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BEU holds meeting in response to School Committee rejection

BEU holds meeting in response to School Committee rejection

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

March 28, 2016

Over 200 Brookline school faculty gathered in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium on Monday, March 28 to discuss the Brookline Educators Union’s next steps in response to the School Committee’s rejection of a BEU proposal.

Students lead discussion on “Asking for Courage” day dedicated to racial issues

Students lead discussion on “Asking for Courage” day dedicated to racial issues

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor

March 19, 2016

Join the continuing conversation online here. Use the button labeled "Chapters" above to navigate to the blocks you missed or are interested in returning to.

Students protest lack of clear dress code through demonstrations in freshman advisories

Students protest lack of clear dress code through demonstrations in freshman advisories

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

March 17, 2016

On Tuesday, March 15, about 40 students walked into freshman advisories in order to protest the lack of a clear set of dress code guidelines, which they said causes teachers to arbitrarily “dress-code” them, by taking them aside and telling them that their attire is inappropriate and that they must change. After entering the advisories, students involved in the protests read a statement condemning the current ambiguous dress code, then left the classroom immediately afterwards.

BREAKING: Bott confirmed as next Superintendent

BREAKING: Bott confirmed as next Superintendent

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor

March 17, 2016

The School Committee unanimously voted to confirm Lincoln School Principal Andrew Bott as the next Superintendent.

January rife with conversations on race and increasing protest

January rife with conversations on race and increasing protest

Jake Brodsky, News Editor

March 16, 2016

Between conflicts within the Brookline Police Department, Martin Luther King Day celebrations in the town and at the high school that addressed alleged institutionalized racism and recent student protests, the month leading up to Black History Month was replete with local racial activism and attempts to...

Pronoun introductions offer greater range of student gender identities

Jake Brodsky, News Editor

March 16, 2016

From Day of Dialogue to an ever-increasing presence by the GTSA, transgender and non-binary students are making their voices heard in the high school. This year, the GTSA has taken an active role in influencing how students initially identify themselves to peers and teachers. On the first day of school, in advisory a...

Email sent to parents regarding math class and police incident

Email sent to parents regarding math class and police incident

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor

March 12, 2016

On Friday, March 11 Headmaster Deborah Holman sent an email to parents and staff. In the email she addressed both the junior math class incident and the altercation between police and students. She also commended the high school for "more publicly examining institutional racism, bias and privilige,"...

Administration investigates offensive, inappropriate usernames on Kahoot

Administration investigates offensive, inappropriate usernames on Kahoot

Sofia Georgaklis, Sports Writing Editor

March 10, 2016

On Friday, March 4, inappropriate and offensive usernames were projected on a whiteboard in a junior Precalculus class as students began signing up for a game of Kahoot. Kahoot is an interactive game platform where students use their phones to participate in a quiz created by their teacher. Each game has...

BREAKING: School Committee postpones Superintendent vote

BREAKING: School Committee postpones Superintendent vote

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor

March 10, 2016

The School Committee postponed a scheduled vote to confirm a new Superintendent at their meeting on March 10.

Students and police involved in after school incident

Students and police involved in after school incident

Sara Hogenboom, News Writing Editor

March 9, 2016

Two police officers intervened in a play-fight between a group of students of color who were standing on the steps of the high school, after school on Tuesday March 8.

BREAKING: School Committee recommends Bott as new Superintendent

BREAKING: School Committee recommends Bott as new Superintendent

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2016

The Brookline School Committee voted to recommend Andrew Bott to be the next Superintendent on Mar. 3. Bott, who is currently the Principal of the Lincoln School, was one of three finalists for the position. According to the Brookline Public Schools, a School Committee vote on the morning of Thurs...

School faculty show continued unity in support of BEU

School faculty show continued unity in support of BEU

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

February 29, 2016

On Monday, Feb. 29, for the second consecutive Monday, teachers left the high school at 3 p.m. in a sign of solidarity with the Brookline Educators Union, who are currently in the negotiations with the School Committee. School faculty wanted to show how much time teachers use after school by st...

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