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Several JP Schools Starting 2 Hours Earlier: 2018 New Start & End Times for JP’s Public Schools

Some Boston Public School students will get to sleep in a little later next year as the Boston School Committee approved altering start and end times for the 2018-2019 school year. But that’s not the case for several Jamaica Plain schools as three schools will actually start two hours earlier and another school will start one hour earlier. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Mayor Walsh: Starting the School Year Together to Help Every Student

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

The start of the school year brings a lot of change into our students’ lives: new classes, new teachers, new subjects to tackle. September can be an inspiring time, a season that brings students, teachers and families together as they work to accomplish a shared goal: a successful, completed school year. But I know starting the school year isn’t always easy for everyone — for a lot of students, school can be tough. It was that way for me. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Meeting on Water Access in Boston Public Schools in JP on June 2

The Boston Public Schools are leading nine community meetings about water access in Boston Public Schools, with one in Jamaica Plain on June 2. These meetings are a result of concerns about water quality, particularly of lead contamination, after it was learned that students at four Boston schools, including the Curley School in JP, may have drank water containing lead. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Councilor Pressley Leading Discussion on Boston Public School Cuts at Doyle’s

As Boston Public School students protest budget cuts to their schools, elected officials are also trying to fight for public schools. On Tuesday night At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley will lead a community conversation at Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain to discuss Boston Public Schools budget cuts, unified enrollment and the continued expansion of charter schools. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Jamaica Plain Parents Listen, Question, Learn About Boston Compact

There will be no school closings. Charter schools will not supplant public schools. Boston’s Chief of Education Rahn Dorsey and Boston Compact Chief Collaborator Rachel Weinstein made those two statements clear at the sixth in a series of neighborhood meetings this fall to test out the idea of uniform enrollment and receive feedback from parents. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Manning School’s Audrey Jackson Named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year

Audrey Jackson, a fifth-grade teacher at JP’s Manning School, has been named the state’s Teacher of the Year. Credit: Massachusetts Teachers Association

Since the state’s Teacher of the Year award began in 1960, only seven Boston Public Schools educators have been chosen for the honor. Jamaica Plain’s Manning School, tucked away in Moss Hill, has produced this year’s winner, fifth-grade teacher Audrey Jackson. (more…) Continue Reading →

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