Gov. Charlie Baker focused the first two years of his term on expanding charter schools in Massachusetts. When that failed, Baker shifted much of his attention to other smaller programs such as making college affordable and upgrading vocational technical schools.
West Roxbury Academy and Urban Science Academy, which share a building, are slated to close at the end of this school year. Officials also plan to close the John W. McCormack Middle School in Columbia Point by summer 2020.
WBUR Edify reporter Carrie Jung was in federal court on Monday for day one of a suit saying Harvard University discriminates against Asian-Americans, and joined Morning Edition to discuss what happened.
Translating Shakespeare allowed Migdalia Cruz to settle into her power as a playwright, to take ownership of her talent, she said. "It made me feel really free. After years of being treated as less than."
Speculation that Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be launching a presidential bid in 2020 is mounting in the wake of her carefully-orchestrated release of a DNA test supporting her claim that she has Native American heritage.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's campaign is out this morning with a DNA test that shows Warren does have Native American ancestry. It comes after years of accusations that Warren faked her heritage in order to further her career.