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TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Done right, online learning could be answer to our education needs
Education has been slow to adopt technology that can dramatically improve instruction and allow students to learn any time, anywhere, at their own pace. That must change.
Yet another hard look taken, again, at Boston Public Schools
Boston schools educate students who face enormous obstacles in getting their education. Some of them do brilliantly well. Others fall far short.
Charlestown High has set a pathway to college
The Globe celebrates the idea of early-college programming. As it happens, Charlestown High already has three Early College and Career Pathways, in partnership with Bunker Hill Community College.
IDEAS | Beth Humberd, Carlo Dallapiccola, Scott Latham, and Adrian Staub
College COVID restrictions have become overkill
For the sake of their mental health, students deserve a path to normalcy.
When it comes to canceling student debt, what is Joe Biden waiting for?
In a midterm year — with Biden’s low approval ratings and Democrats’ diminishing odds of winning the midterms in November — canceling student loan debt is not only the right policy but also an easy political choice.
Westyn Branch-Elliman, Elissa Perkins, and Shira Doron
It’s time to revamp testing and quarantine policy for asymptomatic students
The context of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed — specifically, new variants and vaccine availability for all K-12 students — and these changes render the program obsolete.
Democracy’s other threat: Book bans and purges
Limiting access to literature, especially by authors of color, is yet another authoritarian tool polluting political discourse.
With the necessary resources, urban leaders and parents of color can lift up Boston’s schools
Making the move to take BPS into receivership is inherently anti-democratic in a time when 78 percent of Boston voters approve of returning to an elected school committee.
Boston Public Schools should go into receivership
It would be hard to design a school system that has more poorly served Black and brown students than BPS.
In Charlestown, the seed for a new kind of school — in a city failing too many of its kids
Boston needs innovation schools that will experiment with early college programs and more, whether or not the Charlestown proposal succeeds.