You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe



Planning to upgrade the elementary schools

The last time Newton built a new elementary school, nearly 40 years ago, cafeterias were optional, the needs of special-education students weren’t a priority, and having a television counted as technology in the classroom.

As the city embarks on plans to rebuild and renovate at least three elementary schools in the coming years, educators are discussing what a modern school needs and what kind of spaces will be necessary for the future.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week