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Q&A with Associate Dean Alexander regarding fight in front of high school

Q&A with Associate Dean Alexander regarding fight in front of high school

Cleo Falvey and Valentina Rojas
September 16, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

On Monday, Sep. 12, a fistfight occurred between two girls on the steps outside after school. During the Tuesday advisory following the fight, an announcement was made by Interim Headmaster Anthony Meyer about the role of bystanders in the fight. The Sagamore sat down for a Q&A with Associ...

Meeting about new Identity Curriculum discusses individuality in classroom setting and learning environment

Meeting about new Identity Curriculum discusses individuality in classroom setting and learning environment
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Jason Altshuler, Breaking News Writing Editor
September 3, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

Teachers met at the high school on Tuesday, August 30 to discuss the new Identity Curriculum that has been created with plans of being piloted this school year.   Motivated by race-related incidents at the national, town and school level, a group of faculty and students met in the spring and sum...

UPDATE: New discrimation lawsuit filed by former Brookline Police Officers

UPDATE: New discrimation lawsuit filed by former Brookline Police Officers

Haley Bayne, Editor-in-chief
June 23, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

On June 20, Officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun filed a new lawsuit against the Town of Brookline in Massachusetts Supreme Court, according to a statement from their lawyers. In Dec. 2015, Pilot and Zerai-Misgun alleged racial discrimination within the Brookline Police Department, which...

Diversity Hiring Committees face complications

Diversity Hiring Committees face complications

Susanna Kemp, Staff Writer
June 14, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

The English and social studies departments have had difficulty hiring their preferred candidates of color this spring due to two roadblocks: salaries that do not honor out of state teaching experience and a state-mandated Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement, which verifies a teacher’s ab...

Meyer chosen as Interim Headmaster

Meyer chosen as Interim Headmaster

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor
June 9, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Interim Superintendent Dr. Joseph Connelly and Incoming Superintendent Andrew Bott announced at a meeting on the morning of Thursday, June 9 that Dean Anthony Meyer will serve as Interim Headmaster during the 2016-17 school year.

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Elevated lead rates in water were false alarm

Elevated lead rates in water were false alarm

Valentina Rojas, Arts Managing Editor
June 2, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

In an email sent to Baker and high school parents by interim superintendent Joseph J. Connelly, he quotes from the MWRA statement and apology after they mistakenly reported on the water tests done at the two schools. “"MWRA mistakenly reported that two samples from Brookline schools...

Letter to parents informing of elevated lead in water fountain

Letter to parents informing of elevated lead in water fountain

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor
June 2, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Alan Balsam, Director of Health and Human Services in Brookline sent out an email to parents regarding the elevated rates of lead found in the water fountain in the Unified Arts building. In his email, sent June 1, he explained the response of the Town, which is to turn off al water fountains inside...

BEU gathers for demonstration in front of annual Town Meeting

BEU gathers for demonstration in front of annual Town Meeting

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Over a hundred members of the Brookline Educators Union gathered outside the annual Brookline Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 24 to urge elected Town Meeting members to pressure the School Committee to cooperate in contract negotiations. Devotion teacher Daniel Lipton said that the aim of the BEU’s demonstration was to ...

Man target shooting with air rifle causes Baker School lockdown

Man target shooting with air rifle causes Baker School lockdown

Jillian Goldstein, Staff Writer
May 24, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The sounds of gun shots coming from the Hoar Sanctuary behind the Baker School were reported to the Brookline Police on May 23 at 8:30 a.m. Baker was immediately put into a lockdown to protect the students, and an investigation followed in the area. After the investigation, the police stopped a man with a...

Breaking: Holman announced as finalist for position in Gloucester

Breaking: Holman announced as finalist for position in Gloucester

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor
May 22, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Brookline High School Headmaster Deborah Holman is one of three finalists for a principalship at Gloucester High School. The selected candidate will replace principal Erik Anderson, who announced he was leaving in March 2016. Holman will be visiting Gloucester High School on Monday, May 23. Acco...

BEU gathers again for early morning demonstration

BEU gathers again for early morning demonstration

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Passed by honking cars expressing their support, members of the Brookline Educators Union gathered outside the high school during Z-block on Thursday, May 19. Faculty gathered to raise awareness about contract negotiations, which have been stagnant for months.

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Students walk out of school to sit in at Town Hall for racial equity

Students walk out of school to sit in at Town Hall for racial equity

Rosa Stern Pait and Maya Morris
April 13, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

Students walked together to Town Hall to sit in for racial equity at the high school on April 13th, beginning during F-block. Junior DaHana Smith-Rose organized the walk-out. Thirty students met in front of the Atrium and walked with signs to Town Hall in Brookline Village, where they sang 'We S...

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