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Runkle faculty persevere through administrative changes

Runkle faculty persevere through administrative changes

Yiming Fu, Editor-in-Chief June 10, 2020

All at once, things changed. Former Runkle school principal Genteen Jean-Michael took a sudden leave of absence for medical reasons on March 5. With Jean-Michael gone, Donna Finnegan, the former Runkle...

School Committee member David Pearlman, Vice-Chair Suzanne Federspiel, and moderator Meghna Chakrabarti field community questions during the School Committee open forum on Sunday, May 31.

School Committee addresses community questions regarding layoffs

Elena Su, News Managing Editor June 1, 2020

Over 1,000 attendees tuned in to a virtual meeting with members of the Brookline School Committee (BSC) at 7 p.m. on May 31. Vice-Chair Suzanne Federspiel, BSC member David Pearlman and State Representative...

Over 300 pink slips were issued to district faculty yesterday, laying off all non-tenured teachers, paraprofessionals, librarians, visual arts teachers and many more. The district made these cuts to allow for more flexibility in the fall.

District leaders: cuts motivated by need for flexibility

Graham Krewinghaus, Longform Managing Editor May 30, 2020

The high school and the school district at large have had a chaotic 48 hours. In response to sweeping layoffs that came to light yesterday, public forums have lit up with indignation, petitions have been...

Current members of the Needs Improvment Class as well as Alumni ranging back to 2003 hold signs protesting the budget cuts to the high school's drama department.

Needs Improvment Battle serves as protest against cuts to drama department

Elena Su, News Managing Editor May 29, 2020

The Needs Improvment show opened in silence. Wearing grim and determined expressions, alumni and students held up signs reading, “Theater was my home at BHS,” “The arts are essential” and “Arts...

The first paragraph of the statement the Brookline School Committee released to the public today.

School committee announces possible layoffs amid budget crisis

The Brookline School Committee (BSC) announced this afternoon in a public statement that the projected town budget gap for 2021 is $12.8 million. Along with this, they were notified at a public Town-School...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing guidelines have made it impossible for students to take the SAT and MCAS exams.

Administration discusses impact of standardized test cancellations

Elena Su, Arts Editor May 27, 2020

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of the Spring 2020 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams. Similarly, the College Board has canceled their May and June...

Peeps: How do you feel about the remote work?

Vikrant Sabharwal, Staff Writer May 23, 2020

With the abrupt closure of school occurring three months prior to the end of the year, the high school has implemented online work. The Sagamore sent out a survey to see how students are handling the work....

Located in Washington D.C., the United States Capitol is home to the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Timeline of federal actions to end COVID-19

Luca Kelley Nielsen, Staff Writer May 21, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to prolong the reopening of the economic sector and stress the medical system in the United States, it is important to see the timeline that led to the rapid spread of the disease....

Strength in Distance raises money for food pantry

Alex Fung, News Editor May 7, 2020

While both businesses and people's incomes have been undermined by the COVID-19 shutdown, Brookline citizens have stepped up to help those in need. One such effort is the Strength in Distance fundraiser...

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently held a virtual meeting to discuss COVID-19. During this meeting, public health leaders in the state addressed safety precautions that should be taken and common misconceptions about the virus.

Department of Public Health holds discussion on COVID-19

Luca Kelley Nielsen, Staff Writer May 6, 2020

In response to pervasive fears surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health hosted a discussion on Thursday, April 30, where professionals informed the public about...

Plans for Day of Dialogue, scheduled for April 2, were disrupted when school closed. However, the planning team found ways to make it work from their homes.

Day of Dialogue planners navigate school closure

Graham Krewinghaus, News Editor May 6, 2020

Doubt filled every hallway of the high school on Thursday, March 12. Nobody knew that it would be the last day of classes, but everybody felt the uncertainty. For those preparing for Day of Dialogue,...

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