1. School Relocation Funding Debated, Then Approved

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    The Boston City Council approves funding for a relocation plan involving seven Boston Public Schools. The plan would expand capacity at high-performing schools that are in demand by parents. But some parents from the Mission Hill section of Roxbury oppose the relocation of the Mission Hill K-8 School, which draws most of its students from the surrounding neighborhood. Report for BNN News. Aired May 23, 2012.

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    • Officials Discuss Plan for Boston Student Assignment

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      State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester) and Boston City Councilor at Large John Connolly talk about the plan they announced earlier in the day for changing student assignment policy in the Boston Public Schools. Interview on BNN News. Aired October 3, 2012.

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      • Menino Defends Boston School Superintendent

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        Mayor Thomas Menino defends Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson, after a call for her resignation by the head of the City Council Committee on Education, John Connolly. Report for BNN News. Aired July 11, 2011.

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        • Supporters Rally for Boston School Superintendent

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          Supporters rally at Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain for Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson after calls for her resignation. Report for BNN News. Aired July 16, 2012.

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          • Councilors Arroyo, Connolly on "State of the City"

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            Interview segment about this year's "State of the City" address and agenda with Boston City Councilors At-Large John Connolly and Felix Arroyo. Interview on BNN News. Aired January 30, 2013.

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            • Advisory Group Approves School Choice Plan

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              The external advisory committee appointed by Mayor Menino approves a new policy on student assignments for the Boston Public Schools. Report for BNN News by Luke Jones. Aired February 26, 2013.

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              • City Councilor Talks About Teacher Contract

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                Boston City Councilor at Large John Connolly, head of the council committee on education, talks about the continuing failure to reach agreement on a new contract with the Boston Teachers Union. Interview on BNN News. Aired April 3, 2012.

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                • BPS Official Explains School Choice Plan

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                  Klare Shaw, Senior Advisor to Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson, explains the External Advisory Board recommendations for a new student assignment policy, and for an advisory team on school quality. Interview on BNN News. Aired February 27, 2013.

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                  • Mayor Urges School Closings and Mergers

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                    In remarks to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino calls for moving ahead with plan for closings, mergers, and educational improvements in the Boston Public Schools. Remarks at Chamber breakfast in Boston December 14, 2010. Produced by BNN News.

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                    • City Councilor, Educator Discuss Achievement Gap

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                      City Councilor Tito Jackson and Executive Board Member of the Black Educators Alliance of Mass. Barbara Fields discuss efforts to narrow the racial achievement gap among students in the Boston Public Schools. Interview on BNN News. Aired June 21, 2012.

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