Boston school officials announced today that they intend to tap an education-management company to convert the Marshall Elementary School in Dorchester into a charter school next fall, under a proposal to boost student achievement. The announcement marks the second time school officials have turned to an outside firm to convert a traditional public school into an “in-district” charter school , or one overseen by the School Department. The action that will require approval of the Boston School Committee and the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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