First Class Hopes for Schools

09/15/2009 14:35

Boston Herald | By Jessica Fargen -
The Boston Public Schools system is making a bold appeal to city parents with a launch of six new kindergarten-to-8th grade schools, a Montessori pilot program and an emphasis on reading - all while bracing for a smaller budget, fewer teachers and another swine flu season.

“It is not without its challenges,” Superintendent Carol R. Johnson acknowledged in an interview with the Herald as she enters her third year as superintendent of the 56,000-student more