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Asian and white parents sue Boston Public Schools to overturn exam school’s admission policy

  • An assembly of Asian and white parents filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Boston Public Schools in hopes of having at least five of their children admitted to the elite exam schools.
  • Their children failed to secure seats due to a lack of admittance allotted to their ZIP codes under the temporary policy.
  • The temporary admission policy, in an effort to increase diversity, allowed more Black and Latino students seats while less Asian and white applicants were granted admission.
  • Boston switched to a new admissions policy this year that divides admission geographically by grouping together areas with similar socio-economic profiles.
  • The Boston school officials, who have not commented on the plaintiff’s request, have until July 19 to file their response in the appeals court.

An assembly of Asian and white parents requested the federal appeals court overturn the exam school admission policy of Boston Public Schools (BPS).  

The Boston parents filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against BPS in hopes of having at least five of their children admitted to the elite exam schools after they failed to secure seats due to a temporary admission policy in place last year.

Recent assaults at Boston schools involved students using city-issued Chromebooks as weapons

Boston Public Schools
  • School officials from the Boston Public Schools district reportedly failed to notify the police about three separate physical assaults that involved school-issued Google Chromebooks.
  • The incidents occurred between April 28 and May 3 at Richard Murphy School in Dorchester, Joyce Kilmer School in West Roxbury and Boston Latin Academy in Roxbury.
  • The first reported incident took place at Richard Murphy School on April 28, when a seventh-grader was struck in the head and face with a Chromebook.
  • Karen Pham, the mother of the victim, said the attack left her daughter bloodied and so injured that she needed five stitches at the hospital.
  • Another female student was reportedly struck at least six times in the head with a Chromebook at Joyce Kilmer School on May 2. The victim said she was attacked by a former friend and was hospitalized due to a concussion following the incident.
  • Authorities responded to Boston Latin Academy on May 3 after a girl was accused of hitting a boy with a Chromebook on the head over a classroom seat dispute.

School officials from the Boston Public Schools (BPS) district reportedly failed to notify the police about three separate incidents from late April to early May that involved students being physically assaulted with laptops.

The incidents occurred between April 28 and May 3 at Richard Murphy School in Dorchester, Joyce Kilmer School in West Roxbury and Boston Latin Academy in Roxbury, according to reports. All three assailants were accused of using Google Chromebooks provided to them by their respective public schools.