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After headmaster’s arrest, Johnson failed to act

Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson is facing fire for backing and not suspending one of her headmasters who was arrested and briefly jailed on a domestic assault charge.

Victor Watch observes his son using an iPad. A phone may come soon.

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How young is too young for a cellphone?

The debate continues over when a child can have a cellphone, especially one that can now be used for video messaging and unfettered access to the Internet.

Fishermen in Sao Vicente in Cape Verde pulled in nets. Leaders see schools as the base of their economy.

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Bridgewater State helping educate Cape Verde’s youth

Though the school sits an ocean and 3,400 miles away, Bridgewater State has become a vital partner to the West African island nation, which sees its future in learning.

Recently planted trees in Copley Square replaced a grove consumed by a lethal fungus, but now sport dead leaves. Urban trees are subject to pollution, road salt, and acidic soil.

Boston struggles with goal to plant 100,000 trees

Five years ago, city officials set a goal of planting 100,000 trees by the end of this decade, but they have fallen behind and are struggling just to keep pace with the high mortality rate of trees.