envisions January as the starting time for the new schools chief.
July 26, 2006 – Education Week
A group of parents has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider their challenge to a school assignment plan that uses race to improve diversity in the Lynn, Mass., public schools.
July 26, 2006 – Education Week
To help Boston's next top administrator tackle the district's challenges without scrapping what’s working, a group of researchers was enlisted to take stock of the tenure of Superintendent Thomas W. Payzant, who retired last month after more than a decade on the job.
July 12, 2006 – Education Week
The search to find a superintendent of schools for Boston may take longer than officials there had hoped, after three of the five candidates reported to be on the search committee’s short list withdrew.
July 12, 2006 – Education Week
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In his nearly 11-year tenure at the helm of the Boston public schools, Thomas W. Payzant has maintained a relentless focus on instruction.
June 7, 2006 – Education Week

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