Curley School Principal Gets Pies In The Face As Promised After Fundraising Goal Hit

Curley School Principal Katie Grassa got pied in the face 11 times on Wednesday after the school hit its fundraising goal of $17,000. The momentous and continuous pie-ing happened throughout the school's Fun Run, which took place throughout the day. Grassa got pied 11 times because she wanted to be sure that all the kids got to see her, so she took one in the face after each grade came out to run. The Curley School Parent Council organized the fundraiser with plenty of support from teachers, administrators, and staff. Last year's fundraiser netted $18,000, which was used to support Playworks, the school's leadership and anti-bullying program.


BTU Unafraid Educators Help Undocumented Students Thru Workshops, Scholarships and More

A group of Jamaica Plain educators are part of an organization that is fighting for the rights of undocumented Boston Public School students. Jamaica Plain residents Adriana Costache and Maya Taft-Morales have been working with BTU Unafraid Educators for more than two years, or as Maya Taft-Morales described it -- since Trump was elected. Both fielded questions about their involvement in the organization. Q: What school do you teach in, and what do you teach? Costache: I teach math and science to English learners at Fenway High School.


School Committee Chair: Federal Government Must Maintain Funding for Boston Public Schools

The last time I visited a Congressional office, I sat at the knee of the Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill. He gave me a Celtics pennant, which (rumor had it) was given to him by Red Auerbach following the Celtics championship run earlier that year. It was 1986, and I was eight years old. This past March, I returned to Capitol Hill with my Boston School Committee colleague, Jamaica Plain native Michael O’Neill, and representatives from the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the city of Boston to ask our representatives and senators to preserve federal funding for our schools. Boston, like many other large urban districts around the country, has faced declining federal revenue streams during the last several years.