by Melissa Bailey | Jul 28, 2014 5:01 pm | Comments (17)
Mayor Toni Harp’s campaign pledge to bring a nearly 11-hour optional school day to Lincoln-Bassett School came true Monday, as the state announced it will help pay the bill.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 23, 2014 2:31 pm | Comments (17)
Elm City College Preparatory Middle School has emerged as the most likely seat of an ambitious experiment to reinvent K-8 education with two-week-long student expeditions, daily martial arts, and a “huge” investment in technology.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 18, 2014 12:49 pm | Comments (6)
Neighbors shut their doors to avoid confrontation as a pack of teenage bikers set upon Newhallville—armed with pamphlets about going green and saving money.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 18, 2014 8:45 am | Comments (6)
At the new Lincoln-Bassett School, teachers will come early. Students will be invited to stay late. Class sizes will be smaller. Staff will use the Comer Method to help kids cope with trauma.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 17, 2014 3:42 pm | Comments (9)
After firing their scandal-plagued management partner, Rev. Eldren Morrison and his colleagues hired a $150,000 school director and voted to open their new charter school next month anyway—with 120 instead of 225 kids.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 15, 2014 3:06 pm | Comments (2)
“Strong is sexy! And I am sexy, baby!” shouted the women in Mubarakah Ibrahim’s early morning “boot camp” exercise class. By fall, more women may be shouting those phrases—in free classes at a new not-for-profit gym in Newhallville.
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 14, 2014 12:30 pm | Comments (25)
Twenty-nine teachers are leaving Lincoln-Bassett and MicroSociety schools—some voluntarily, some not—to make way for slated overhauls of low-performing schools. Where will they go next?
by Liana Teixeira | Jul 14, 2014 11:13 am
When “Big Papi” hits a homer in Fenway Park, it might be good news not only for Red Sox fans, but for crime-weary neighbors 130 miles away in Newhallville.
by David Blumenthal | Jul 10, 2014 1:02 pm | Comments (3)
Neighbors of an overgrown open space on Cherry Ann Street will soon have a safe place for their kids.
by David Blumenthal | Jul 7, 2014 2:10 pm | Comments (2)
Two cops patrolling a housing complex where someone shot at police a month ago found themselves not dodging bullets, but mediating a domestic quarrel involving car keys, toiletries, and crack cocaine.