Category: Massachusetts

After Backlash, School Suspends Hair Policy

The board of trustees of a Malden charter school unanimously voted to suspend a controversial policy that punished students for wearing hair braid extensions, a rule that many said discriminates against black and biracial students.

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Charter School Students Rally for RiverThursday

When the students at River Valley Charter School learned the Merrimack River was listed as the eighth most endangered river by the American Rivers Association last year, they committed to fight the pollution problem.

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In Noisy Rally, Boston Teachers Union Demands New Contract

Hundreds of Boston teachers — shaking noise makers, beating plastic buckets, and carrying signs demanding a fair contract — marched around the perimeter of School Department Headquarters in Roxbury Wednesday evening in hopes of jump-starting stalled contract talks with the city.

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Boston Teachers Union Calls for Protest As Contract Talks Stall

The Boston Teachers Union is calling on its members to protest stalled contract talks after it says Boston Public Schools officials have “barely budged” on key issues, including pay equity for staffers at autonomous schools, paid maternity leave and supporting inclusion classes.

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