New superintendent open to replacing entrance test for exam schools


Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius. Boston Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, less than two weeks on the job, expressed a willingness on Wednesday to explore replacing the long-controversial admission test for the city’s exam schools, a polarizing issue that could end up in court. Cassellius made her comments on WGBH radio Wednesday afternoon in response to questions from hosts Margery Eagan and Jim Braude, who raised the exam school issue. Cassellius said she was shocked when she learned in recent days that the district’s cost of administering the Independent School Entrance Exam was $140 per student, noting, “That’s a […]

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