This week City Councilor John Connolly announced his candidacy for mayor of Boston. Would you vote for him or Menino (or neither)?
City Councilor John Connolly
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
City Councilor John Connolly announced his candidacy for mayor of Boston on Tuesday.
At-Large Boston City Councilor John Connolly announced on Tueday morning he will run for mayor of Boston this year, regardless of whether or not current Mayor Thomas Menino decides to run. Connolly said he respects Menino and his service to Boston, but noted he thought it's time for a change in leadership. "I've worked with [Menino] and I've learned from him, however, this campaign is about Boston's future, and the need for new ideas, new energy and a new resolve for Boston to reach its full potential." Connolly said the way to ensure the future success of the city of Boston is to invest in its public schools to completely transform them into high-performing schools. "The success of our schools directly impacts our ability to create safe…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Boston City Councilor Connolly says the student assignment plans for Boston still fall short in several important areas.
On Monday night the External Advisory Committee on Student Assignment is slated to recommend a new assignment model to the Superintendent and School Committee. After nearly a year of work, the models put forth by the district for the EAC's consideration still fall short in a several areas. In October, a coalition of six elected officials put forth the Quality Choice Plan as a comprehensive model that addresses the issue of uneven quality across the city as an integral part of the creation of a new assignment model. Over 7,000 Bostonians signed onto the plan and, as this process comes to a conclusion, their voices must be heard. There are a few key elements that should be included in the final recommendation to the School Committee. A long…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Option includes a new elementary school in Beacon Hill, Back Bay or the West End.
CORRECTION: In the Quality Choice Plan, elementary school students would be guaranteed a spot, but not required to attend, one of the four schools closest to their homes. City councilors and state representatives who Wednesday unveiled a school choice plan they say builds upon the best aspects of the five options the city's school department presented last week but doesn't force families to choose between school access and educational quality. “This is a step we felt compelled to take after reviewing the options that BPS put on the table,” said Connolly, chair of the City Council’s Committee on Education. While acknowledging the hard work the school department and the External Advisory Committee did to create the five options, Connolly and…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Patch will host a live Q&A session with City Councilor John Connolly on Thursday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m.
At-Large Boston City Councilor John Connolly will answer your questions in a live Q&A session on Patch. Join the conversation Thursday, June 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Readers will be able to pose questions to Connolly in real time. You can join the discussion on any of the six Boston Patch sites. What questions do you have for Connolly? Ask them in the comments section below and we'll ask the best ones during the conversation on June 21.