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Experts, advocates warn against Brockton calling in National Guard to quell high school violence

The school has been engulfed in turmoil for months, with its halls and classrooms drastically understaffed due in large part to cuts last year caused by back-to-back multimillion-dollar budget deficits.

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MTA exerts more power amid a wave of teacher strikes, generating praise and scorn

The Massachusetts Teachers Association has undergone an ideological shift in which it has become a more populist workers’ rights movement that eagerly blocks state policies it opposes.

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A look behind the curtain: How the Newton School Committee and teachers union finally struck a deal

Behind the scenes, the parties worked furiously around the clock to settle. But acrimony had been ratcheting up for months, and both sides were determined to hold their ground.

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Mayors in Mass. cities played key roles ending teachers strikes. So why was Newton’s absent from the bargaining table?

Newton has a strong mayor system of government, so Mayor Ruthanne Fuller directs the city’s budget, including how much the school district gets.

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Massachusetts teachers unions increasingly willing to go on strike to secure paid parental leave

Many union leaders and educators question whether their exclusion from the state paid family and medical leave act reflect a sexist attitude towards a profession largely composed of women.

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‘Everybody has eyes on Newton’: The teachers strike is over, but more fights are on the horizon

The work stoppages in Massachusetts coincide with a national resurgence in strikes across the public and private sectors that started in 2018.

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Globe’s reporting leads to North Attleborough reshelving book previously banned from library

The district restored “Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice" to an elementary school library Tuesday, less than a week after the Globe reported it had been removed.

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Following Globe investigation, Winchester, Lexington parents push school committees for literacy reform

A Globe story published earlier this month revealed that Winchester and Lexington were among more than 100 districts using early elementary reading curriculum the state education department considers “low quality” for promoting discredited teaching practices.