The power of community

“What are you doing in that robe?” Riana, a 10th grader, asks me as I come barreling down the stairs. “I’m going to Abraham’s graduation,” I reply grinning, “And I can’t be late.” It’s mid-day in March, graduation day at Boston Arts Academy. Faculty line the assembly...

What teachers really need

A few weeks ago, The Boston Foundation (TBF) released a report entitled, “The Real Cost of the Contract.”  The report gained a lot of press; the Boston Globe published a front-page article highlighting the report’s findings, and Richard Stutman, the BTU President,...

What School Can Be

An important milestone in the life of a Boston Arts Academy dancer unfolded last week as 17 seniors presented their 2011 Senior Dance Concert (SDC). How significantly this embodies RICO, our habits of the graduate. Students work for months on invention and revision....