Dacia Evans (far left), Aaron Da Grasa (middle), and other students danced with Headmaster Lindsa McIntyre (right) after MCAS scores released the Jeremiah E Burke High School from underperforming status.

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Burke high school sheds ‘underperforming’ designation

“This is a historic moment,” said Headmaster Lindsa McIntyre, as she addressed the students at the Dorchester school.

At UP Academy Leonard Middle School in Lawrence, Jacob Hernandez (left) and De’Andre Lebron worked on a science experiment using boats filled with pennies.

Overhaul of Lawrence schools showing results

The state’s three-year effort to overhaul the long-troubled district is starting to see some traction.

Special Report: The Longest Road


At 17, the shadow fell: a devastating diagnosis of mental illness. Trouble, hospital, home, into the depths again. Now, he aims to make his way back.

The 2014 race for governor

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Get full Boston Globe coverage and analyis of the 2014 race to replace Deval Patrick as governor of Massachusetts.

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With the primaries behind them, the major party candidates for governor have a big challenge ahead.

The Jobs of Summer


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Globe Investigation: Shadow Campus


The Globe investigation of off-campus housing in Boston revealed a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement.

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Marathon bombings — One year later

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Profiles of a city healing and recovering a year after the attack.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez



Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.